Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
Tsya Gant would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

I Wanna Ruin Our Friendship

By Tsya Gant

Romance / Adventure

Chapter 1

 It was ten years after the Dursleys found their bastard niece on their doorstep. They planned to beat the 'freakishness' out of her, and were succeeding for the most part.
Harriet Jamie Potter lived a devastating life at her aunt and uncle's house. Her aunt Veronica ordered her around and pushed her all the time saying that she's a freak and should be grateful that they let her live there. But Harriet was more worried about her uncle Penton. She knew that he was tired of his wife and wanted to divorce. But he never did. Instead, he eyed Harriet like she was a bag of free candy. Harriet was able to avoid him for the most part. But she didn't know how long she could keep this up. She knew that one day her uncle would get her.

The only person she liked in the house was her cousin, Dahlia. She treat her more like a delicate doll than a freak and used her like one, too. She also used her to cheat on her test, knowing that Harriet knows all the answers, she is smart, after all. Harriet didn't mind being a dress-up doll or a cheating tool, as long as she is treated nicely.
Harriet was small for her age, and looked even smaller because of Dahlia's hand-me-downs. Her shirts were always slipping off her shoulders and sometimes her chest an she had to used an old string to keep her pants and skirts up. She had messy, jet black hair and sparkling green eyes that hid behind thick glasses that were held together by duct tape. Everyone laughed at her appearance expect Dahlia and her friends. Dahlia's friends made a deal with Harriet that if she does their homework they'll be nice to her. Despite her appearance, she has more brain than beauty. She spent all her life trying to learn more bout herself and everything around her. She was lucky that her aunt lets her go to the library everyday and bring books home, as long as she stays out of her way. Harriet enjoys reading more than anything. She loved it when she got absorbed in a good book. Even her textbooks were enchanting to her! But just because she read a lot doesn't mean she's that intelligent. Like the time she let a completely stranger in the house just because he said he was there to clean for her. She was able to call the police just in time, but that didn't stop her aunt from beating her. She was, however, smart enough to find out that she was a witch. She knew there were others like her, as well. She was just waiting for they to come and get her…


Harriet stared at the massive lady in front of her. It was weeks after Dahlia's birthday. She had talked to a snake, got a letter saying that she was invited to a magical school called Hogwarts that she hide and never mentioned, and now was standing in a hut, on her birthday, in the middle of the ocean just because her aunt and uncle wanted to avoid the other letters that came. This giant lady had knocked down the hut's door and announced that she was there to get Harriet. She even gave Harriet a cake and cooked her sausages. "I'm Ruby Hagrid, but yeh jus' call meh Hagrid. I was sen' by Dumbledore to take yeh shoppin' for supplies. I'm sure yeh know all about Hogwarts, right?" Harriet shrugged. " I know it's a magic school, but nothing else."
"WHAT?!" Her aunt roared, her face turning an ugly shade of purple. "YOU KNEW!? ALL THIS TIME, YOU KNEW AND NEVER TOLD US?!"
"I NEVER TOLD YOU BECAUSE I KNEW THAT YOU WOULD JUST TREAT ME WORST THAN YOU ALREADY DO! I KNOW A LOT OF THING S YOU DON'T KNOW, LIKE HOW TO GET A JOB AND HOW TO HIDE MY MONEY AND HOW TO SAVE ENOUGH OF IT TO GET MY OWN NANNY AND A HOUSE!!" Everyone in the room was shocked. Dahlia was the first one to speak. "Can you tell me where you work?" Veronica and Penton stared at their daughter in disbelief. "What? I want my own house, too! I can't just sit around all day and try to be the perfect daughter! I'm tired of it! I wanna be like Harriet! More independent and smart!" Dahlia crossed the room in a few quick steps and put her arm around Harriet's shoulder. "I'm going with Harriet, where ever she goes!"
 Harriet smiled. She knew that Dahlia was a witch. Whatever blood that made her a witch skipped her aunt or uncle and went to Dahlia. "Actually, you were assigned to go to Hogwarts, as well." Hagrid said. Dahlia beamed. "Yay! I get to hang out with Harriet more!" She hugged her cousin. "Let's get going, I have a hotel room reserved for yeh.  We'll go shopping tomorrow." Harriet and Dahlia nodded and followed Hagrid out the door, leave their guardians behind in tears of angry and sadness.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

bhodges11: I like the concept of the story, but there were things that I felt could use more detail. I like the back stories created, but was left wanting more from parts of the story. I like the cadence of the author's writing style - it was a very easy, enjoyable read. I felt like it ended on, not a cliff...

Hawkebat: Playing both Kotor I & II and Swtor I found the story line interesting and it held me until chapter 35 Very good story and plot flow until then, very few technical errors. I felt that the main character was a bit under and over powered, as it fought for balance. The last few chapters felt too f...

Alkira Joan: Great story, I found it hard to read especially the dialogue. You just need to fix up some spelling errors and the gramma .I enjoyed this book. was a little hard to get though.,.,..,.,.,,..,.,.,, , , , ,.,, , , , , , , ,., , ,.,,,,,

Stephen Warner: To start off, I am thoroughly impressed. The writing style is somewhat unique, and the plot seemed to move at a nice and steady pace. However, I was not expecting this to be a vampire book! I am usually not one for novels about vampires, but I was pleasantly surprised! You wrote with such grace a...

Abbie: i couldn't stop crying at the end. The end leaves you wondering if there is a sequel. So the question is "Is there a Sequel?

Alex Rushmer: This was not what I expected, but I enjoyed it a lot Malfoy was always one of the characters that I liked a lot, so I like that a lot of this happens between him and Colette. I read the first couple chapters, and I enjoyed your writing style and am excited to see where you take this story. My com...

Ethan Hawke Branom: What a story!!!! From beginning to end you didn't want it to stop. Renee is a feisty woman who will stop at nothing to make things right. It is a story that could actually happen, and makes you stop and think of how the world works and how one persons desire can drive them to get what's theirs. M...

A.O. Chika: I loved the storyline. The characters, the settings, and the overall plot was great. I love how it started sweet in the beginning and then the angst set in. I did feel like the author writing style could use a bit of change as the book reads more like a YA novel than an Adult novel (I.e grown up ...

Diana123: Wow! This story is very emotional to begin with. And then it is also exciting, interesting and amazing. There are so many moment and situations in this story that really moved me and made me want to cry (to begin with – the story about little Norm not knowing what a hug is, then the death of his ...

More Recommendations

Sandra Estrada: I loved every minute of it and I thank my lucky stars that brought me to the story, it's been a whirlwind of emotions, plot twist after plot twist but I never got tired of them. Abby and Kade's story is a hard one to understand but once you're submerged in their story and love, you can't help but...

annie08c: I really like this story, I can relate to it a lot and with how she feels, the boyfriend and the events that happened but I'm a little bit younger. It was really good plot, really liked how you stuck to the topic and you had a new title for every chapter making me guess what's going to happen. Ma...

Pille: I have never read a ... werewolf/urban fantasy/any other genre ... story with this brutal honesty about kidnapping and mafia. It was a chilling experience but you also managed to write it as the best thriller and also give it a happy end. I must praise you for the amazing writing skills you have...

genlynne2379: I read the other review of this book and I must say that I disagree with it wholeheartedly. I do not believe the author put the apostrophes in the names just to be unique, but because the characters are supposedly of a different race than humans. They are Anmah. They should have different names a...

Katy Rayne: i really enjoyed this book. i have to say i didn't know what to expect, but with every chapter that came something crucial to keep you reading happened. I was disappointed with the ending if this is for another book i will defiantly carry on reading the next book.