From RITA-Award winning author Niki Burnham, a classic short story about finding love where you least expect it.
"Just right for beach towel reading." -- Publishers Weekly
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Wynn O'Malley is not a fan of Minnesota summers. Marathon minimum-wage shifts at the Dairy Darling with her boss, Mean Raymond, hanging over her shoulder aren't exactly her idea of a good time. When she hears about a summer pre-college writing program in Delaware, she's all over it. However, the education Wynn gets is anything but what she expects.
* Night Swimming is a short story of approximately 50 pages/12,500 words. Previously published by Scholastic. *
"This is a really short (Takes 15 minutes to read) story that is written from first person point of view. The inner dialogue of the main character Wynn is entertaining and truthful; hitting some of the insecurities of a high school girl as she tries to find her place. Although I did really enjoy the story, it was too quick and ends just as it is getting started, so I hope there is more in the future.
Wynn is very pale; very blond hair, crystal blue eyes and white skin and this makes her stand out in the summer when everyone else gets tan. She decided to head off to summer school in Delaware so that her friends don't, once again, accuse her of being anti-social or mad at them when she refuses to hang out at the beach. She signs up for a creative writing class and meets Caleb, the most insightful guy, on her first day. Just as they are getting to know each other, the story ends.
My absolute favorite character in the story is Wynn's roommate, Kelly. She is a talkative, high energy girl who has no boundaries. I loved her and thought she made the story interesting. Maybe a sequel that includes Kelly in more of the storyline will be next (ahem)."