Chelsea Park is pretty sure there's nothing worse than getting kicked off the dance team for a hazing she didn't commit. Wait. Scratch that. Getting kicked off dance team and then being forced to spend senior year in drama class to fill her elective credit is worse. And this social downgrade isn't just a blow to her reputation; she needs to get to the bottom of this hazing or her dream of dancing in college is done.
But it turns out theater class isn’t the nerd parade she expected.
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So, no one ever came out and said bad things would never happen to people like me, but, as ridiculous as it might sound, that’s what I always thought.
But here I was, having the worst bad day ever. I mean, it doesn’t get much worse than standing at the door to the school theater on the second week of my senior year, trying to delay walking into the freaking drama class I was now being forced to take.
Well, not for me, anyway.
The only way I knew to get into the theater was through the large doors at the front, but those doors were locked. I discovered this after several minutes of shaking, pounding, and kicking them when I couldn’t get them open. It wasn’t until my third circle around the building that I found the side entrance (down a ramp, totally hidden to the outside world), and now I lurked in front of the mystery door that was hopefully unlocked, my mind grasping desperately for any excuse to keep me from walking into this class.
I was in the middle of a yoga breath when the door swung open. I jumped out of the way, and the lanky blonde guy with glasses who was walking out jumped as well. We locked eyes for a fleeting second, then he shot his gaze down to the ground and we both let out short, uncomfortable laughs. “Sorry,