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Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
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Jan 28, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: novel
Read in January, 2012

Favorite lines:
"Most important thing in life is learning how to fall" (21).
"If you want to be reminded of the love of the Lord, Mom always said, just watch the sunrise. And if you want to be reminded of the wrath of the Lord, Dad said, watch a tornado" (26).
"History gets written by the winners, and when the crooks win, you get crooked history" (36).
"I wanted to get across the idea that the world was a dangerous place and life was unpredictable and you had to be smart, focused, and determined to make it through. You had to be willing to work hard and persevere in the face of misfortune. A lot of people, even those born with brains and beauty, didn't have what it took to knuckle down and get the thing done" (145).
"You ride, you got to know how to fall, and you drive, you got to know how to crash" (175).

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