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(Un)Fortunate Me is an unpublished novel by a relatively unknown author. It can be found here. A sequel came out in April 2011. It can be found here.Adele Becker thought that her life was fine. Until her parents decided to send her to boarding school. At Phoenix Boarding School for the Arts, the crazy, unusual, and just plain strange becomes the every day. To describe the funny little contradictions of life, she begins every chapter with something like this:
Fortunately, Sophia hasn't breathed a word about the Bathroom Incident.
Adele:(trying and failing to get the cafeteria silent enough to talk) Attention! Attention, please! Attention everyone!
Delilah:(climbs onto table) HEY! PEOPLE! ADELE HAS SOMETHING SHE WANTS TO SAY! SO SHUT UP AND LISTEN!
Blondes Are Evil: Lyn. Luckily, she's... less than intelligent. Inverted with Brooke, who's probably the nicest character in the book. Subverted with Fala, who, despite being Delilah's rival for Alec, is very kind, even to younger students, while most girls as popular as her would consider kids in lower grades beneath her. Delilah briefly sees her as this, though when she and Alec begin to date.
Blond Brunette Redhead: Alec is the blond (he dyes his hair black), Delilah the brunette, and Adele the redhead.
Break the Cutie: Okay, so it's hard to call Delilah a "cutie", but seriously, read the chapter where she sees Alec kissing Fala. Ouch.
Happens briefly to Brooke when Sophia decides to humiliate her. She gets better, though.
Brilliant but Lazy: Delilah EMBODIES this Trope. She has no care for things that aren't video games, could probably apply herself better in school, and is rarely shown doing any type of work. And yet she's clever, a Deadpan Snarker, and appears to be the smartest out of all of them.
Catfight: Lyn and Sophia seem to have these a lot.
Adele and Sophia get in one, too. Milo couldn't be prouder of his baby sister.
On the flip side, Bryce is this to Delilah. Not that he gives up.
If You Die, I Call Your Stuff: When Adele goes to tell of Sophia, Patrick asks if he should book the funeral and Delilah asks, "Can I have your CDs?" As she walks away, Delilah adds to Patrick, "Do you want her comic books or can I have them?"
Jerkass: Sophia is just evil, through and through.
Jerkass Fašade: Implied with Alec. He comes across as gruff and a "bad boy", but underneath is compassionate, wise, and a surrogate big brother to Adele.
The Unfavorite: In Chapter 20, it's revealed that Delilah is this in her family.
What's kind of sad, when you think about it, is that her Unfavorite-ness isn't just her imagination. She's right.
Vitriolic Best Buds: Delilah and Aurora, while not actual best friends, fight a lot, but are still good friends.
Delilah's real best friend, Adele, tends to clash with her, too.
Wham Line: The last line of Chapter 5 of Un Lucky Me. * There was a battle in the war. Patrick's dad was a casualty.
Word Of Goddess: According the the author, Alec is naturally a blond, Delilah's little sister Phoebe will appear in book 2, in book 3, when they're 14 and 13 and three fourths, Adele and Patrick will go on a date, among other things.