Page 21 "his voice has been known to rise every so often. Sending my sisters and me scurrying for cover... But the year that Hector was born their fights grew more frequent and sputtered into our lives like water on a hot skillet."
You guys have to listen to me!
Page 82 "My mama and papa can feed us without your disgusting gringo imperialist food."
HE LEFT! WHAT!
Page 100"so that I had to bury my face in the pillow and cry until my head hurt"
Come on, spit it out, we aren't making you nervous are we
I forgot what I was going to say
Page 128 "You're supposed to obey me when Mami's not around. She left me in charge."
Page 190 "I couldn't believe it! I get home, and everything's gone. The house is locked. The windows are shuttered. There's no sign that anyone lives there. So I ask the neighbor, who tells me Pablo moved!"
Page 264 "But the moment I faced these three impeccably groomed women, I forgot my english and Mrs.Johnson's lessons on how to behave like a lady. In the agony of trying to answer their barely comprehensible questions, i jabbed my hands here and there, forming words with my fingers because the words refused to leave my mouth."