Jessica gives me permission to take a few days off from school. Any other time I wouldn’t hesitate, but now the last thing I want is to hang around the house by myself. I’d rather go back to school to have something else to occupy my brain.
When I walk through the front doors, I can already sense people looking at me. I assume it’s because of what happened to Daddy, though everyone is about as sensitive as Dylan in terms of trying to comfort me. I get to my locker to find Stacey Chang at the locker next to mine. Stacey is the class president, class suck-up, and probably will be the class valedictorian in a few years.
As I dial my locker combination, she gives me one of her fake smiles. “Hi, Robin. I’m so sorry about what ha...
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