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272 pages, Paperback
First published January 1, 2013
“He wanted to keep things in, and all I wanted to do was get out.” - ZoeWhat happens when someone can't overcome being abused as a child? What happens when a person doesn't learn how to control their emotions? Growing up with hate and anger, fear and resentment for themselves.
We gotta be hidden here in this new world we made. Just silence keeping all the shit of the real world away.
Before I knew escape, life was something to be endured, passively. Now I hunger for it.
Except running from the past is a hard thing.
We sit next to each other in the booth. Her leg presses against mine and I feel it in every bone of my body. I clear my throat and pick up the menu. Someday she’s gonna figure out what she does to me. Pretty soon I’m gonna let her know what she does to me.
I want it to be always like this. Cars in ditches and tickling and kissing in the weeds because we can’t help ourselves. I never want us to be able to help ourselves.
I always wonder about what she’s thinking, what she sees when she looks at me, how she feels when she’s with me. Her expressions and her actions don’t hide much, but I can’t help it. I want to know it all. Make sure I’m doing the right thing, saying the kind of stuff she needs to hear.
Our love like this, grown while we committed crimes—it's going to destroy us.
"WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT? SERIOUSLY? THAT'S HOW YOU CHOOSE TO END THE BOOK?"I couldn't think of a more terrible ending than that. What was the point of the whole book if everything just ends that way? it wasn't even heartbreaking. Just so frustrating.