Rock Fiction Coveting: Across the Distance by Marie Meyer

Posted: August 7, 2015 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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This one probably doesn’t make the cut as Rock Fiction, but it’s hard to tell. Check it out:

There’s a drawer I never open. It holds a picture I never look at. It reminds me of a day I hate to remember, but I’ll never forget.

I’d give anything to be like the other girls on campus. Going to parties, flirting with boys, planning for a future. But that’s not me. And hasn’t been since the day my parents died. The only thing that got me through was Griffin. Even though I didn’t have my family, I always had him. Only, now I’m not so sure I do.

It’s not just the eleven hundred miles separating us now that I’m at college. And it’s more than his band finally taking off, and all the gigs and girls suddenly demanding his time. It’s like everything is different—the way we talk, the way we text . . . the way he looks at me and the way his looks make me feel.

Griffin has been the only good thing in my life since that horrific day. I can feel our friendship slipping away—and I’m terrified of what will be left in its place…

I don’t know. To me, it sounds like it’s a story of a young woman grappling with changes in her life, and the fact that her man (friend? Boyfriend? Support system?) is a rocker is something convenient to get him off the page. Why a rocker? Because it’s sexier than a salesman, which would accomplish the same thing.

On the other hand, the rock lifestyle changes people, and relationships can be hard to maintain. I mean, hello? Have you seen the number of songs written about just that?

So it’s hard to tell what’s going on here, which means only one thing: gotta read it to find out.

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