Rebelous teenager Valerie has a plan to run away when her father and stepmum decide to move to another county.
As I woke up to an empty house, I remember what happend the day before. My dad had gone with my stepmother to live in BLANK and start a new family. He had never liked me, and i never knew why.
As i look in the bathroom mirror, I remember when my mother was alive. Even though cancer took her life when i was 10, I still remember her beautiful orange hair that looked exactly like mine.
As my friend Alyse arrived to pick me up, she looked as though she was fake. Her white pretty smile hiding a dark truth. My dad had always said she was fake. The thing i didnt know was that, he was fake too.
The car ride felt like an interrogation. I had a feeling Alyse only took me to the trainstation to get in on the gossip of my current life. She hadn't seen me at school in at least a month. In a time of sadness, nobody cared.
who are you staying with? does your dad know?
whilst at the trainstation, I thought about how obody wanted me. Even though at graduation I seemed okay, I wasn't. Poeple knew and didnt say anything. Going to New York will give me another chance to live a happy life, even if that meant taking risks and having to meet new people.
Walking the streets of New York gave me hope. I had always wated to go but nobody would take me. Now that I'm finally here, I think I could have a new start.