Hey there! I'm Katie. You already met my brother, Evan. Not sure why he had to go before me, but whatever. What can I tell you about me? Like most teen girls, I like hanging out with my friends and shopping. I’m on the volleyball team, and I try to catch most of Evan’s hockey games. If you asked me what I want to do more than anything else, my answer would be to travel. I haven’t been many places yet, but I'll take any opportunity to get out of this stifling little town.
Unfortunately, we can’t really leave. My family owns the local bed and breakfast, The Cove Inn. Before we owned it, my grandparents did, and my mom worked there when she was younger. Meara’s mom worked there, too, as a teenager. The business is okay, I guess. Sometimes interesting people stay with us, and once or twice, I’ve met a cute boy. Too bad that families tend to stay a night or two and not longer, I can’t really get to know someone in that short of time. The guests who stay longer are retired and just like everyone else in Peggys Cove. The median age is around 65. No kidding. If you don’t believe me, come and visit.
This summer, my parents let me take a job somewhere else. I love my family, but working for them is no fun. I may have complained about it a few times. At any rate, one day my mom sighed and said I was welcome to find something else if I could. Now, I’m waitressing at the diner in town. It may not be exciting, but the tips are decent and so are the French fries.
I’m super thrilled that Meara has come to live here. She’s the only girl my age in town. My other friends live in Halifax, which is much bigger, a real city. That’s where we go to high school, too. Meara is going to love my friends and fit right in. Senior year will be epic, and then after that, it’s college in the city. This year can’t go fast enough. I’m ready for the real world!
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