Where Home Really Is

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

Jordyn Hamilton is having the summer of her life in her coastal California hometown. But things are about to change for the sixteen-year-old surfer/dancer. Thanks to a recently found will, her family is moving cross country to rural Pennsylvania, where Jordyn is convinced she doesn't belong. Soon, she's noticed by the hot, senior, football QB, and put on the black list of her popular classmate Ashley.

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Where Home Really Is

Jordyn Hamilton is having the summer of her life in her coastal California hometown. But things are about to change for the sixteen-year-old surfer/dancer. Thanks to a recently found will, her family is moving cross country to rural Pennsylvania, where Jordyn is convinced she doesn't belong. Soon, she's noticed by the hot, senior, football QB, and put on the black list of her popular classmate Ashley.

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Chapter Two Jordyn was stepping out of the shower when she heard the distinct ringing of her cell phone from her bedroom, so quickl... Read Chapter

Chapter Three Saturday, June 2, 2012 The next morning, Jordyn stood in front of the floor-to-ceiling mirror in Miss Victoria Joyâ... Read Chapter

Chapter Four “Jordyn Alexis Hamilton, you stop right there, young lady!” Jordyn stopped mid-step as she’d attempted to esca... Read Chapter

Chapter Five 3 months later Thursday, August 2, 2012   “This sucks, Jordyn. This really effing sucks!” Jordy... Read Chapter

Chapter Six Rural Pennsylvania was exactly what Jordyn imagined it would look like. There were trees, a lot of them, and there were a... Read Chapter

Chapter Seven Jordyn’s room was huge. Not just big, it was huge. Then again, she thought as she dropped down on the familiar mattre... Read Chapter

Chapter Eight Friday, August 10, 2012 Jordyn’s first weekend in Cedarwood had been dark, rainy, and uneventful. Mostly all Jord... Read Chapter

Chapter Nine By the time she got home, Jordyn was sweaty and sore, but she felt good. Even better knowing she had at least one friend... Read Chapter

Chapter Ten Monday, August 13, 2012 Jordyn stood in front of her full-length mirror Monday morning, the very first day of school,... Read Chapter

Chapter Eleven Being late for homeroom was not a good way to start off the school year, especially as a brand-new transfer student. B... Read Chapter

Chapter Twelve Mr. Newton was probably the most unfriendly-looking man Jordyn had ever seen. He had short, tight grey curls, a pointy... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirteen The Cedarwood High cafeteria was like Reed High School’s. Almost. This one was a little smaller, and still managed... Read Chapter

Chapter Fourteen Zara was waiting in her Mercedes right in front of the school when Jordyn walked out after the final bell. She sig... Read Chapter

Chapter Fifteen The Cedarwood Dance School was nothing like the La Jolla Dance Academy, Jordyn realized immediately after her mother ... Read Chapter

Chapter Sixteen Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Two days later, on Wednesday, Jordyn went straight to her locker after English Lit, th... Read Chapter

Chapter Seventeen After school, Zara insisted Jordyn practice some simple gymnastics in the backyard, since she’d declined an off... Read Chapter

Chapter Eighteen So Mickey’s was pretty cool. Just like Alice had told her, there were pool tables, TVs in every corner, and the ... Read Chapter

Chapter Nineteen Natalie dropped Lydia and Meredith off, so Jordyn and Cole relocated to the middle seat behind Ty and Natalie. Jor... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty Friday, August 17, 2012 Even though she had only heard about Lake Fest two days ago, on Wednesday, by Friday, the ... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-One Jordyn was not new to Friday night football. She was, however, new to Cedarwood High football. In Cedarwood, F... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Two Jordyn never thought she’d think of Lake Fest as cool. But, wow. It was actually cool! The beach was packed as... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Three Monday, September, 3, 2012 Two weeks after Lake Fest, August turned to September, and so suddenly Jordyn did... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Four Tuesday, September 4, 2012 The next day, Tuesday, it happened. It happened right after fourth period when Jor... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Five Saturday, September 8, 2012 Saturday morning the sky was grey. Not the nice, crisp blue skies Jordyn had grad... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Six The Farmer’s Market was on a highway Jordyn had never been on before. It was down Lake Road, in the opposite d... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Seven “Jordyn, these are gorgeous,” Natalie said about Jordyn’s pearl necklace as she pulled it out of her jew... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Eight Cole had been right. They had dinner at Rimarrio’s, a genuine Italian restaurant in Woodbury, and Jordyn had... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Nine Cole drove her down Lake Road, passed the many beaches and recreation sites, until they pulled up into Lookout ... Read Chapter

***The last chapter I'm posting for about a week or so. Haven't written further than this, but I'm definitely gonna be working on getting... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-One Thursday, September 20, 2012 Jordyn was pretty sure she’d never imagined herself quite this happy in Cedarwo... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-Two Friday, September 21, 2012 The next morning, even though it was out of his way, Cole picked Jordyn up for... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-Three Friday, October 5, 2012 Two weeks had passed since the day Jordyn and Cole had become official. After the ni... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-Four Just as he’d said he’d do, Cole called Jordyn when he was leaving school after the football team’s bus had ... Read Chapter

****Just wanted to warn you, this scene isborderline PG-13 and R.;) Just so everyone is aware! I did make it as PG-13 as I possibly could... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-Six Monday, October  8, 2012 Monday started off horribly. It was rainy again and Jordyn overslept about 15 mi... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-Seven Thursday, October 11, 2012 On Thursday, the ballots were in. Everyone sat in Mrs. Roland’s class awaiting ... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-Eight After raiding Macy’s, Dillard’s, and even Saks Fifth Avenue, Jordyn realized that the Woodbury Mall was not ... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-Nine By the time Natalie and Jordyn pulled up at the lake, the bonfire was going strong, smoke drifting from the tall ... Read Chapter

Chapter Forty Friday, October 12, 2012 Friday morning was chilly, like last night had been at the bonfire. Jordyn had finally f... Read Chapter

Chapter Forty-One   It was midnight. The DJ was packing up, and the dance was over. Jordyn had had the time of her life to... Read Chapter

Chapter Forty-Two Jordyn threw her head back and laughed. “Cole, you’re such a liar. You so did not!” It was just after 2am... Read Chapter

Chapter Forty-Three Friday, October 19, 2012 Jordyn stood by the SUV early Friday morning. The sun hadn’t even come up, yet, bu... Read Chapter

Chapter Forty-Four After Jordyn showed Alice all her favorite shopping places in San Diego, they hopped in the Malibu and got on th... Read Chapter

Chapter Forty-Five Nothing made dinner with Miss Victoria talking nonstop about Jordyn’s future in dance sound tolerable like spe... Read Chapter

Chapter Forty-Six Saturday, October 20, 2012 Jordyn straddled her surfboard, looking out at the horizon. It was just before 6:00 ... Read Chapter

Chapter Forty-Seven Tuesday, October 23, 2012 It was raining when they got back to Cedarwood Monday night—yes, shocker, right?â... Read Chapter

Chapter Forty-Eight Friday, November 9, 2012   November settled in in Cedarwood so suddenly that before Jordyn knew it, ... Read Chapter

**This will be the last chapter I upload for awhile. I'm finishing up the book now, with probably 4 or 5 chapters left at the most. I won... Read Chapter

****I finished up earlier than expected after going on a 2-day writing binge. So here it is! The final 3 chapters of Where Home Really Is... Read Chapter

Chapter Fifty-One Saturday, November 24, 2012 When Jordyn woke up on Saturday morning, the most wonderful thing happened. “... Read Chapter

Chapter Fifty-Two Miss Victoria stood up, clinking a fork against her wine glass, catching the attention of all the dinner guests. ... Read Chapter