Wow. Okay, yesterday was the most fun I've had on this blog in...well, ever. If you missed everyone's first crush stories, you should go back and read them. (I was especially impressed by aradeliacin, who after seeing her kindergarten crush stick his finger into a moving fan, decided he was too dumb to be worth her time and moved on. Always good to have standards.)
Seriously, if I had enough books, I'd gives you all a prize. But since I don't, I've chosen from the responses at random, and today's winner is....
My first crush was in first grade to a boy named Parker. His older brother and my older brother were best friends and our parents knew each other. I thought it was perfect at the times because he was totally forbidden. He was in like with my then frenemie (granted this was before the term was penned but still...) Taylor K. They were best friends and as much more as kids could be back then. I stayed crushing on him for the next two years until I moved to a new school and didn't talk to him until high school. By that time he was snobbish, egotistical, and stuck up. I question myself as to how I ever liked him. He had plenty of girls chasing after him by then and I was only happy to let them have him. But that two years in elementary school that I crushed hard was perfect."
As unrequited loves go, forbidden is truly the best kind, and I speak from experience. Sami, email me to let me know what book you want and where I should send it.
Reminder of how this works:
Every day I'll ask a question. You answer it in the comments. I'll choose one comment at random. That commenter will get a free, signed Robin Wasserman book. Whichever one he/she wants. You have until the next day's sunrise to leave your comment. (So for question #2, you have until sunrise on Tuesday.) Check back in the morning to see if you won. And if you didn't, you'll have more chances - I'm giving away a book every day until Sunday, when the movie airs.
Question #2 (in honor of Book #2, Envy): You want it. Someone else has it. What is it?
I'll go first, though when it comes to envy, it's too tough for me to pick just one. My list is encyclopedia-length. (Don't judge.) But for starters, I want: Idina Menzel's voice. Joss Whedon's talent. Robert Downey Jr's wife's husband. And my friend N's ridiculously well-balanced outlook on life.