“Lewis’ back was against the door, the laughing was thunderous now”
“Everly did not like the cold. She found it dispassionate and void of life. Everly hated even more that it froze over her handsome beaches and left chips in the waves that she adored so much.”
“Amidst the ashes, our ark remains!”
"She wears pigtails because if she doesn’t tie up her loose threads, she might explode."
“Fay tries to keep watch of the mosquito but Jacob begins moving closer, blocking her peripheral vision.”
“The honeysuckle bush growing next to our old bus stop was the highlight of the spring.”
“You’re beautiful,” I repeat to her. And she is. (Most of her.)
“Can this story wait?”
“Yet he just stood there, unmoving, staring at the broken pottery.”
"Only a miracle would bring glittering candles to my window for Chanukkah, 1936."
“I think of the person on the other side of the door, with the pounding fists.”
“Imagine the expressions on her friends’ and family’s faces when she brought home the princess, after the summer was through.”