From the author of the phenomenal Best Laid Plans and Out of Plans, comes a new standalone novel that will blow your minds!! I have teamed up with four awesome Blogs to share with you one of five exclusive excerpts, and today is my turn! But I get to show you something a little different—I have some of the heroine’s “worrisome” art work and her teacher’s notes on the pieces, not to mention Dulcie’s general state of mind… :) The Bad Ones is expected to release on 12 Apr 2016.
DULCIE TRAVERS, STUDENT ID #417336
SENIOR PROJECT: ART SHOW AND INSTALLATION
Student shows tremendous creativity and talent. Particular favorite pieces – Lady in Blue, Feet, Circles, and Maple Leaf. The piece Primal Scream in Red shows real growth.
But still, am troubled by the progression of light to dark in the pieces. Shadow Man, Fanged Scream, and Bloody Hands seem almost like a cry for help. Student has always favored the dark side of art, but anymore, I find her work worrisome. Have warned her that pieces like that will keep her out of a respectable art school.
Have spoken with both the principal and the guidance counselor – student tests normal across the board. No altercations, no demerits, not problems with discipline or authority. No recent reports from CPS. Wondering if maybe a talk with her pastor would help? Will recommend.
5 for effort. 4 for talent. 2 for shown work.