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246 pages, Paperback
First published January 5, 2010
Hallowell High: You're either someone or your not.
He came here quiet — not shy, but removed, above it all. Like he just didn't care about us.
In high school, you don’t get to change. You only get to walk variations of the same lines everyone has already drawn for you.
“If I have to live with this, I don’t want it to be hard.”
“I push myself up on my elbows, my knees. Stand. Stand, Regina. It’s easy. Stand. You do it everyday.”
“A whole world exists outside of this hellhole.”
Elaine: (on boys giving wedgies) Boys are sick.There can be something so vicious and primal about the way young women torment and bully each other. It's tribal and unrelenting and it disturbs me to my very core because I have three young nieces, one of who is on the cusp of tweendom. And right now I can't decide what would be worse - to have them grow up to be the bullies? Or the bullied?
Jerry: What do girls do?
Elaine: We just tease someone 'til they develop an eating disorder.~Seinfeld