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Melinda Sordino Quotes

17 of the best book quotes from Melinda Sordino
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“It is easier not to say anything. Shut your trap, button your lip, can it. All that crap you hear on TV about communication and expressing feelings is a lie. Nobody really wants to hear what you have to say.”
Laurie Halse Anderson
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Melinda Sordino
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“I open up a paper clip and scratch it across the inside of my left wrist. Pitiful. If a suicide attempt is a cry for help, then what is this? A whimper, a peep? I draw little windowcracks of blood, etching line after line until it stops hurting. It looks like I arm-wrestled a rosebush.”
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“I close my eyes, this is what I’ve been dreading. As we leave the last stop, I am the only person sitting alone.”
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“You don’t like anything. You are the most depressed person I’ve ever met, and excuse me for saying this, but you are no fun to be around and I think you need professional help.”
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“I want to confess everything, to hand over the guilt and mistake and anger to someone else.”
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“I see a few friends - people I used to think were my friends - but they look away.”
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“I don’t want to be cool. I want to grab her by the neck and shake her and scream at her to stop treating me like dirt. She didn’t even bother to find out the truth – what kind of friend is that?”
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“We fall into clans: Jocks, Country Clubbers, Idiot Savants, Cheerleaders, Human Waste, Eurotrash, Future Fascists of America, Big Hair Chix, the Marthas, Suffering Artists, Thespians, Goths, Shredders. I am clanless.”
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“It wasn’t my fault. He hurt me. It wasn’t my fault. And I’m not going to let it kill me. I can grow.”
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“They swallow her whole and she never looks back at me. Not once.”
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“He says a million things without saying a word. I make a note to study David Petrakis. I have never heard a more eloquent silence.”
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“I’m sure I was a huge disappointment. I’m not pretty or smart or athletic. I’m just like them - an ordinary drone dressed in secrets and lies.”
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“You’re a good kid. I think you have a lot to say. I’d like to hear it.”
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“This closet is abandoned - it has no purpose, no name. It is the perfect place for me.”
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“I don’t know where you picked up that slacker attitude, but you certainly didn’t learn it at home. Probably from the bad influences up here.”
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“There is a beast in my gut, I can hear it scraping away at my ribs. Even if I dump the memory, it will stay with me, staining me.”
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“Deprived of Victim, Mom and Dad holler at each other. I turn up the music to drown out the noise.”

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