| Quote #10
Winnie blocked the picture from her mind, the horror that would prove the secret. Instead, she turned her thoughts to Jesse. When she was seventeen—would she? If it was true, would she? And if she did, would she be sorry afterwards? Tuck had said, "It's something you don't find out how you feel until afterwards." (23.9)
Winnie is definitely keeping her mind open to all sorts of possibilities. But she always comes back to the consequences (smart girl). We don't know about you, but consequences always give us second thoughts.