Megan Abbott Quotes

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Megan Abbott Quotes

Somewhere in the gluey Nyquil haze, the memory came of standing in the lake with Lise the week before, stomping their feet in the emerald thick of the water. On the shoreline were Skyes hard-jeaned boys with their disappearing tattoos. They whistled at Lise, fingers hooked in their mouths. Lets do it, Lise whispered in her ear, her tongue showing between her teeth. Lets go in. When she woke up, in the purple of four a.m., she could still hear Lises voice in her ear, high as a little girls. We went behind those tall bushes. He took my tights off first. It was so cold, but his hands—
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She said I'd better not make her unhappy because I oughta know that she's never unhappy alone.

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I think she might cry. In her way, she is.

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Sometimes you stand under the hot gush for so long, looking at your body, counting every bruise. Touching every tender place. Watching the swirl at your feet, the glitter spinning. Like a mermaid shedding her scales.
You're really just trying to get your heart to slow down.
You think, This is my body, and I can make it do things. I can make it spin, flip, fly.
After, you stand in front of the steaming mirror, the fuchsia streaks gone, the lashes unsparkled. And it's just you there, and you look like no one you've ever seen before. You don't look like anybody at all.

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Bobby pins crunching under my feet, I walk through, surveying the damaged girlness.

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This sensible, sensible girl. A girl who knew how to protect herself. Never a daredevil, never stunting without a safety mat, without spotters. A girl for whom instability was the ultimate enemy. Who'd never known divorce or slamming doors or slamming fists. A girl whose home was a peaceful sanctum, even the basement padded. A life that had to be made safe because of the risks she put her body through. She was the most dangerous thing in her own life. Her body, the only dangerous thing.

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Since then, he could only ever think about his sister, one wall away. And how he hoped Deenie never did things like this. With guys like him.

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Sometimes it felt like parenting amounted to a series of questionable decisions, one after another.

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But she became Gabby's friend in that way that can happen, because the girl with the cool boots always finds the girl with the occasional slash of pink in her hair. The two of them like a pair of exotic birds dipping over the school's water fountains-you knew they would find each other.

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Then I thought maybe she did know but didn't want to look at it. Maybe she did know but there's all kinds of lies you tell yourself when you want to.

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