Shaina Cilimberg is 24 years old and attending college. She’s been writing on and off since she was eleven and enjoys being outdoors and shopping. She also goes to an instrumental Church of Christ, loves Christian rock and likes Christian rap. She also likes Justin Bieber, One Direction, Linkin Park, The Fray, Parachute, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Owl City and the Eagles. She also has OCD and Asperger’s Syndrome.
I hope you enjoy this character interview from her her edgy Young Adult novels.
This is Josh Summers (16 years old) from both “Crowded” and “Perfect Forgiveness” from the Deep River High Series. There has been controversy on the reasoning for the school shooting in “Perfect Forgiveness” and I was the bad guy in “Crowded” but not “Perfect Forgiveness” I just wanted to get a few things straight on my friend, Kirk. I think he’s very nice and there have been some misconceptions of him as this monster. I get he kinda smells like one…
Kirk (Jokingly): Hey!
Josh: Nah, I’m kidding. Let’s get these people to know what your family is like.
Kirk: Well, my dad left my mom for a rich younger woman. So, it’s me, my mom and my eight-year old brother.
Josh: How old are you?
Josh: I just can’t imagine. My life’s bad enough. School pretty much stinks, doesn’t it?
Kirk: Yeah. I keep getting shoved into lockers, getting gum stuck in my hair, getting beat up, called names and peed on.
Josh: Eeww. I get it bad too. I’m an outcast. So what is wiht your friends Henry adn Devin? I know you don’t enjoy hanging around them
Kirk: They’re all I have
Josh: You have Lydia and me. Speaking of Lydia…
Kirk: She’s hot and so nice.
Josh: I take it, you like my sister.
Kirk: Yeah. My brother enjoyed meeting her too.
Josh (laughs): I think he’s a little young
Kirk (laughs): yeah
Josh: What’s your relationship with your brother like
Kirk: He looks up to me, but I tell him he shouldn’t
Josh: Why not?
Kirk: I’m a murderer! Who would want to be like a murderer?
Josh: You know God will forgive you
Kirk: I don’t know
Josh: What do you say to all the people who you hurt?
Kirk: I’m sorry. I wish I never did it
Josh: You could’ve talked to me
Kirk: I wish I knew
Josh: I’m always here for you, okay?
Kirk: Thanks. I wish I knew there were people who actually liked me!
Josh: We all make our own choices
Kirk: I know now. I wish they let me back out…
Josh: Do you think you could’ve backed out without them knowing?
Kirk: I don’t know. I was so scared. I should’ve thought more about how I could!
Josh: I wish you told me. I could’ve prevented it
Kirk: What if they came after you?
Josh: It would’ve been worth it.