There is lots of sex so the reader is forewarned.
- Original Title:The Original Crowd
- Rating:8.88 / 10
- Publisher:Published August 25th 2014
I never knew who my parents were; all I know is they gave me up and walked away. I grew up feeling unwanted. I filtered from foster home to foster home, spent some time in group homes here and there. I had to grow up quickly; I never had time for a childhood. I had to learn to take care of myself, because I was the only one I could count on.
But I survived.
I learned how to survive on my own and some lessons were hard—fucking hard.
One of the skills I picked up early on was figuring out what role people took in cliques or groups—I learned who was who by watching people. I could tell who had the power in any dynamic. I tapped into that system; I made myself invaluable to them. I completely manipulated everyone, but it’s what I had to do. And I was damn good at it.
When I was in the fourth grade, I started hanging out with Brian Lanser. He was gorgeous (oka...