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306 pages, Hardcover
First published January 7, 2020
Because I can’t sleep.
Because Memory can’t catch me if I keep a fast pace.
Because my parents’ door is closed, but Night can’t shut me out.
Because I’m not supposed to be out at this hour, especially after everything, especially all alone—and so it feels a little like power.
“What do you feel most nervous about?”
“Facing the truth, I guess.”
“The truth about . . .”
“What happened when I was taken.” I study her face, trying to figure out if she knows my story, if she saw it on the news or read it in the papers.
"We're all broken in some way, its part of that being human thing I was talking about before. The key is to learn how to carry your broken pieces as you move forward day by day."
"We've all carried our regret around like anchors, struggling not to drown."
"But no one found me. And I'm still searching for myself."
"To think I'd spent seventeen years in the spirited bubble that was my life...it took only seven months to pop that bubble. And to break that spirit."