Against All Odds by Kels Barnholdt

By Kels Barnholdt

Ever due to the fact that her mother’s demise, Victoria feels numb. She used to dread the empty emotions, yet now she depends upon them -- being invisible is healthier than having to reply to the questions, larger than having to house the ache. She’s so numb that she doesn’t even care that her dating along with her father is now nonexistent, or that she basically has one actual good friend left on the earth. She has a approach, person who works, and person who retains her emotionally close off. however the visual appeal of Nathan Daley threatens to damage Victoria’s rigorously developed world.Nathan is smug, and a know-it-all, and so clever it makes Victoria unwell. let alone he’s completely attractive. however the worst half? He’s her new stepbrother. A stepbrother she doesn’t wish, who got here with a stepmother she doesn’t wish. yet sooner than Victoria realizes it, she’s taking part in a perilous online game with Nathan. One that’s attractive, addicting, and forbidden -- yet so much of all, one who makes her consider alive back. Can Victoria pop out of Nathan’s video game a greater individual? Or will it ruin her as soon as and for all? discover in opposed to All Odds by way of Kels Barnholdt. opposed to All Odds is for a mature YA viewers because of sexual language and events.

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And now, as I sit in her room watching her straighten her naturally curly and crazy hair, I’m reminded of exactly this. Of how grateful I am to have her in my life. And how much better she is than any other friend I could ever ask for. “This is a whole new level of fucked up, even for your dad,” she says laughing. Angelina is all too familiar with my dad’s actions and how little he seems to care about how they affect me. Despite my disgruntled feelings about it all, I end up spending my entire Saturday cleaning our spare room out for Missy’s perfect son, Nathan.

He told me it was okay and that he would wait up for her. I reluctantly agreed. I climbed into my bed with all the covers pulled up around me, but sleep never came. I kept my eyes closed for what felt like hours, and still sleep never came. And call me crazy, but I knew. I knew something was wrong. And when the phone rang at around three that morning, and I heard my dad’s screams and sobs from his bedroom, I didn’t even bother getting out of bed. I just sat there with the blankets pulled up around me and let the tears fall freely from my eyes.

Even when they’re clearly guilty. My dad doesn’t concern himself with things like guilt or innocence though. Or things like right and wrong. He lives by the sole motto that he has a job to do. And that job is to get people off from whatever charge they’re facing. Things like the truth are a very small price to pay for him. “So ready, “Nathan says taking the last bite of his cereal and pushing his empty bowl across the table, which his mother jumps in to pick right up and bring into the kitchen for him.

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