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Shrinking Violet

Danielle Joseph

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Helen Sustained many falls throughout her life. But as you can see, she steps right up and keeps on going. Falling to her is as natural as sneezing to us”

“Cake is for the weak,” Mom always says. Funny, I thought it was for birthdays.”

“I mean it. I know Stacy thinks just because you're shy, she can step all over you, but that's B.S.”

“When we first moved to Miami, I tossed and turned half the night. After about the third night of me waking up bleary-eyed, Mom bought me a hot pink radio and told me to let the music help me fall asleep. After the first night, I was hooked. The radio really gave me peace and settled my worries about being in a new city, having to make new friends.”

“The only good thing about Mom marrying Rob Fandango, radio bigwig, is that he owns a top-40 station. But while he whisks Mom off to celebrity-wannabe parties every weekend, I’m holed up in my room, downloading all the latest tunes on my iPod and scanning the dial for the next overnight sensation.”

“The Love Shack won’t be the same without you,” Rob says. “I have no clue who to replace you with.” Me! I want to shout. I can do the show blindfolded! But instead, I stand there deader than a stuffed moose.”

“Might as well admit it: I’m shy. Not the kind where you blush when someone compliments you, but the kind that results in feelings of nausea when meeting new people.”

“I’m only trying to help you,” Mom adds some sugar to her voice. Then why does it always end up about you?”

“I’m glad this is my last year of high school. If I can help it, I won’t sign up for any college classes that start before noon. Luckily, I got in early decision at the University of Miami and avoided the whole college search hassle. So many people at school have been freaking out for months about whether they’ll get into any of their top choices. My top choice was to get out of the house. Come August, I’ll no longer have Mom breathing down my neck all the time.”

“I slide off my favorite jeans and black Rapfest tee and peer into my closet, searching for the best Pamela Oberlong outfit. Why we have to impress the Mary Kay lady every time she comes is beyond me.”

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Book Keywords:

humor, fall, cake, hellen-keller, sweet-t, shrinking-violet, gavin, danielle-joseph, perseverance, tere

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