Macon looked distressingly like my father when he came into my room when I was in fifth grade to explain the birds and the bees.
Aunt Mercy put down her tiles, one at a time. I-T-C-H-I-N. Aunt Grace leaned closer to the board, squinting. "Mercy Lynne, you´re cheatin´ again! What kinda word is that? Use it in a sentence."
"I´m itchin´ ta have some a that white cake."
"That´s not how you spell it."
At least one of them could spell.
Aunt Grace pulled one of the tile off the board.
"There´s no T in itchin´."
En herlig bok som fikk meg til å lukke boken med en tilfreds følelse. Så utrolig mange gode poeng og morsomme uttalelser. Vidunderlig skrevet av to fantastiske forfattere.
"You´ve never been to Thanksgiving at my house."
"I´ve never been to Thanksgiving at anyone´s house. Casters don´t celebrate Thanksgiving. It´s a Mortal holiday."
"Are you kidding? No turkey? No pumpkin pie?"
"You didn´t eat much today, did you?"
"Then you´ll be okay."
"I don´t know how you girls wear all this junk all over your face. It itches like hell."
Lena made a face. She almost never wore makeup; she didn´t have to. "You know, it´s not like we all sign a contract with Maybelline when we turn thirteen."
"I might as well be a monkey as a man, for all the good it does me at Greenbrier. Though merely mortal, my heart breaks with such pain at the thought of spending the rest of my life without you, Genevieve."
There was obviously some kind of loophole that had allowed Ridley to get inside. One of the wires in the Caster security system had blown a fuse.
"Who´s going to lie about something as creepy as that?"
"Have you met my family?"
She was wearing a purple T-shirt, with a skinny black dress over it that made you remember how much of a girl she was, and trashed black boots that made you forget.
This house was ridiculous. It made the White House look like a backwoods shack.
"I suppose I am a snob. I loathe townspeople. They have small minds and giant backsides. Which is to say, what they lack in interiors, they make up in posteriors. They´re junk food. Fatty, but ultimately, terribly unsatisfying." He smiled, but it wasn´t a friendly smile.
Ethan Wate! Are you listenin´ to me? You better get yourself down here yesterday, or you won´t be havin´ breakfast again this week.
Aunt Grace motioned towards the garage door. "Ethan, you be a good boy and pull the Cadillac around, ya hear. We just have ta put on our faces."
Yeah, that would get me out of trouble, around the same time the sun exploded and the solar system died.
"Look, there´s something going on here. The dreams, the song, the smell, and now the locket. It´s like we´re supposed to be friends."
"Did you just say, the smell?" She looked horrified. "In the same sentence as friends?"
"Technically, I think it was a different sentence."
"They bother me. And that´s why I´m stupid. That makes me exponentially more stupid than stupid. I´m stupid to the power of stupid."
"That´s the stupidest thing I´ve ever heard."
Just as I Iay back, she sat up. I sat up, and she flopped back down. Awkward.
I took a breath and vaulted up the rest of the stairs, two at a time. Figured I increased my odds of not falling through them by fifty percent if I only landed on half of them.
(...) the house was leaning over like an arthritic, old woman.
Thick ivy grew so densely over the exterior walls that in some places it was impossible to see the windows underneath. As if the grounds had swallowed up the house itself, trying to take it back down into the very dirt it had been built upon.