Before It's Too Late

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
It seemed to be just another normal year at Park Lake High School for Gabriel Katz, the intellectual but reserved son of the school's Latin teacher. That is, until he befriends Liliane Swanson, the intuitive star of Park Lake's Drama club.
This is a partially true story, told from the perspectives of 5 different characters.

*A/N* I am NOT going to be continuing with this version of the novel (however, I plan on rewriting it and posting it soonish). If you want to read it... well, I can't stop you, but I'd rather you check out some of the essays in my featured writing:D Thanks to all for the support I got with this though! I have big plans for thee characters and when the new version is done it will be wayyy better than this:P

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Prologue/ Something From Nothing

Submitted: August 23, 2009

It seemed to be just another normal year at Park Lake High School for Gabriel Katz, the intellectual but reserved son of the school's Latin teacher. That is, until he befriends Liliane Swanson, the intuitive star of Park Lake's Drama club. Along with a psychopathic yet wise wannabe matchmaker,a wedding-obsessed hopeless romantic and her serial dating best friend, a conflicted artist, and a good-hearted guitar player,it soon becomes clear to all that "life always tends to bring its biggest changes when we least expect them". Told from the perspectives of 7 different characters, Falling To Fate is several stories in one, illustrating how complicted and heartbreaking, yet joyous and hilarious first experiences with romance can be. Read Chapter


Submitted: August 23, 2009

2. Stereotypes It didn’t drive her crazy? He pondered this abstract thought for a moment. His tapping drove everyone he knew ab... Read Chapter

The Man In the Office

Submitted: August 23, 2009

3. The Man in the Office Carla squinted as she walked into the bright sunlight, the cool November breeze stirring up the leaves on th... Read Chapter

What No One Knows

Submitted: August 25, 2009

4. What No One Knows   Joanne sat in the only empty corner of the dressing room, attempting in vain to find some calm amongs... Read Chapter

What Would Patti Do?

Submitted: August 25, 2009

5. What Would Patti Do?   “Hey, Lily, guess what?” “What, Car, I have to finish my make up!" She reluctantly trod ... Read Chapter

For Some Reason

Submitted: August 31, 2009

6. For Some Reason   She was good, Gabriel thought. Very good. Carla had been right; Liliane was easily the best one in the ... Read Chapter

Losing Patience

Submitted: September 10, 2009

7. Losing Patience   “So…” said Carla with her customary mischievous smile. “Did you like the show?” “It was... Read Chapter

Just Lily

Submitted: September 13, 2009

8. Just Lily   Lily yawned widely as she shuffled into Mr. Contini’s classroom the next day. She was not at all sure how s... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 14, 2009

9. Lies The lesson finished early that day. Gabriel was starting on his physics homework when Carla poked him hard in the should... Read Chapter

Carla's Plan

Submitted: September 15, 2009

10. Carla’s plan   After class, Carla grabbed Sam before he had a chance to bolt out the door. As mad as she was, she need... Read Chapter

Who Needs It?

Submitted: September 16, 2009

11. Who Needs It? “Do you like anybody?” “Geez, Lily, where did that come from?” It was a few days later, and Li... Read Chapter

The Bookstore Affair

Submitted: September 16, 2009

12. The Bookstore Affair The weeks flew by, and before the students at Park Lake knew it, it was time for Winter Break. ... Read Chapter

New Message From...

Submitted: September 17, 2009

13. New Message from…   It was precisely 11:56 pm when Gabriel decided he couldn’t sleep, one night shortly before schoo... Read Chapter

Sam's Bad Luck

Submitted: September 17, 2009

14. Sam’s Bad Luck Sam played a few chords on his guitar, wrote down some possible lyrics, then stopped when he realized he wa... Read Chapter

Right... As Usual

Submitted: September 17, 2009

15. Right… as usual   He thought it was surprising? Carla found Gabriel’s reaction intriguing. But good, very good, as s... Read Chapter

Going Insane

Submitted: September 26, 2009

16. Going Insane   Strangely, Lily was more enthusiastic than usual about going back to school after the break. Her two ... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 28, 2009

17. Dreams   “Um… Jo…,” Lily said hesitantly in Biology one afternoon in late January. “Yes?” “I wante... Read Chapter

Not Like It Matters

Submitted: October 04, 2009

18. Not Like It Matters Something was definitely up, and Gabriel knew it. Carla was becoming more and more insufferable- she wou... Read Chapter

The Valentine's Day Syndrome

Submitted: October 04, 2009

19. The Valentine’s Day Syndrome   The Latin Club’s Carnation Sale was a Valentine’s Day tradition for the students at... Read Chapter

It Wants What it Wants

Submitted: November 02, 2009

20. It Wants What It Wants   Sam was on the verge of falling asleep when he woke suddenly to the sound of his phone rin... Read Chapter