I used Random.org and it selected page 157.
I’m still in the big Jacuzzi tub when the power flickers -once, twice- and then goes out, leaving me in total darkness, chin deep in lukewarm water. I don’t know why, but it all hits me then -Nan’s surgery tomorrow, shooting that mocassin, this stupid never-ending storm. I start to cry, deep, gulping sobs. I know it seems childish, but I want my daddy. What if things get worse? What if the house starts to flood? Or the roof blows off? As much as I hate to admit it, I’m scared. Really scared.
The book grabbed me because of the Romeo and Juliet retelling part. Now while indeed you can see the references, I would rather called it inverted Romeo and Juliet or Romeo and Juliet with a twist. Instead of having parents/family who hate each other, we got 2 families/2 parents couples who love each other and are trying (too hard it seems) to get their 2 kids together and let them get married.