A scene from RUSH:
I need to stress that this is an edited photo. I wanted to duplicate a scene from the book, so I manipulated purchased images to do it.
Most days I only went to school when I felt like going. Sometimes I went just to keep warm and to be in the mix with kids closer to my age. The city had built a new high school that could hold two thousand kids. We had security cameras and computers in just about every classroom, but we were still the lowest performing school in the county.
Sometimes I’d pass a couple of them Somali kids in the hallway, but I could never get ‘em to look me in the eye. I wasn’t sure if the girl I’d seen would be in with the ones at my school, but then one day I was going up the stairs and bunch of ‘em were coming down, and while the ones in front were chattering away I saw her, the same girl who’d been playing in the snow.