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4 Days to Something, Maybe!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Congrats to yesterday's winner, Andrea, and today, with four days left (!!)--well, today it's all about chemistry--and not the kind that involves the periodic table!

In Something, Maybe, Hannah works with two guys, Josh and Finn. She likes Josh a lot but there's something about Finn too...

Here's a little peek at Josh and Hannah:

Josh says, "Hannah?"

I look at him and he says, "Can we talk? Later, I mean."

Oh. OH.

I nod.

And then I wait, nervous and impatient--and actually a little scared--for our shift to end. When it finally does, Josh pulls me aside.

"Hey, about before, I just...I wanted to say that I think...well, I think you're pretty special," he says, kind of stumbling over the words, like he's hesitant to say them, and I wish he'd hug me again. And then kiss me.



And here's a little bit about Finn and Hannah:

I follow, a little cautiously, but catch up quickly when Finn stops at the vending machines. He buys two bags of chips, a granola bar, an orange juice, and a bag of animal crackers.

"Here," he says, and hands me a bag of chips, the granola bar, and the orange juice.

"Oh," I say. "Thanks, but I really can't take--"

"Yeah, you can. I saw you in the cafeteria with one of those so-called burgers. You won't make it through an hour of work on that. And I'm not taking all your orders."

"You saw me at lunch?"

"Yep, we share something besides Goverment," he says. "I gotta get those flyers out of my locker and into my car so Coach Landon won't explode. Eat, okay? You're useless to me otherwise."

I sort of want to hug him. A lot. It's strange--but nice--and I smile at him. "How come I didn't get the animal crackers?"

"Greedy," he says, and hands them over, looking at my mouth. Then he blushes and says, "See you later."

I can't say anything because I'm too busy being stunned that Finn looked at my mouth. And that I definitely noticed him looking.


So, what makes *you* notice someone? What do you think causes chemistry? Let me know by midnight tonight and you could win a copy of Simone Elkeles' Perfect Chemistry (with what we're talking about, I *had* to give this book away today!)

32 Comments:

Blogger H said...

Ooh, great teasers! What makes me notice someone is usually their smile.

March 20, 2009 8:14 AM  
Blogger bridget3420 said...

Now I've got to read this!!

March 20, 2009 10:07 AM  
Blogger Bunny B said...

I'm sure good looks play a huge part in noticing someone. Plus, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Therefore, what looks good to someone won't be the same with others. :)

March 20, 2009 10:28 AM  
Blogger Iryna said...

Usually, what makes me notice someone are their eyes.

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March 20, 2009 10:36 AM  
Blogger sylvia said...

What makes me notice someone is one's eyes! There are just times that you feel like you are drowning in someone's eyes:)

--sylvia (sylvia_uy4@yahoo.com)

March 20, 2009 10:51 AM  
Blogger Nikki said...

I usually notice someone first if they are looking at me. Then I have to decide if I'm interested or creeped out.

Nikki

ulmersn@gmail.com

March 20, 2009 11:21 AM  
Blogger The Voter said...

I think what makes me notice someone is how they act around other people. If they seem to be nice, I generally tend to like them.

March 20, 2009 11:29 AM  
Blogger Thao said...

From afar it must be the way he dresses, in a short distance it'll be the smile or his eyes just like everyone else.

Don't enter me. I already got the book, it's so good ! :D

March 20, 2009 11:29 AM  
OpenID luckygirl1112 said...

What makes me notice someone is if they're being nice or interested in the same things I am. Unfortunatly I can't really tell you much about chemistry so I can't answer that question. My name is J.J. and my e - mail is jfgirl@hughes.net

March 20, 2009 12:00 PM  
Blogger Janssen said...

Wow, that looks so good!

I love good teeth - dentist's daughter :)

March 20, 2009 12:14 PM  
Blogger deltay said...

Ooh, beautiful passages. Josh & Finn sound sweet.

The smile, definitely, plays a huge role. And the eyes. And sometimes the nose. But after closer observation, definitely the personality, how they react to situations, etc. =)

Getting close now!

March 20, 2009 12:54 PM  
OpenID Naima said...

As supErficial as It sounds Looks are definately whAt originally attracts me to someone... and then prObably there characTer, like whether or not he'S a good Person.

Only 4 Days left!!! :) YaY!

Naima

March 20, 2009 1:00 PM  
Blogger Diana Dang said...

Just to plainly notice? Someone with a pretty face. The chemistry part, I guess is their sense of humor and charm.

March 20, 2009 1:03 PM  
Blogger Brittani said...

One thing I noitice first about a guy is his eyes. But often times how a guy presents himself and how he treats people around him is another big thing I noitice.

- Brittani
poeticxheart@gmail.com

March 20, 2009 1:10 PM  
OpenID trudeau1031 said...

i know I already won once but I like this question! There is this guy I met while I was watching Smallville for the first time like a month ago, and he has the best glasses. kind of superman but way more representative of this guy's personality. Anyway he is super hot and funny!
--brittany
britx333x@aol.com

March 20, 2009 2:27 PM  
Blogger GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I notice personality. I've always been drawn to guys that are confident and can make others around them laugh. If I walk into a room a guys got a group of people laughing, I'm going to want to know more about that person. My fiance won me over with his humor and the fact that he makes me laugh all the time makes me fall in love with him everyday.
I also notice arms, which is werid, but I like strong arms. (Which my fiance also has-see why he's perfect?:)

March 20, 2009 2:35 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

i notice somebody when they have a good sense of humor and are, most importantly, smart. I don't want to be talking to a wall.
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March 20, 2009 3:01 PM  
Blogger Shooting Stars Mag said...

hahah I knew it would be Perfect Chemistry.

Anyway, I'm not sure what causes chemistry really...I guess it's just the ability to get along and really seem to FIT and CONNECT. For me, I notice guys who are friendly.

-Lauren

March 20, 2009 3:02 PM  
Blogger Shooting Stars Mag said...

hahah I knew it would be Perfect Chemistry.

Anyway, I'm not sure what causes chemistry really...I guess it's just the ability to get along and really seem to FIT and CONNECT. For me, I notice guys who are friendly.

-Lauren

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

March 20, 2009 3:03 PM  
OpenID runforamsterdam said...

i think the way someone looks at you is a total way to tell if they like you or not. if they look at some people some way, but then look at you and there's something different in their eyes, that's when you can tell.

-robby
runningforamsterdam@hotmail.com

March 20, 2009 3:51 PM  
Blogger Meredith said...

I think that if they are nice, are cute, and smart has something to do with whether or not I am attracted to them. I also love guys' arms! And my best friend totally agrees with me.

~Meredith
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

March 20, 2009 4:08 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Definitely smiles and a twinkle in a guy's eye makes me notice him. Oh, and if he sounds intelligent.

Thanks for the giveaway :)
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March 20, 2009 5:08 PM  
Blogger katayoun said...

wow, not sure, but they noticing me would make definitely make me notice them, that and someone being artistic, poets, musicians, writers, painter are WOW!

March 20, 2009 5:36 PM  
Blogger Pretty said...

Someone's eyes are what attracts me to the person. I really like Simone Elkeles' books!

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March 20, 2009 6:53 PM  
Blogger Ann Diana Dinh, said...

What makes me notice someone is usually the way they talk. You can say so much about a person just by listening to them talk to someone.

March 20, 2009 7:40 PM  
Blogger dreaming days away said...

i usually notice someone who smiles when you catch their eye. it's sweet. :) i just love when people are friendly, or willing to help someone in need.

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March 20, 2009 8:02 PM  
Blogger Michelle Kuo said...

What makes me notice a person is of course their face. But what makes my attention STAY focused on them is how easy they are to talk to. And for some reason I really just can't stand guys that can't ENUNCIATE..

michelle.kuool(at)yahoo(dot)com

March 20, 2009 8:09 PM  
OpenID bbllchc125 said...

um at first glance sumtimes it's the looks but wat i really like is when we talk if he can talk back and not the ditz responses but like really talk to me.

Sarah
bbllchc125@yahoo.com

March 20, 2009 8:12 PM  
OpenID Kate at Read This Book! said...

I think I notice the way they laugh and their smile. :] and probably their eyes too.

-Kate
kate.readthisbook [at] gmail [dot] com

March 20, 2009 8:58 PM  
Blogger Polo.Pony said...

Hmmm, probably good looks, and their personality is always important! :)

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March 20, 2009 9:03 PM  
Blogger Paradox said...

I have to admit that the first thing that gets someone to notice another person is their looks, but this applies also to their kindness and other things they do. At least to me, intelligence and similar interests are also a factor.

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March 20, 2009 9:52 PM  
Blogger Nora said...

Hmmm...I'm going to say that what usually makes me notice someone first is their face. Some people just look nice. of course...everything can change once you get to know them.

March 20, 2009 11:38 PM  

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