In an unusually luck twist of fate, she lands right in front of Sam Vanzant—who just so happens to possess her dream mix of brains and brawn. Their relationship is easy and electrifying, plain and passionate and they are soon happily married.
Andi’s story continues in Ordinary World, where her wedded bliss is drastically interrupted. When Sam is killed by a drunk driver on their anniversary, Andi is thrown into a world of darkness.
Her grief is impenetrable even by her closest friends, and the job she once loved is meaningless to her. But one old friend just may hold the map to her path back to an ordinary world. Andi finds that sometimes shortcuts aren’t the answer, and detours can offer important experiences.
The story of Andi’s sorrow, and her journey back to an ordinary world is so brilliantly captured by Lorello. Just as in Faking It, she writes with an amazing mix of deep intelligence and lightness. Andi once references a “juxtaposition of textures”, meaning the combination of two things that normally wouldn’t go together. Andi is a juxtaposition of textures. She is simultaneously strong and meek, confident and unsure, self-sufficient and wholly-dependant.
Through Andi, Lorello shows us that, when it comes to life, “ordinary” rarely means “plain”.