| Quote #1
This was our common ground, the secret we shared but never spoke aloud. (2.20)
If they both know what's going on, why don't they just say something? Easier said than done, Shmoopers. P.S. Is it just us, or does Macy do this a lot: assuming she knows what other people think? Where else does this crop up?
| Quote #2
As I did every time she asked this, I wished I could answer her honestly. (3.51)
When you're stuck in a rut, every repetition makes it harder and harder to change. Here, Macy's fear of pain and grief is still stronger than her desire for healing and an open relationship with her mom.
| Quote #3
I watched my mother's face as she heard this, the way, despite her best efforts, she reacted to the various breaches of the conduct we'd long ago agreed on concerning my father and how he was mentioned. (6.87)
Is Macy talking about actual rules here, or are these the unspoken type of rules?