CHAPTER ONE“It’s hideous.”
I slouched in the leather seat and glared at my mom. “You said you wouldn’t say anything.”
She sighed. “I meant I wouldn’t say anything right then
. Since I was so angry . . . so confused why you’d mess up your pretty face like that.”
“I happen to like it.” I leaned forward and pulled down the vanity mirror of my mom’s Volvo. A beam of sunlight flashed off the new titanium microstud in my nose. I really did like the way it looked. It gave me a dose of exoticness, like this honors student could...