Sun kissed …. Bronzed and beautiful … Tanned and healthy… Long, long ago, these words described the summer tan every young woman wanted. But that was back in the olden days when people churned their own ice cream and kept dinosaurs as pets.
Now through modern technology, we’ve realized a few things. Like ice cream is easy and cheap at the grocery store. Dinosaurs make terrible pets because they eat too much and leave scales on the carpeting. And most importantly, tanned skin is not healthy skin.
"I heard Amanda’s father moved out."
I look at Jennifer, really look at her. I can’t tell if she’s telling the truth or just making it up to get a rise out of me.
"Really?" I do my best to look and sound as if it doesn’t matter to me. But it does. My father moved out last month and I’ve been trying to keep it a secret from my friends. Has Jennifer found out somehow?
"You know what that means…" she presses.
"No, what does it mean, Jen?"
Jen rolls her eyes at me. "Her parents must be getting a divorce. Can you believe it?"
Why do you think Jennifer told Chrissie about Amanda?
What reaction was Jennifer expecting?
Do you think Jennifer was telling the truth?
What would you have said if you were Chrissie?
Which do you think is worse, sharing rumors or listening to them?