This week I’m featuring quotes from Holly Smale’s Geek Girl.
And then– just like waves– the relief abruptly disappears. Nat clears her throat and I look at her again, but a little more carefully this time.
It’s stunning, which shouldn’t really be a surprise. It’s not called Red Square because it’s red. It’s because the Russian word for red–KpaCHaR— also means “beautiful.” This is their beautiful square.
Why didn’t anyone explain that there was actually some kind of skill involved in being a model? Why didn’t somebody tell me that I’d have to actually do something? Why didn’t they know I’d be rubbish?
All I’m thinking, over and over and over again, is: How? How do I make everything go back to exactly the way it was? Because I’ll go through everything again– the bullying, the ugliness, the unpopularity– just to have my old life back.