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anyone finds my keys or my red Converse shoe Ill give you something, though I dont know what since I cant find anything But it will be worth it Across the room, my black Lab looks up with hopes that Im searching for his leash but then drops his head back down onto his dog bed as if Ive really let him down When I get home, I say, as I pick up a sheet of bubble wrap Maybe in here Its Micahs voice but somewhat muffled Where are you There arent a lot of places he could be, so I head toward the living dining kitchen combination in the tiny cottage that has become our new home, sort of Mom peers over her laptop from her perch at the kitchen counter I havent seen them, she says Then when she looks at me adds, Um AJ, darling you arent wearing that, are you She has that wrinkle in the space between her eyesbrows, as if the world is coming apart due to my wardrobe choices Whats wrong with what Im wearing I glance down and bite the inside of my lip to hide the subtle pleasure that Mom has noticed My look today was supposed to be a statement My brother rises up from beneath the kitchen sink with a wrench in his hand and looks at me, then grins Looks good to me Or she will if she finds that other shoe Mom frowns and then hops off the bar stool and grabs a potholder She reaches into the oven and pulls out a pan of baked French toastmy favorite breakfast Its almost enough to make me feel guilty, except I know its her attempt to make up for what happened last night I glance down at my T shirt that says Chuck Sons Auto Repair, my favorite jeans, one red Converse, and a gray sock on one foot No one says it, but we all know the reason behind my clothing choice, or at least T shirt choice I just think, well, first impressions are important This is a very nice school and its a blessing you were admitted And we arent in Louisiana any, Mom says Micah and I share an eye roll before he disappears back under the sink I give Mom my widest fake smile Im well aware we arent in Louisiana Were in the land of glitzy cowboy boots and perfect hair I think my outfit will be a refreshing change My brother chuckles and peers out from beneath the sink Now, AJ You cant go around talking like that Who knows Maybe youll be the next country star now that were here All right, I have to admit, that makes me laugh, even though Im not exactly in the mood I am so not country star material Theres a lot to Nashville than that, Mom says And there are opportunities here than back home I know its a big change, but its for the best Moms voice drifts off, as if shes too tired to try convincing my brother and me And shes got a lot of convincing to do, especially after the bomb she dropped last night We had been here only a week and were just starting to get settled, whenbam just like thateverything was changing again Our video call with my other brother Noah, Micahs twin, had been going so wellalmost like old timeseven though Noah was just transferred to a military base in Germany Noah was telling us about buying a pair of lederhosen and how his German friends had asked him to stop yodeling, since that was a Swiss thing, not Bavarian Micah and I were telling Noah about the glitzy city people wed seen in downtown Nashville with their black glasses and designer jeans that even men wore so tight we called them painted jeans instead of skinny jeans I noticed Mom getting all twitchy, and at first I brushed it off as her missing her son and being worried about the war zone he might be sent to But her foot kept tapping, and she breathed in and out like someone about to dive underwater Mom, are you okay I asked My brothers, one beside me and one on the laptop screen, turned their attention toward her Um Mom begins sentences with um when she isnt sure of what shes about to say Our laughter and joking died down pretty fast, and we waited I almost chuckled at the serious expression on Noahs face as he leaned closer to the screen from the other side of the world Then I saw Mom looking as nervous as she did when she told us we were moving to Nashville, and all humor completely dissolved What was she about to tell us The last serious news had changed our lives forever Is something wrong Noah asked via video call Um, no, no, not at all Nothing wrong Not a good sign Its just um Micah and AJ already met my friend, Charles Worthington She turned to the laptop screen and leaned in Remember, my friend I told you about He and his son helped unload some of the boxes over the weekend, and Charles gave me a lot of advice before we moved up His son was super annoying, I said with a laugh, hoping to lighten the moment But Micah gave me an elbow to the ribs, and Moms face showed she most certainly didnt agree They helped us out, and we should be thankful, she said Okay I looked to Noah on the laptop screen for help and then blurted out as a joke, What, you arent dating him, are you Moms face flushed to crimson The boys and I didnt move Its a little than that I know this will come as a shock, but weve known each other since childhood We were quite close until I went to college and married your father A few months ago, he found me on Facebook when he heard I was moving back All of it has been a shock to me, too A social media romance Really I heard myself say Daddy would have told me to apologize for being disrespectful, but this wouldnt be going on if Dad were still here Wait, what is happening Micah asked with a strong undertone that helped Mom just blurt it out Charles proposed And I said yes, but we wont get married for a very long time, theres no rush, we have no plans yet I still cant believe he asked me, or that I said yes Our faces must have reflected all horror and no excitement whatsoever Thats how I felt, anyway Nothing is going to change, so none of you have to worry Nothing is going to change Everything is I said, but Micah interrupted me Is this for real Micah looked as confused as I felt AJ Micah, Noah said from the rectangular screen on the counter His steady expression was a new one, probably honed from boot camp and a year as a soldier This is where we say congratulations But, butDaddy hasnt been gone even two years, I said Someone had to say it I hoped one of my brothers would back me up I knew theyd hatched a plan to take care of Mom and me with Daddy gone They were twin brothers whod never been apart They always planned to join the Marines after two years of college, when they could go in as officers They planned to finish getting their degrees after their service Then after Dad, my brothers came up with a different plan Micah stayed working at Daddys old auto shop, even after the new owners took over, while Noah enlisted early and sent money home every month College was no longer mentioned I know how long hes been gone, Mom said in a whisper I know every day that hes been gone Our video call ended very soon after that What could be said Just like that, Mom was ending everything Life as we knew it was going to change, again Now I watch Mom dish up thick squares of doughy baked French toast as the room fills with the scent of cinnamon and baking bread My stomach growls Mom has always been pretty everyone says so Her light hair and stunning blue eyes werent passed on to me I have Dads chestnut hair and dark hazel eyes In so many ways, Im nothing like her I love my mom, but I dont understand her With Daddy, everything was easy We had the same sense of humorwed laugh at most everythingand I knew his moods without having to ask or wonder It hasnt been like that with Mom, and the idea of her marrying Charles makes the least sense of anything shes ever done Charles is nothing like my father Besides, any man who goes by the name of Charles, instead of Charlie or Chuck like Daddy, just isnt someone to know, let alone marry For that matter, how could Mom marry anyone with the same name as Dad Charles works in an air conditioned office and drives a luxury car his hands look as if theyve never seen a callus or blister in his life Dads hands were rough with scars and calluses and stained from auto grease Dad worked hard every day, yet always took time for the little things He loved a good sunrise just a tad than sunset On road trips, wed play a game where wed try naming an engine size by the sound it made And when we went out for peaches and cream snow cones, he savored each bite like a man enjoying his last meal Im still convinced he had the best bedtime story voice of any father who ever livedeven friends who stayed overnight agreed So this morning I put on one of the T shirts Dad ordered for his shop that says Chuck Sons Auto Repair Wearing it makes him feel close again and shows where my allegiance remains Hey, looking for these Micah says after moving his toolbox off the counter And didnt you say youd give something to the person who finds them He holds up a set of keys and tosses them to me I catch them easily and rub my thumb and index finger over the lucky silver dollar coin The coin belonged to my grandfather, then passed to my father, then to Noah, who made it into a key chain When Noah left for the military, he made me the caretaker of his beloved Jeep and the lucky key chain Yep, I owe you, something great Soon That doesnt sound very promising, Micah says I catch Mom glance at my shirt again Her expression says shes seeing something she wants to forget Dad promised that when I turned eighteen, hed add Daughter to the shop name if I promised to do the great things he was sure God had planned for me As a child, Id cry if anyone said a girl couldnt work in Daddys auto shop He called me his little grease monkey, and Mom was constantly upset at the dirt and oil on my pink frilly outfits But in junior high, school and church activities filled my evenings and weekends, and I didnt have as much time to hand Dad tools or lean under a hood to study the twist of hoses and parts that wove an engine together I just assumed no matter what I did or where I went, someday that name would be there Chuck, Sons Daughter Auto Repair I thought we had forever You dont have to start school today, Mom says and sets two steaming plates on the counter for Micah and me She gets some plastic flatware from the counter, since we havent found some boxes quite yet You can start on Monday instead Well Im a little concerned Im getting behind, I say as I move toward the gooey breakfast My brother shakes his head to keep from laughing School is the worst excuse Ive ever used, but after Mom tried to salvage last night with cheerful stories about how Charles promised to come over today to help unpack boxes and hook up our washer and dryerthough my brother is perfectly capable and most certainly experienced with a set of toolsI knew I needed to get out of the house Thats when it became essential that I start school ASAP Thats very responsible of you, Mom says Shes trying to sound cheerful, but not succeeding She pulls a jar of syrup out of a simmering pot on the stove and sets it down with the pot holder by our plates Now I feel stabs of guilt, but not enough to make me spend the day with Mom and Charles I gobble down the French toast, good as it is, but with starting a new school, I need to get going I need to get my class schedule and figure out where everything is before the campus is packed with tons of people all staring at the new girl Ive never been the new girl before I do another quick search through the house and find my missing Converse between Moms art and history books, which are stacked precariously on the floor A sense of being adrift washes over me Mom would be leaving me in a different way than Daddy did But shed be leaving me all the same My brothers are twins, so they have each other for life Im the one who seems lost, the misfit And soon I wont have a home at all Charless house will never be home to me Would Dad be sad knowing the girl he loved since their freshman year of college was marrying someone else so quickly Would he feel sad that we sold his auto shop and moved to Tennessee, and all that was left were the T shirts he bought us just months before he died No matter where we live or what we do, I cant leave Daddy behind Ill wear his shirt every day if thats what I need to do to show Mom, Charles, or anyone else that Daddy is with us always Bye, Buck boy Well walk tonight, I say, bending down to give my dog a good rub on the back that gets his tail wagging I can come with you to meet your counselor Charles isnt coming for a while, Mom says as I enter the kitchen on my way to the door Its okay Having my mom walk around with me, as a junior in high school now that might make a bad first impression, I say with a smile She nods and chuckles Hey, no dents in Noahs baby, my brother says as he dishes up another helping of French toast And dont you break any cars, I say, tossing back a line Dad used whenever he left the guys at his auto shop What do you know about it Have fun at your fancy schmancy school Before I walk out the door, I go back and give Mom a quick hug She clings a few seconds and grasps the back of my shirt like a life raft, and then breaks away I love you, Sweetie I will pray you have a good first day Thanks, Mom, and thanks for the French toast It was really good The cold morning makes me shiver as I crunch across the frozen ground toward Noahs black Jeep Im starting a new school in a new state in the middle of my junior year It is also a Wednesdaywho starts a new high school on a Wednesday in February Im usually as optimistic about life and tough times as Daddy was He never seemed moved by adversity So as I drive down the cold country road toward town, I conjure up some hope that today will be just fine and that somewhere theres an end to this displaced feeling But despite my little mental pep talk, I cant help wondering, What if I never feel like my old self again What if this is how Ill always feelFrom Dancing with the Stars runner up and Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson comes a fun novel about two teenage girls from different backgrounds and opposite lifestyles who discover there is to friendship than meets the eye.When things go wrong, its reality TVs right Sixteen year old A.J Smith grew up in backwoods Louisiana, repairing cars with her dad and hunting with her brothers But when her dad dies, her mom drags the whole family to Nashville where everything is differentexcept A.J And A.J knows it will take everything she has to live original Kate Kelly grew up in Nashvilles best schools, jetting around the world with glamorous people and wearing clothes from her moms trendy boutique But when A.J Smitha new girl from the sticksshows up, suddenly shes all the rage her unusual sense of style, her accent, and especially her dumb converse high tops Even Kates brother, Kaden, seems to be under the new girls spell But Kate has bigger things to think about, including the reality show Real Life Everyone says the show is her chance to make it big But then the producers decide to bring A.J into the show Because these girls are so different, the producers of Real Life know that their conflict will be television gold So the cameras start to roll Then Kaden asks A.J to prom, Kate flips out, and things with Kates almost boyfriend Alex start unraveling fastall on camera As the producers try to stir up the drama, Kates idea of the perfect prom spins out of control When Kates life goes disastrously wrong, it is A.J who steps up to helpno questions asked A friendship between the two girls just might growbut only if they both live original and stay true to who God made them to be. 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    • Life Just Got Real: A Live Original Novel
    • 4.4
    • 697
    • Format Kindle
    • 288 pages
    • 1501127063
    • Sadie Robertson
    • Anglais
    • 26 April 2016

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