| Quote #7
[Clary] recognized her mother instantly: Jocelyn, no more than seventeen or eighteen, her hair halfway down her back and her face a little rounder, the chin and mouth less defined. She looks like me, Clary thought dazedly. (11.96)
We wish this revelation would give Clary the self-confidence to realize that she, too, will age into an attractive woman once she's past her awkward teen years. We really wish she'd just get over her whole hang-up on appearance altogether, but at least this is a small step in the right direction.
| Quote #8
"Demon hunting and fashion," Clary said. "I never would have thought they went together." (11.224)
Here's something we can get behind—showing your strength and taking charge, now that's hot.
| Quote #9
[Simon] wasn't looking at [Clary's] backpack; he was looking at her legs as if he'd never seen them before. (11.228)
We wouldn't be surprised if Clary had a tomboy style, until she puts on one of Isabelle's dresses confirming that yes, she is a girl, and yes, she does have legs. This isn't going to help deter Simon's unrequited crush one bit. Poor guy.