I can't keep doing this to myself, getting my hopes up so high, only to have them come crashing down. I can't keep waiting for him to come to his senses, having my whole emotional state rest on what he decides. What if he never wakes up to how perfect we'd be together? What if I spend another year pining for him — or longer even? In a terrible flash, I see my future stretching out before me: waiting for his calls, rearranging my life around college visits, and decoding texts and instant messages like they could be something real, something true. This isn't love; this is pure torment.

Abby McDonald in Getting Over Garrett Delaney

About Abby McDonald

Abby McDonald is a British author who also writes under the pen name Abigail Haas. She has written twelve novels. She was born in England and grew up in Sussex, going on to study Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oxford University. She now lives in Los Angeles. As well as...

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