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Anatomy of a Misfit

Andrea Portes

Top 10 Best Quotes

“It's one of those dumb days where nothing's really wrong but nothing's really right either and the sky can't even choose to be white or gray.”

“Ceaseless. Almost too much for this small frame. You make me part of the sky.”

“I look like vanilla pudding so nobody knows that on the inside I am spider soup.”

“I don't know how to act around anybody.”

“But if I can keep my mind on these pages I don't have to care. I can make this all just go away. Poof. I can stay in this book and then this book gets to be real and everything else gets to be fake and who cares anyway.”

“I mean if there was any justice in the world you wouldn't even have to go to school during your period. You'd just stay home for five days and eat chocolate and cry.”

“You get one chance. You get to do this and that and you don't even know when it goes from swirling forward and around and around in circles to just a plain cold stop and nothing more. Can you believe it? All this time I've spent weighing this and weighing that, worrying about this and worrying about that, living back then and living forward, caring about so-and-so, too, but never living here, here, this moment here. Never even acknowledging that this moment even exists, and it hits me like a live volt through the chest.”

“You could waste your whole life worrying, you know that?”

“We tried to be all of the things ... we are not.”

“Just so you know. I fucking loved you. I fucking loved the daylights out of you.”

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Book Keywords:

high-school, humor, menstruation, identity, ya, gym-class, life, funny, inside-ourselves, lol, personality, periods, bad-days, life-lessons, haiku

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