ENDLESS LIST OF FAVORITE CHARACTERS (9/∞)
Some mornings, she’d wake and vow, Today, I will get it right. I won’t be such an awful mess of a girl. I won’t lose my temper or make unkind remarks. I won’t go too far with a joke and feel the room go quiet with disapproval. I’ll be good and kind and sensible and patient. The sort everyone loves . But by evening, her good intentions would have unraveled. She’d say the wrong thing or talk a little too loudly. She’d take a dare she shouldn’t, just to be noticed. Perhaps Mabel was right, and she was selfish. But what was the point of living so quietly you made no noise at all? “Oh, Evie, you’re too much,” people said, and it wasn’t complimentary. Yes, she was too much. She felt like too much inside all the time. So why wasn’t she ever enough?
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Her father kissed her lightly on the forehead and, with a final
admonishment to the porter, drove away. As the Lincoln shrank to
a point down the road, Evie felt a pang of sadness, and something
else. Dread. That was the word. Some unknowable, unnameable
fear. She’d been feeling it for months, ever since the dreams began.
“Man, I got those heebie jeebie blues,” Evie said softly and
| Libba Bray The Diviners
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