PROLOGUE

All my life, I've been nothing. They've always told me that, and I think I believe them.

I do the cooking and the cleaning, and everything...else that needs to be done. Renee doesn't care about me. I think she's just happy to have a slave to do all her work for her. She's such a slob. So is Charlie...

Charlie, my loving father. Just thinking about him makes my skin crawl. He's so disgusting. How can a grown man do those things to his own daughter. When I was younger I knew something wasn't quite right with what he was doing, but I didn't know any better. Now I do, and there's nothing I can do to get away from it all. I'm 16, and I live in a horibly small town outside of Seattle, Washington. Forks. The bane of my existence. If I lived somewhere bigger, I could escape. Charlie is the Chief of Police in this hell hole, so if I tried to run, he'd find me. I have a crappy truck that barley makes it the 6 miles to school and back...so it's useless. At least they let me go to school. I think Renee wanted to tell people she home schooled me, but since this is such a small town, she'd actually have to do it. SO they send me to school, and of course I can't tell anyone. Who would believe me?! I'm nothing...All my life I've been this nothing, and I will continue to be nothing...or so I thought.