What’s the Opposite of Change? Inertia!
Given my story is called “Change,” I found the title of Julianna’s story Inertia intriguing. Inertia is defined as a tendency to stay the same unless acted on by an outside force. Given that Inertia is a college story, I’m interested to see how this plays out.
Inertia is one of the most relatable stories I’ve read. There’s the crazy roommate, the dreaded group project, and that one professor who doesn’t give any slack to first-year students.
Our main character is Mia. She’s a bit awkward at times, but that doesn’t mean she’s a doormat! She stands up for herself and knows what she does and doesn’t want. Honestly, she impressed me. She’s brave, assertive, and stands up for her rights. You go, girl!
The main love interest, Ace, comes across as a stereotypical frat boy. Despite Mia shutting him down time after time, the pick-up lines, flirting, and inappropriate behavior don’t stop. I almost wanted to hate him, but Julianna does a great job showing her readers that he’s actually more insecure than he seems. He feels terrible for pushing her away and doesn’t seem to recognize that his actions upset her.
I can’t wait to see where this goes. I’m hoping Ace will come to his senses and treat Mia with the respect she deserves. I’d also really like to see him open up about his insecurities so she can see what I do. In the end, we’re all human and make mistakes. The important thing is to avoid Inertia and continue to grow.
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