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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Beyond the Book: The Captain and the Cheerleader

Today's excerpt is from the book we've been previewing The Captain and the Cheerleader. To summarize, so far we know that Susan bet an irritating fellow teacher that she could make head football coach Kurt Deveraux ask her out. He did, and tonight he arrives at her house to take her to a party. This scene is significant because we learn that Kurt is attracted to Susan, and we also learn that neither of them drink, which will be important later on. Today Susan and Kurt are on their way to the party. I skipped a few paragraphs.

Susan English can’t stand Robin Lanford! She’s so full of herself she irritates everyone on the faculty of Fairfield High. When Robin bets Susan fifty dollars that she can’t get a date with Kurt Deveraux, the head football coach, Susan jumps at the chance to put the little heifer in her place. She had no idea that teaching Robin a lesson would irrevocably change her life, strain treasured friendships, and throw two families into chaos.

“Where is this party of yours?” Susan asked as she fastened her seat belt.

“It’s out on Bailey Road. Do you know where the old Texaco station used to be? A Hispanic guy by the name of Jose Mendoza bought the property that adjoins the Texaco. He and his family like me

because I can speak Spanish. The party will probably be a little on the wild side, though. Jose and his people work hard, but they play hard too.”

A stirring of guilt brought a rush of warmth to her face. I’d give anything if I hadn’t made that silly bet. Kurt asked me to go out with him in good faith, knowing nothing about the bet. I feel like a jerk who obtained an invitation through false pretenses. I’ll make it up to him, though. I’ll do my best to show him a good time. 

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1 comment:

Kim Magennis said...

Oh dwar, that is a bad way to start a date. I wonder how he finds out, because he must!