Welcome to Everybody Reads YA #SundayBlogShare.
Today I’m sharing another excerpt from my latest YA novel, Girl Friends. A contemporary tale of friendship between two girls – a friendship tested when one of them gets entrapped by sex traffickers. But does the other one have the knowledge or courage to do anything about it? And will it work anyway?
Suddenly there is a commotion outside my door. Not me, not now. Dear God, please don’t let anything happen to me. I stop drumming my feet, clench my eyes tighter shut, and pray harder. There is a banging on the door into the adjacent room, and a shout—‘Get out! Police!’
My door is kicked open, but the two men who enter the room don’t give me a second glance. They rush to the end of the room, tear back the long curtain, throw back the bolts on the concealed door and run out. I hear the metallic clanging from their shoes as they race down the fire escape. Within seconds, the man from next door, completely naked, his clothes clutched to his chest with his left hand and one shoe in his right hand, rushes in and out through the door, and down the same set of steps.
Nothing is working out for Courtney, and even Grace, her beautiful best friend has no time for her now she has a boyfriend who has promised to get her a modelling contract. Courtney senses something is wrong – what is Grace getting herself into? And can Courtney and her new-found friends rescue Grace before it is too late? It is a race against time …..
PSST! Not sure about me as a writer? Want to try before you buy? I have a short story in Festive Treats – an anthology of Christmassy tales that is available as a free download: myBook.to/FestiveTreats