Today, I'm happy to welcome Bethany from Bitter End by Jennifer Brown.
Welcome Bethany! Can you describe yourself in 5 words or less?
Loyal, passionate, studious, and friendly.
What's your favorite thing about being friends with Alex and Zack?
Our history. We really know each other. Well…we used to, anyway. I’m not so sure I know Alex anymore. I’m hoping that will change soon. But, anyway, there are no secrets between us. We have our “roles,” if you will, and we all know them. We don’t have to act all supercool when we’re around one another. We can let down our guards and be little kids again if that’s what we want. And we always have fun together.
What was the first thing you though when you met Cole?
That he was super hot. There’s no getting around it. I was a little jealous at first, honestly. But it didn’t take long for me to see that there was something not so hot lurking underneath with that guy. But even I didn’t know how far it really was going.
What was it about Cole that made you question the way he was treating Alex?
Mainly the changes in Alex. She was my best friend. She was always all-there for me, you know? And then all of a sudden, she stopped wanting to do much with us. She stopped having a sense of humor. She started acting like Zack was a big problem. She just changed. And then there was the night of the lake party. Everything changed that night.
I love that you're an organizer and planner, and that through everything you didn't stop planning the trip to
. What's another destination you would love to plan a trip to? Colorado
Someplace foreign and fabulous where I can learn about another culture that is very different from ours. Where I can try food I can’t pronounce and sleep in little huts under mosquito nets and raft in rivers that sound frightening and exciting. And where I can meet a super hot guy of my own…one who digs organic living and treats me like a queen.
About Bitter End:
Publisher: Little, Brown BYR
Publication Date: May 10, 2011
When Alex falls for the charming new boy at school, Cole--a handsome, funny sports star who adores her--she can't believe she's finally found her soul mate...someone who truly understands her and loves her for who she really is.
At first, Alex is blissfully happy. Sure, Cole seems a little jealous of her relationship with her close friend Zack, but what guy would want his girlfriend spending all her time with another boy? As the months pass, though, Alex can no longer ignore Cole's small put-downs, pinches, and increasingly violent threats. As Alex struggles to come to terms with the sweet boyfriend she fell in love with and the boyfriend whose "love" she no longer recognizes, she is forced to choose--between her "true love" and herself.