About my sister. Growing up, my sister and I fought like cats and dogs. Cats. And. Dogs. We’ve had screaming matches, we’ve ratted each other out fueled by anger and spite, we’ve even beaten the crap out of each other. I may be the little sister, but I was also a little tougher than princess here (although she did bite me once and I had a HUGE bruise on my arm for weeks!). Imagine Becky and Darlene from Roseanne. She was Becky and I was Darlene. And yeah, there’s also a DJ. We call him David. Anyway, oddly enough, as adults Becky and I are best friends. The very best of friends, actually.
So, when she went to the International Reading Association conference (which I couldn’t go to) she of course was the first in line to meet Gayle Forman and get my copy of If I Stay signed. And she of course started telling Gayle Forman all about how her little sister is a writer and has a YA book coming out next year. And she of course also got me a signed copy of Where She Went. Because that’s what a big sister—who gets in a fight with you and secretly records the whole thing, including when you repeatedly scream “F*%@ Off!” and then blackmails you to do her bidding or she’s going to give it to Mom—does.
The even cooler thing is that Gayle Forman signed one of the books “Welcome to the YA Club!” Isn’t that awesome? And I owe it all to Becky (who, incidentally, is going to KILL me for using her second grade picture above but what’s she gonna do? Bite me…again?).
So thanks, Nance, for the books. For the shirt, too. And also, uh, whatever happened to that tape?
And also, love you.
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