Quote from Take Me to Your Nerdy Leader by Hailey Gonzales:
“So…” Mom says, her eyes twinkling. “he’s cute.”
My hands dig into the seat. I liked that I knew that I was aromantic. I liked this sudden community I had become a part of. And while I was grateful for it, it had increased the distance between me and everyone else. Sometimes, just talking to Mom made me feel like the wall between us just got even higher. This move was supposed to be my new start. To not be afraid to be Paige Solano, the unabridged version. Which meant with the whole aromantic thing, did I need to tell my mom? Should I ever tell her marriage and kids and crushes weren’t my thing?