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Far from the Tree

Robin Benway

Top 10 Best Quotes

“The older she got, the more human her parents seemed, and that was one of the scariest things in the world. She missed being little, when they were the all-knowing gods of her world, but at the same time, seeing them as human made it easier to see herself that way, too.”

“That’s what parents do. They catch you before you fall. That’s what family is.”

“Don't you get it? That's what happens when you love someone: they're brave when you can't be! I can be brave--for you, for both of us!”

“It took us fifteen years to find each other, but we still did! And sometimes, family hurts each other. But after that's done you bandage each other up, and you move on. Together. You've got us now, like it or not, and we've got you.”

“Content in the knowledge that no matter what happened with your parents, or your girlfriend, that your siblings will still be there, like a bookend that keeps you upright when you feel like toppling over.”

“words could shatter harder than a glass breaking against a wall, hurt more than a fist plowing through teeth.”

“nothing was worse than someone wanting you to talk when the words you needed to say hadn’t even been invented yet.”

“Maya was crying and she couldn't say anything, not because she didn't know what to say, but because there was too much of it.”

“He thought it was ironic that everyone was trying so hard to leave home, when all he wanted to do was stay in one.”

“But the truth was far deeper. The truth was every single color in a rainbow spectrum, and Maya didn’t have the words to say what she felt. So she didn’t say anything. It was just easier that way.”

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