Ask Me Something Easy Author:Natalie Honeycutt ME -- Our assignment was a self-portrait. — I sketched in regular pencil first, drawing myself from the feet up-boots, jeans, a loose flowered blouse, the vest, and the black hat pulled so low over my face you could only see the mouth and chin. — I studied it for a time, then decided that one of the main things wrong was that there was entirely to... more »o much of me. So I took a ruler and drew a line right down the middle, and erased all of me to the right of the line. I filled in the space with background, then colored in the half of me that remained. Then I was satisfied.
And that's how I ended up in the counselor's office.« less
There's a lot of stuff Addie doesn't understand. Like why her father left one day and never came back. That was about ten years ago, and that's when her older sister Dinah became the "good sister"-her mother's ally-and Addie became good for nothing. Addie doesn't understand why she can't do anything right, or why Dinah is no longer her best friend. And she doesn't understand why her little twin sisters seem deeply troubled. So don't ask Addie what happened to her familey when she was seven years old. Because at seventeen, she's still trying to figure it out.