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342 pages, Hardcover
First published April 9, 2019
“At home, every time I lost my temper, things got worse. When Poppa lost his temper, things broke. If you can’t control your temper, Eleanor, you’ll be just like him. Momma had said this so many times.”
“I’d never thought about magic as an agreement before. It made an uncomfortable kind of sense. Even a small magic that anyone could do needed someone on each side: someone to cast the spell and someone to believe in it.”
“What could I ask her? Did you ever battle nightmares? Ever try to keep dreams from leaking through to reality?”
"You promised," Momma whispered to me. "But that's never enough."
Pendra stuck her tongue out at me, then flipped her retainer in her mouth the way she did sometimes when she was thinking. I envied the trick, even if it was a little gross.This is by design, I'm sure, since we're being told the story from Eleanor's viewpoint.