The Compulsive Reader: June Book of the Month: Read an Excerpt from She's So Money!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

June Book of the Month: Read an Excerpt from She's So Money!

Hey guys! This Thursday Cherry Cheva is giving us peek inot She's So Money! Here's the scenewhere Maya and Camden get together for their first (and disastrous!) tutoring session.

“Maybe you should worry less about what I’m wearing and more about the fact that you’re flunking algebra,” I said icily.

“I’m not flunking,” said Camden, flinging his hoodie over the back of the chair next to him. “I’m getting a D. Didn’t they give you all my info, uh . . .” He leaned over and looked at the cover of my notebook. “Mayo?”


“Whatever,” he said. “Your handwriting sucks.”

“As do your grades, so we should probably get started,” I said, yanking my notebook away from him and taking out some pencils. “Do you have any homework you want to go through?”

“Homework? Sure,” he said agreeably. I would have been surprised at the sudden attitude shift except for the fact that it lasted about two seconds—his cell phone beeped, and he spent the next several minutes sending ten different texts to various people. Somewhere in the middle of the process, he pulled an algebra book out of his backpack with his non-texting hand and shoved it in my general direction without looking at me; it slid off the table and I leaned over to grab it.

“Nice butt,” Camden said from behind me. I quickly sat back up. “Too bad your personality doesn’t match it,” he added.

“And too bad your brains don’t match your dad’s bank account,” I shot back. “If they did, we wouldn’t be here.”

Camden stared at me for a moment, opening his mouth and then closing it again before breaking into a grin. “Wow,” he finally said as he got out a mechanical pencil and started clicking it noisily.

“You’re an interesting one. Most girls are so stunned by this whole business”—he waved the pencil at himself—“that they can’t even attempt to be bitchy.”

“Well, I’m not and I can,” I said.

“I don’t know if I like you or hate you.”

“Hate me. It’ll make us even,” I said. “Now shut up and open your math book.”

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Elainareads said...

Haha this was one of my favorite parts of the book Maya is so witty and funny.


Sara said...

WOW! I love this excerpt! I wanna read more, and more, and more...:P

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Whoah! She is witty. I love it. I really want to read this book.

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