(m) INP [October #2] Everything I Hadn’t Said

“We rarely find a depth by looking inside of ourselves for it. Depth is found in what we can learn from the people and things around us. Everyone, everything, has a story, Gia. When you learn those stories, you learn experiences that fill you up, that expand your understanding. You add layers to your soul.” – West, Kasie. The Fill-In Boyfriend. California: HarperCollins. 2015. Print.

 

*CRAZY SPOILER ALERT ONCE AGAIN*

 

The Fill-In Boyfriend

 

 

This postcard shows what the protagonist, Gia, is thinking during the climax of the story. In The Fill-In Boyfriend, Gia is dumped by her boyfriend, Bradley, the night of prom when she was going to introduce him to her friends. While Gia is stressing out, she sees another guy dropping his sister off and asks him to fill-in. To her surprise, he says yes. Thus starts a web of lies, trickery, and fraud; one that Gia knows is slowly starting to unravel. Unknowingly, she starts to fall for her fill-in boyfriend. Until out of the blue, Bradley shows up and exposes all her lies, destroying her friendships and her even jeopardizing her new-found love. This postcard is set between her fight with Hayden, the fill-in boyfriend, where his best friend tells a lie about Gia and he decides to believe him over her. After the fight, they didn’t talk, so this was supposed to represent what Gia wanted to say to Hayden, but was afraid to because of rejection.