|Photos courtesy of D. Sharon Pruitt and Shirley Marr|
Shirley Marr’s Favorite Romantic Book Scene
Billed as a “coming of age story for girls with no interest in being Pretty in Pink”, it’s totally me! I’m guilty of hiding under the covers like a little girl and flipping through the pages of this novel to read all the Ariel and Gaston bits!
“I know,” I say to him.
“You know what?” asks Gaston.
He kind of looms over me, but I’m not scared. In fact I feel totally in control.
“I know about you and Angie. How you went out. How you introduced her to Eric. It kills you, doesn’t it? Kill you to see them together–”
Then suddenly I’m run over by a truck.
I’m slammed into a wall,
I’m crushed by an elephant.
What I’m trying to say is that Gaston kisses me.
PS – Gaston is Gaston in the Aussie version of this book, but he’s Dylan in the American version!
Shirley Marr is a young adult author residing in Australia. Her debut novel Fury is fast becoming a bit of a cult classic and is very difficult to obtain, although you may apply to join the U.S. tour here! Shirley’s new YA novel Preloved, a paranormal ghost story, will be released on April 1, 2012.
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