Swoon Thursday is a meme hosted by YABound.
From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.
Today I am spotlighting I'll Be Here by Autumn Doughton. I just finished and absolutely loved this book; I highly recommend it for mature YA contemporary! And now, on to the swoon:
Alex was a world. He was an entire galaxy. A universe of possibilities.
I could write a ten page essay about his hands alone. There was the way he talked with them-- rolling them in the air to describe something. Or how he brought them to rest in his pockets when he was being particularly thoughtful. Or the way he held a pencil so tight that he had a permanent callus on the middle finger of this right hand.
I could describe in detail how his face lit up when he had a good idea and how his brow furrowed into three lines when he was confused. Or the way he stood with his shoulders rounded slightly forward and his head cocked to one side when he was listening.
These were the things I noticed about Alex. In fact, I noticed everything about Alex. Like that his left nostril was slightly larger than his right nostril. And the way he ate a Kit Kat bar: chocolate first and then the layers of wafer separately.
I could pick his one sneeze out of a room full of sneezers. His voice talked to me in my dreams. Low and soft with a touch of huskiness that made him sound a bit older than he was.