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Quote #10

"The only reason I've been hanging around this dump is to try to get you to come back," Shay said, then lowered her voice. "You know, it's my fault you're not already pretty. I messed up everything by running away. I owe you." (50.17)

All this time we've been beating up on Tally for betraying Shay, but Shay nicely reminds us of our first quote and how the issue of betrayal goes both ways: Tally betrayed Shay by helping Special Circumstances, but Tally only got caught up with Special Circumstances because Shay ran away. Neither meant to screw up the other's life, but they did. So everyone's wrong in this book, and maybe the sequel will be happier. (It would have to be, wouldn't it?)

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