bring on the night
to happen tonight,” Adrienne says.“I can eel it.”It would be awesome i she was right. We’ve been coming tothis beach party or seven years. Nothing ever happens.When summer is shiny and new and lled with possibility, Ialways hope that it will be the summer when I’ll meet him. Teboy who will connect with me like no one else ever has. Te boy who will change my lie orever.But summer is almost over. Te same sadness that alwaysoverwhelms me near the end is making my heart heavy.We walk down the steps rom the boardwalk onto the beach.Tis annual party that my parents and their riends throw isn’texactly a party. It’s more like an excuse to sit around a big sea-ood cookout in the pit and gorge yoursel. Aer it gets dark,there’s a bonre where you can toast marshmallows. Te resto the time I’m making small talk with people twice my age ortrying to entertain the little kids.