I read a book in grade school, about 5th or 6th grade, called THE PINK DRESS by Anne Alexander. I loved it. Trying to find it years later, the cheapest copy available was $600. This weekend I discovered it finally came out on Kindle. Squee!
A hurt leg kept Susan Stevens sidelined at the Halloween dance, and the flu ruled her out of the Christmas ball, but nothing can keep her away from the Peppermint Prom. As a ninth grader, Sue is ready to make her Taft Junior High debut, and she’ll be wearing a perfect pink dress. The prom is as elegant as a fairytale, and it doesn’t take long for Sue to meet her prince. Dave Young is dreamy with an attitude that Sue cannot resist. He offers his hand, and sweeps her into a dance that will change her life forever. Soon, she and Dave are an item, and Sue is a certified member of The Crowd. But popularity brings new pressures, and Sue will find that beneath their peppermint smiles, her new friends may have a darker side.
In complete contrast, I'm also reading CALL ME PRINCESS by Sara Blaedel. 1st (US) of 5 (US) in series featuring Louise Rick, a detective inspector (later chief inspector), and her friend Camilla Lind, a journalist, in Copenhagen, Denmark.
A young woman in Copenhagen, Susanne Hansson, becomes the victim of an unusually brutal rape attack in her own home. detective inspector Louise Rick is summoned to talk to the victim, where she quickly determines that Susanne met the rapist via a dating website, a fact that Susanne shamefully tries to hide, especially from her domineering mother. The police suspect that the rapist may have been caught on video in the subway, so Louise and a colleague go through the tapes. They’re lucky enough to find him, but unfortunately the image is blurry and shows him only in profile. While the police investigation is making progress, things take a negative turn for Susanne, who tries to commit suicide. The rape is not the only reason. In the meantime Louise becomes more and more immersed in the online dating world. In her search she comes across the web site “nightwatch.dk,” which allows her to upload images that show people out in the night-time scene and who they’re with. She finds a picture of the man, who is now calling himself “Prinzz.” She contacts him using the name "Princess," and they agree to meet.
Last night on The Walking Dead, two lead characters after several seasons have done the deed. For me, it was unsettling. I didn't see or want these two as a relationship.
It just felt weird. Like two too-close-of-friends-not-really-brother-and-sister getting way to intimate. Apparently some fans have been wanting this for a long time. Now if Beth and Daryl had been able to ....
But oh well.
Tonight, I have NCIS: Los Angeles, "Matryoshka, Part 2":
Part 2 of 2. In Russia, Callen, Sam and Anna plot to break Anna's father and his CIA agent companion out of prison. Meanwhile, Callen finally learns what the "G" in his name stands for; and Kensi and Deeks take Eric into the field on an assignment in L.A.
So I have to stay up until 10 tonight. Bah. :)
PK the Bookeemonster