Walk Two Moons
"Just okay?" Mrs. Winterbottom suddenly leaned over and kissed Phoebe's cheek.
"I'm not a baby, you know," Phoebe said, wiping off the kiss. (17.8-9)
I thought she might change her mind, or at least tell me when she was leaving. But she did neither of those things. She left me a letter which explained that if she said good-bye, it would be too terribly painful and it would sound too permanent. She wanted me to know that she would think of me every minute and that she would be back before the tulips bloomed. (18.17)
He took my hand and stared at it for the longest time. His own hand was soft and warm. Mine was sweating like crazy. He was saying, "Hm" and tracing the lines of my palm with his finger. It gave me the shivers, but not in an entirely unpleasant way. The sun was beating down on us, and I thought it might be nice to stay there forever with him just running his finger along my palm like that. (20.17)