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"It's been almost 6 years since my 1st read of this gem. I've been craving a re-read for years, and now is the time. I'm reading it more slowly than I'd like, just because some lines are re-triggering me LOL" Jan 21, 2019 02:59AM

 
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It hurts to admit that my world was once shaped by the beliefs of others—but that is my reality, that is my truth.
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