Walk Two Moons
I prayed that we would not be in an accident (I was terrified of cars and buses) and that we would get there by my mother's birthday – seven days away – and that we would bring her home. (2.10)
I, Salamanca Tree Hiddle, was afraid of lots of things. For example, I was terrified of car accidents, death, cancer, brain tumors, nuclear war, pregnant women, loud noises, strict teachers, elevators, and scads of other things. (3.19)
"Her name is Mrs. Cadaver, right? Have you ever wondered what happened to Mr. Cadaver?"
"I never really thought about – "
"Well, I think I know," Phoebe said, "and it is awful, purely awful." (4.57)