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The following First Page is a YA novel:
The problem was that he was 'hot' and I was not. So he got all the girls and I got, well, mostly myself, which was not that great a thing. That was the general run of our lives, and the way it was on that pivotal afternoon. He, Brandon Burke, with his perfect hair and Brad Pitt looks, was sitting in the corner booth at our local Micky D’s with out-of-my-league Alison, her shadow Erika, and some other celestial being.
Me, I was with my ace Snort, which was also not that great a thing.
“Hey Jake,” croaked Snort, “who’s that tasty morsel over there by Ally?”
“Don’t know and don’t care,” I grunted, trying to convince myself.
“Yeah, right. I can tell by the way your tongue’s hanging out.”
“Shut up Snort.”
He couldn’t leave well enough alone. “Just look at her, Jake. She’s hotter than Seven of Nine.”
It was becoming increasingly clear that Snort’s addiction Star Trek Voyager reruns had something to do with Jeri Ryan’s catsuit. “Maybe,” I replied, reluctantly joining his juvenile game, “but she can’t touch Lara Croft.”
He lifted his nose. “Lara Croft doesn’t count. She’s a cartoon.”
“And Seven isn’t? Besides, what about the Angelina Jolie flick?”
I could tell Snort still expected me to concede that this girl was better looking than either the ex-Borg or the Tomb Raider. No way I’d do it, but she still was, especially the way she was dressed that afternoon. That off-the-shoulder thing was always killer, particularly on girls with creamy skin, pouty lips, and eyes like aquamarines.
Cornered, I adopted a pompous tone. “You shouldn’t objectify women, Snort. It’s dehumanizing.”
His eyes went to the floor. “Can’t help it. It’s genetic. I have a Y chromosome.”
Would you read on?
Last weeks contributor was JC Lamont. You can find out more about JC on her face book page or visiting her at her blog.