| Quote #1
My father put his arms around her and they smooched and it was all tremendously romantic, and I started to turn away, but my mother caught my arm. She pulled me to her and said to me – though it was meant for my father, I think – "See? I'm almost as good as your father!" She said it in a shy way, laughing a little. I felt betrayed, but I didn't know why. (6.32)
Why does Sal's mother say this at this moment? Why does she catch Sal by the arm? Do Sal's parents remind you at all of the Finneys right here? Is there something darker going on?
| Quote #2
Did he actually kiss my collarbone? And if he did, why did he do that? Was the kiss supposed to land somewhere else, like on my mouth, for example? That was a chilling thought. Had I imagined it? Maybe he merely brushed against me as he was rolling off the bed. (9.19)
Sal and Ben. Sittin' in a tree. K-i-s-s-i-n-g. Kissing is really tricky and awkward at first for Sal and Ben, but that doesn't stop either of them from trying. A lot.
| Quote #3
I had an odd sensation, as if a little creature was crawling up my spine. It wasn't a horrible sensation, more light and tickly. I thought maybe he dropped something down my shirt. "Let go!" I said, and finally he did. (11.29)
Sal's whole entire body reacts and responds whenever she's around Ben Finney. Her senses get super sharp, which makes for some fun descriptions.