Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner
Life is not fair. It certainly hasn’t been that way for Brynn. Her home life gives new meaning to the term dysfunctional. Older brother Nick, brilliant and caring, died due to a drug overdose. Dad abandoned the family. Mom remarried. Together her stepfather and mom have carved out a strange existence which has no room for Brynn, other than tormenting her whenever they fear that she might expose the shame of their situation. Her love life has hit an all-time low following the break-up with girlfriend Sarah.
"Loss isn’t motivating. It’s debilitating."
Then there’s school. Once a promising high school scholar, Brynn’s current academic status has resulted in dismissal from the school newspaper staff and reassignment to the Applied program, which meets in the basement of the high school and provides additional support for struggling students.
"Do you get lost effects from lost causes?"
Thanks Adrienne Kisner for introducing me to Brynn Harper. Signed, Your fan always.