"when you're eleven, you're also ten, and nine, and eight,...And when you are wake up on your eleven birthday you expected to feel eleven"
"you dont feel smart eleven, not until you're almost twelve. That's the way it is"()
"whose? It's been sitting in the coatroom for a month"
Sylvia Saldivar was confuse about her 11 birthday because she didn't felt prepare to deal the word, Sylvia didn't felt the mature level to 11 years
Sylvia wanted to grow really fasted and be mature enough so she can deal any obstacle in her life and don't felt immune
"the part of me that's three wants to come out of my eyes"(15) Sylvia experimented facts from her life when she wanted had 102 to be experience to know what her have to do in that time
"I want today to be far away already, far away like a runaway balloon, like a tiny o in the sky, so tiny-tiny you have to close your eyes to see it"
"Today I'm eleven. There's a cake Mama's making for tonight and when Papa comes home from work we'll eat it. there'll be candles and presents and everyone will sing Happy birthday" When Sylvia was in her school she only thought about night white her parent and birthday cake but her thought diverted when Sylvia remember her teacher white that sweater in her hand in that moment Sylvia just wanted have 102 years to could solve her problems
"When Mrs. Price put the sweater on my desk, finally lets go, and all of a sudden I'm crying in front of everyone. I wish I was invisible but I'm not" when you are in a embarrassing moment you just want disappear or maybe be more old than now to support things like that be mature that's Sylvia wanted
Sylvia was frustrate from her teacher problem and didn't felt mature to control her life but she knew was most important took her time to be happy and not overtake just enjoy that you have