44. That one of the “realest” moments conjured up by M. Seles during the course of the narrative comes totally out of nowhere in Book 2, when Maya calls home and talks to her dad, and he says he’s fine, only she can tell by his voice that he’s hurt his back again, and she knows this will knock the wind out of his struggling lawn-mowing business, and she’s suddenly desperately worried about making money.
45. That the first time you read it, this scene maybe almost made you cry a little bit, because the heart does not keep to a clock.
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