So what if it is a rite of passage for every seventh grade girl in town to spend a night in the woods? Paris Pan only just moved here, the woods are super creepy, and she has enough weirdness to deal with in her own family. Finding out a girl died mysteriously years ago while on the Dare--right near Paris's new house, no less--is bad enough, but the unmistakably ghostlike noises coming out of the broken-down shed at the edge of the Pan's property? Definite deal breaker.
All Paris wants is to make friends, try to fit in, and not have to deal with a dead girl. But everyone has to take the Dare, and the new girl's turn is up. . . .
What is your favorite word?
I have so many. But I have to say hallucinations and dementia all have a nice ring to it. Though I hate to believe that I am guilty of having any of this stuff.
What is your least favorite word?
Freak. No one likes to be called a freak.
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Give me some Magic Markers and construction paper and watch me create a card you'll cherish for years to come.
What turns you off?
Verona in her basketball uniform. (She always looks like a half-dressed pop star. Heinous!)
What is your favorite curse word?
Holy Cow is about as as far as I go.
What sound or noise do you love?
The sound of Go relieving herself outside so I don't have to hang out in the creepy yard a moment longer.
What sound or noise do you hate?
Eeeeeeeeeeeer. The shed door opening. On its own.
What profession would you like to attempt?
Professional Muppeteer for Sesame Street. But then again, I'm not sure if that would make enough money to satisfy Mom. In which case, doctor will do.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Hellooooo, Paris. You're here because you just won a zillion dollars. No, how about ... Have you check out Cynthea Liu's launch party yet? You're VIP! www.cynthealiu.com
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