Feeling like she does not fit in with the other members of her family, who are all thin, brilliant, and good-looking, fifteen-year-old Virginia tries to deal with her self-image, her first physical relationship, and her disillusionment with some of the people closest to her.
“‘When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”
“I think people can choose to be victims or they can choose to be empowered and to carry on. That’s what I want. To be empowered.”Annie
I’m tired of always hiding what’s going on and acting like things are OK even when they aren’t.Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
‘When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.’”Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
Diet Tip #1: Whenever you’re hungry, chug a bottle of Poland Spring to fill your stomach.Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
Dad and I both love the Yankees, though for different reasons. He wants to see them make it to the World Series. I want to bear their children.Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
Diet Tip #2: Allow each bite to linger in your mouth for as long as humanly possible.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
The Red Tent, which is about biblical stories retold from the perspective of women.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
Diet Tip #3: If you feel the need to feed, grab some polish; by the time your nails have dried, the craving will have subsided.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
Diet Tip #4: Find creative ways to exercise undesirable body parts.Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
I think people can choose to be victims or they can choose to be empowered and to carry on. That’s what I want. To be empowered.”Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
“I thought at last that it was time to roll up the crumpled skin of the day, with its arguments and its impressions and its anger and its laughter, and cast it into the hedge.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
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