In Secrets of Truth & Beauty, Dara is a former child pageant star. So, in order to introduce you to the wonderful authors and characters of the 2009 Debutantes, I am hosting a Debs Pageant on my blog.
Today we have Noelle Parker from Heather Duffy Stone’s This is What I Want to Tell You.
Character name: Noelle Carter
Biography: I am a twin. We are 16. You don’t know Parker but he has made me believe exclusively in food, love, and body art.
What is your talent?
Body-reading. I can tell, from how someone holds himself or herself, how much truth there is in what he is thinking or saying.
What will you wear for the evening dress competition?
A faded thin black t-shirt cut to a low v, tall boots, a black skirt.
Who is your escort?
My twin brother. He is there for me. Parker is beautiful but he won’t show up.
And now for the interview portion . . .If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
I would change the rules, all of them. I would make it so that no one could tell us what to do. But let us be. I would make it so that no one expects family to look a certain way or love to look a certain way. I would make it so I can leave school if I need to because no one expects I need to stay. I would change education. It happens from life, not from teachers.
Thank you Noelle and Heather! I haven’t had a chance to read the book yet, but I am super curious about this Parker guy.
If you want to know more about Heather Duffy Stone, visit her website.
You can buy This is What I Want to Tell You at your local bookstore or Amazon.