Trisha Thompson and her best friend Christina are having a great senior year. Trisha and her boyfriend, Cody, are making plans to attend Indiana University together in the fall, while Christina has already received a scholarship to the University of Vermont. Everything would be perfect if only Trisha got along with Christina’s controlling boyfriend Tucker, who is trying to convince Christina not to go away for college. But suddenly their lives change one night when Tucker is driving the four home from an away basketball game. When his car hits a patch of black ice and overturns, Tucker walks away with barely a scratch, but Trisha is injured, Cody is in a coma, and Christina is dead. Those left behind must learn that it takes time for their scars—both visible and not—to heal. And they must find the courage to move on with their lives.
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|Title of History eBook: Telling Christina Goodbye|
|Release Date: 12-18-2007|
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|Publisher: Random House Children's Books|
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Telling Christina Goodbye
During the first week of classes after Christmas break, between fourth and fifth periods at Mooresville High School, Trisha Thompson went looking for Christina Eckloe. She found her best friend crying in the girls' bathroom. Her sobs were muffled and sounded almost like a kitten mewing, hardly the reflection of a breaking heart, but Trisha wasn't fooled. She'd heard Christina cry before. And it didn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why. Tucker Hanson.
Trisha slipped into the unlocked stall where Christina was hiding, her hands covering her face. Trisha unrolled a swath of toilet paper and handed it to her friend. "Here, use this. It's more absorbent than your palms."
Christina took the wad of paper without looking up. She wiped her eyes and blew her nose. "H-how did you find me?"
"When you didn't show up for lunch, I started checking the bathrooms. This was my third stop."
"Wh-where are the others? I don't want them to see me like this."
"Kim and Darby went on to class. Cody's waiting outside in the hall."
"Why couldn't I get a guy like Cody?" Christina asked.
"You mean instead of a jerk like Tucker? That's always been my question to you, hasn't it?" Trisha felt angry. "Tucker is the reason you're crying, isn't he? I mean, he usually is the reason you cry."
Trisha sighed. "What'd he do this time?"
"We had a fight."
"You don't have to talk to me like I'm a child," Christina said. She stood shakily and edged past Trisha out of the stall.
Trisha followed. "Sorry...