Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, LGBT Publication.Date December 7th 2012 Pages: 300 Published By: Etopia Press Website Suzanne Van Rooyen Obscura Burning on Goodreads My review copy: Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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She's going through hell? As if me getting burned was a walk in goddamn Armadillo Park. Hell is getting beaten up by your dad every night because your mom works the night shift. Hell is feeling less of a human being for liking boys. Hell is being suffocated by the guilt of cheating on someone you love. Hell is a second- and third-degree burns, new dressings, needles and nurses, morhpine, and a split fucking reality that makes you wish you were dead. That's hell for you, Mom. But I bite back my words and swallow the vitriol burning on my tongue.
I used to be cute, with matching dimples. Danny loved them; he'd tell me the crappiest jokes just to make me smile, and in the other life, he still does. In this reality, my smile makes children cry.
By the way, Dan. I live half of the time in this other reality. You're dead and I'm fucking Shira. Just thought you should know.