Discovering Me (Book 1 of Discovering Me Trilogy)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic


“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” E.E Cummings Two teens, Isabella and Milo, attempt to transcend their troubled pasts and famous families on their quests to
self-discovery.

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Dollhouse - Melanie Martinez

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} A repetitive buzzing noise pulled me from my dreamless slumber. I slowly opened my eyes, ignoring my headache.  The n... Read Chapter

Breathe Me - Sia

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} I was woken up by the repetitive beeping of my alarm. I kept my eyes closed and groaned. My mouth felt like sandpaper. My ... Read Chapter

Invisible - Skylar Grey

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} I was worried of what my parents would say when they learned of the doctor’s and police's findings. Audrey picked up on ... Read Chapter

Ask Yourself - Foster the People

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] I sat in the back of the limousine, my eyes were locked on the window. The azure blue water of the sea lining Listonenia’s c... Read Chapter

Transatlanticism - Death Cab For Cutie

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] I read from my scripts and followed each direction without rebuttal. All of it was forced and it looked it when I watched the ... Read Chapter

White Houses - Vanessa Carlton

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} I'd be lying if I said I breezed through rehab like a champ without a single slip up or setback. There were times when I f... Read Chapter

Ribs - Lorde

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} My remaining time in rehab flew by quickly. My final session with Dr. Fuller felt much different than the first. I wasn’... Read Chapter

Brand New Start - Concrete Knives

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} Audrey took me to the airport the next morning. I got a bit misty-eyed as I hugged her goodbye at the terminal. When I was... Read Chapter

Afraid - The Neighbourhood

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] I stalled. My flight to America got in late. She was a few feet away, but I didn’t call Anna. I spent most of the day trying... Read Chapter

The World At Large - Modest Mouse

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} The front door to the suite opened right into our shared living room. The walls were painted a crisp white. The large wind... Read Chapter

Little Games - The Colourist

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} I had trouble sleeping the night before my first day of school. The people I had met upon arrival were more than nice to m... Read Chapter

Annabelle - A Rocket To The Moon

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] Our relationship wasn’t based on much, so it wasn’t difficult for me to get over Anna.  In two weeks’ time, my ange... Read Chapter

Crazy Beautiful Life - Kesha

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} Sami’s scheme was artfully planned. I memorized each instruction she and Finn gave me. When they spoke, they had the ten... Read Chapter

Teen Idle - Marina & The Diamonds

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} I was dreadfully nervous the night of my first SMA party. I could’ve easily backed out, but the parties the seniors thre... Read Chapter

I Wanna Be Yours - Arctic Monkeys

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] Cooled off and sober, Alex and I took extra measures to avoid each other. No one ever spoke of Anna’s indiscretion. He proba... Read Chapter

Gotta Figure This Out - Erin McCarley

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} Three months into the school year, I deemed myself as the happiest I had ever been. I was still required to visit the coun... Read Chapter

Collar Full - Panic! At the Disco

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] The moment I met her, I started wondering what was going on in her head. Out of the blue, she spontaneously volunteered to bri... Read Chapter

Brick by Boring Brick - Paramore

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} Three weeks into our trial run, Milo did not occupy my every thought. All of our free time did not belong to each other; w... Read Chapter

About A Girl - The Academy Is...

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] “Shouldn’t you be packing?” Ryan walked into our suite with a bag of clean laundry as I attempted to walk out. “I... Read Chapter

So Now What? - The Shins

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} “Izzie!!!” Sophia jetted to me the moment I arrived in the baggage claim. Bosworth was right behind her, rushing t... Read Chapter

Da Vinci - Weezer

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] She danced through my mind for four straight days. It was the first time I was forced to imagine interactions with her. Instea... Read Chapter

Team - Lorde

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella}  "I'm so excited! In just a few hours, I'm going to be breathing the same air as Everett Woods!" Elle barged into my ... Read Chapter

I Believe - Christina Perri

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} Winter break was torture. I felt like I was intruding on Everett and Audrey’s newly formed family. They did all they cou... Read Chapter

Iris - Goo Goo Dolls

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] I told her that love her. She warned me up front that she was prone to running when people displayed affection they could harm... Read Chapter

Brighter - Paramore

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} It all clicked into place when he finally told me. He was clumsy and humorous, but there was an air of refinement he could... Read Chapter

Rollercoaster - Bleachers

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] “Where’s Mom?” I sat down beside Iz with my breakfast. “Personal day. It’s needed for a spiritual pick-me-up pos... Read Chapter

Hero/Heroine - Boys Like Girls

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} T'was the night before Camp Artsy -- I'm kidding, I'm not going to start talking like that. After the grueling preparati... Read Chapter

Dreaming - Smallpools

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] Some aspects of the first night’s excitement were subdued by the overbearing nature of our leadership. Neither Elle nor Ryan... Read Chapter

The Only Exception - Paramore

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} I was jolted awake by my phone vibrating in my hand. I groaned and rubbed my eye with my free hand.  A roll of thunde... Read Chapter

I Wanna Get Better - Bleachers

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] There were two nights of Camp Artsy left. We were neck and neck with another team for first place. We needed to win another ac... Read Chapter

From Finner - Of Monsters and Men

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} “Would you like graham crackers to go with your marshmallows and chocolate?” Morgan giggled as she sat down on the log... Read Chapter

We Are Young - Fun.

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} We spent our last full day of camp prepping for the night's big performance. Elle passed out teas to the people singing so... Read Chapter

Headlights - Morning Parade

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] “I couldn’t be more proud of you!” Mrs. Davidson hugged Nick, the first person off stage. “Nicky rocked, but we de... Read Chapter

Cigarette Daydreams - Cage The Elephant

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} “Can we talk?”  Milo extended his bedroom door open and shut it after both of us had entered. “We’ve ... Read Chapter

10,000 Emerald Pools - Børns

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Milo} “There are no hard feelings about yesterday. I’m happily in coupledom with you.” Iz remained seated on my bed. “I ... Read Chapter

Hands Down - Dashboard Confessional

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} The police found new information to support my case against Colt. He admitted to sleeping with me the night of Margo's par... Read Chapter

Gimme Sympathy - Metric

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] “Princey, you need to leave. Elle’s going to pop in here any second.” Iz snuggled further into my chest. “I do not... Read Chapter

Somewhere Only We Know - Darren Criss (Keane cover)

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} When I called Milo prior to heading over to his place, he tried to mask the fact that he was upset. It was evident that he... Read Chapter

Native Tongue - Paramore

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] The running up group from the junior class took the school's accommodations in our place. The official story was that our pare... Read Chapter

Four Walls - Broods

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} We weren't completely sure about what we would be walking into accommodations wise. We all had a general idea that they'd ... Read Chapter

Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] "You should have told me. I would not have --"  "I wanted you. I don't want to give him the satisfaction of controlli... Read Chapter

Alleyways - The Neighbourhood

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} Friday was our first and only nonscheduled day. We were not permitted to run wild, but we were able to choose where we wan... Read Chapter

Never Let Me Go - Florence + The Machine

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] What the hell was that?!" Ryan roared as the car pulled away. "My hand really hurts." I flexed my hand. I winced at the ex... Read Chapter

Meet Virginia - Train

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} I remained in bed, staring at the wallpaper after I kicked Milo out. He saw too much. I didn't know how to face him so I r... Read Chapter

Don't You Worry - Lucy Rose

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] The day was not the same with Izzie missing. We all felt it, but we continued with our scheduled activities. I made the most o... Read Chapter

Betty's a Bombshell - Grouplove

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} The days following the news passed by in a blur. So many people talked at me, not with me – Audrey, Everett, their lawye... Read Chapter

Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] Izzie was completely absent from the remainder of our trip. After her drunken call, she contacted me once – simply saying sh... Read Chapter

Seventeen - Marina and The Diamonds

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} I was far from sad when our time in New York came to an end. Returning to SMA allowed me to feel more like myself again. I... Read Chapter

Lifted Up (1985) - Passion Pit

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] After finishing my math test, I immediately called Iz to see where she was. I got worried when her phone kept going straight t... Read Chapter

Wear Me Out - Skylar Grey

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} I knew I was one of the lucky ones in spite of what had happened. I had a family that loved and accepted me for who I am. ... Read Chapter

Oh, Sailor - Mr. Little Jeans

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} I was trying my best to deal with the cluttered mess that my life turned into practically overnight. I had the answer to a... Read Chapter

Kings and Queens - Brooke Fraser

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] "I understand that two weeks is the maximum duration of my stay in New York. I will be able to see her trial. I can learn ho... Read Chapter

Red Hands - R.E.V.O

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} I felt guilty that I was far away from New York. Eliza received most of the criticism in person when the story of our case... Read Chapter

We'll Be A Dream - We the Kings

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} It felt like time was fast-forwarding itself when prom rolled around. All of us were really psyched up about it. We all ha... Read Chapter

Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] The rest of the semester was gone in the blink of an eye. We were ready to sleep in and go weeks without homework, but the k... Read Chapter

Say My Name - ODESZA

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} After dinner, My mom went to her hotel. I was  elated that she followed through and came to see my show. I had never ... Read Chapter

For Good - Wicked

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} Our final performance of Sleeping Beauty went off without a hitch. The thunderous applause afterward was a great... Read Chapter

You and Me - Parachute

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Milo} Our entourage shifted when we arrived at the airport. Will returned to Listonenia with my belongings. Gaston accompanied us on... Read Chapter

Till it Happens to You - Lady Gaga

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} Because of all the publicity from my cases, my lawyer asked me to keep a low profile during my time in New York. Milo and ... Read Chapter

Hero - Regina Spektor

Submitted: March 17, 2018

{Isabella} Colt's lawyer did a great job of painting him as a good boy, who was being framed by a girl known for her poor decisions. ... Read Chapter

Miracle Mile - Cold War Kids

Submitted: March 17, 2018

[Milo] I looked out of the limousine window and saw the same scene unfold in front of me. The sea glittered beneath the sunlight; it ... Read Chapter

Fly - Hilary Duff

Submitted: March 17, 2018


Although this is the end of 'Discovering Me', it's not the end of Izzie, Milo, and the gang. Book 2 is titled "Defining Us". I hope you enjoyed the story. Leave your thoughts
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