Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.
Sample Book Insights:
#1 I consider whether I can plot an escape between church services for some me time and sneak out to the movies. I decide I’ll make a game-time decision. I lean my elbows on the table, lower my head, and try to hold on to the quiet for as long as I can.
#2 I had to explain to Sydel that she was not allowed to go to a party with a new group of friends. She was furious, and said I was the worst mother in the world.
#3 I have given my daughter the Candy look, which is a reflex that I can’t control. It’s a look that my mother gave me whenever I crossed the line, and it comes out of me when my daughter says the sentence I consider my worst nightmare.
#4 I sit up straight, my back as erect as a dancer’s. I pause, and then I say, Sydel, based on what you just said, I want you to go upstairs and think about those words. Really think about them. And while you’re thinking about what you said to me, I want you to think about who you want to live with, instead of me.