*Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer*
📖 Hi everyone! I just want to share the latest book I’m reading. There’s only one book I’ve read by Brigid Kemmerer, A Curse so Dark and Lonely, which was pretty good so seeing this title by her made me want to read it. I actually don’t have any idea what this book is all about, just started reading and now I’m eight chapters in. 📖
When I get home from school, Samantha is in the backyard, a blue lacrosse stick in her hands, flinging balls against the rebounder in the back corner. Her motion is effortlessly fluid, the ball making a clean arc as it sails into the elastic, then springing back to land in the net of her stick. She comes at it from all angles, but no matter where she shoots from, the ball finds its way back to her.
I stand at the sliding back door and watch for a while. She’s got a knit cap over her blond hair, the ends pooling in the neck of her royal blue Duke sweatshirt. She’s a year older than me, and I remember standing just like this, years ago, watching her practice late into the night, trying to make varsity in her freshman year of high school.
She made varsity. She made it all the way. She was the family star. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t keep up.