'We both know that our secret friendship can take place only in public". "Every friday our school has a half day for professional development, and today Aman and I shuffle to the smoke park nearby." (95) So they both went to the smoke park.
After some days,"Aman and I exchanged numbers to talk about lab work but when I leave Mass I'm surprised to see he's messaged me." (102)
"Aman and I don't really talk about our families like that." But I feel like I said too much about Papi. And now I want to know more about Aman's family." (113)
Xiomara expressed her love for Aman."Later, when I walk into confirmation class I know I'm wearing Aman's kiss like a bright red sweater." "Anyone who looks at me will know I know what it means to want. In that way. Because I didn't want to stop kissing. And we didn't." (149)
"X:Hey,so, would you be really mad if I didn't go with you and Twin to the movies-- C:Is this about the boy? X:Kinda...I'm telling my mother I'm hanging out with you. I'll be home at the same time as you both." (161)
"There be no clean in men's hands.Even when the dirt has been scrubbed from beneath nails, when the soap scent from them suspends in the air-- there be sins there.There washed hands know how to make a dishrag of your spine, wring your neck. (207)