American Youth: A Hampton Roads Tale.

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Hampton Roads high is a privileged public school in Virginia Beach, and it's a place where one's status is determined by their family's bank account. In this established environment during the late 90's, seven teenagers from different walks of life will be brought together for a tale of culture collisions, uncommon friendships, unfathomable romances, painful experiences, and unusual violence. These are the seven complex stories of young American teens growing up in the USA.

To read the first book, American Youth Volume One can be found on Amazon for purchase. The sequel will be released on Booksie for free.

Table of Contents

The Darker Places


The story begins with the tragic continuation of Emily Greyson from the previous book. The chapter back tracks a year to further highlight the more darker secrets of Emily's past, and subsequently
tie up some loose ends narrative wise in the process.
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DEVON'S TALE - ONCE A MOMENT IN TIME


Chapter one picks back up where the last book left off. It is just after the car wash fundraiser, and the protagonist Devon Tomes is receiving a ride home from his quasi rival Wendy Lee. This
chapter officially continues the main story line from book one.
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DEVELOPMENTS

Eventually Devon and Wendy will wrap up their time on the lake, and from this point on it will be a direct course to Catskill Court. Once... Read Chapter

DEONTAE

Saturday night   After the study session ends, Devon Tomes will decide to catch up with his mom in the living room after Wen... Read Chapter

CATCH UP

A little later   Sitting in the living room watching TV is Devon and his sister Tiana, and this appears to be an act th... Read Chapter

QUASI RESPITE

Emerging from her home in a dispirited manner is Emily Greyson, who has had a night to forget. It is to the girl’s relief that she wa... Read Chapter

PLANS

Exiting from the Tomes’ house is Devon, who is being accompanied by his best friend Emily. The destination ends up being the neighbor... Read Chapter

DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN?

Later on that night   It’s close to midnight and for Devon Tomes it’s the usual retreat to his bed for the night. T... Read Chapter

TRYING TO MAKE SENSE

Fifteen minutes later   It’s an early morning breakfast serving for Jackie Tomes in the kitchen, and on the menu is a h... Read Chapter

DEBORAH'S TALE - A DIFFERENT WORLD


Deborah is a returning character from the first book, who was introduced in the last half of the first one as a minor character. This comic relief Navajo girl is now elevated to a more prominent
character in the second book, and more about her will be flushed out through her tale the next couple of chapters.


You can read Deborah's introduction story in the first book, 'American Youth - Volume One' on Amazon. Search for Rafael Najae.
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NO F**** TO GIVE

Later that day     Sound: School bell   The first class of the day has officially started for Deborah ... Read Chapter

REACQUAINTANCE

Later on   Sound: School bell   It’s after third period class, and the scene is of the senior corridor floodi... Read Chapter

LOST

Later on, after school     Parked in front of the eleventh and twelfth center of HRH after school hours is Adriel N... Read Chapter

CHUMMY

Tuesday   It’s another typical junior lunch period at Hampton Roads high, and it’ll be an unusually late arrival fo... Read Chapter

THE GREAT EXCHANGE

A little later     After about forty minutes, the group will find themselves totally baked out their minds, and it ... Read Chapter

THE CONNECT

Sunday   Today is officially Deborah Nez’s eighteenth birthday, which kind of unofficially makes her ungrounded due to her... Read Chapter

WENDY'S TALE CONT. - CHEMISTRY?


Wendy's story continues where it last left off from the first book: scrambling to put together her elaborate fundraiser, and while also trying to figure out her not so smooth romance with her
boyfriend Travis. Unlike the first go around with her storyline, it doesn't focus so much on the cultural clash she faces a bit growing up Chinese American, but more so the emphasis is more
centered around the pre-existing storylines happening around her.
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SURPRISINGLY OKAY

Later, right after the date     It’s immediately after the lunch date, and for Travis and Wendy it’ll be a dial... Read Chapter

LOOSE ENDS

A little later that day     It’s shortly after dinner has finish when Wendy decides to head over to Jessica Roger... Read Chapter

BARGAINING

This is truly an unexpected moment for Wendy Lee, finding herself at the mercy of Bradley Rogers and practically at the precipice of be... Read Chapter

COMING TO GRIPS

Tuesday morning     It’s another early morning student council meeting for the dragging Wendy Lee, and that usual... Read Chapter

COMPROMISE

The fate of Wendy Lee’s ambitious goals still hangs in the fate of the student council’s pending decision, for no motion has been mad... Read Chapter

CUSTOMARY

Later that day   It’s shortly after arriving home from school that Wendy finds herself moping about in her living room. Me... Read Chapter

EMILY'S TALE CONT. - INTROVERTED

Later that day     It’s around five o’clock in the evening, and the fundraising trafficking is beginning to pou... Read Chapter

OFF GUARD

Approximately thirty minutes later     Sound: Feedback from Denise’s mic check   “Damn… this mic... Read Chapter

UNFINISHED

For Emily Greyson, it’s still a situation taking place between Devon and Travis that has left the girl in a state of perplexity. The ... Read Chapter

EMPATHY & REUNIONS

The next day     Sound: School bell   Emerging from her classroom in a bruised and somber manner is th... Read Chapter

EMBOLDENED

After lunch     Sound: School bell   Art period has officially begun for Emily Greyson, and it’s the... Read Chapter

BONDING

Wednesday after school     Cruising along the sidewalks of Resort Beach area is a skateboard riding Eddie Nez, who ... Read Chapter

MOOD

Voice of Emily: I’ve been dealing with this for so long that I’m numb to the pain. The forever void of hope which never comes... and ... Read Chapter

TRAVIS' TALE - DOING A SOLID

A little later on     It’s one hour to go before Travis gets off work, and the impatience of the young man is on ... Read Chapter

HARSH TRUTHS

Just about ten minutes later, Travis drives into his neighborhood after work with Devon in tow, and the young man will pull up to Tomes... Read Chapter

REVELATIONS

Minutes later     The friendly back and forth banter between Travis and Brandon continue unsurprisingly until they ... Read Chapter

LEVELING

Thursday morning     Pulling into Hampton Roads High early in the morning is a dragging along Travis Garrett, who... Read Chapter

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