Chapter 2 page 15 "He slapped me hard across the face. I covered my eyes with my hands and waited for him to strike me again. Instead, I felt squirm against me , and then I saw him taking his pants down."
No, sir no thank you
You want a ride girl? I got candy in the car. Lots of candy.
Chapter 13 Pg 155 "For nine Christmases now I've prayed he would be with us. Maybe it's not gonna happen."
Dear diary, Its Christmas eve and papa's not coming home to stay.
Chapter 7 Pg 74 "Next thing, you'll want to marry one of our children."
Am I going to get married?
YOU CANT GET A BOYFRIEND YOU CANT GET MARRIED!!
Melba came back from school and then a guy walks up to her forcing her if she needs a ride home.
Melba writes on her diary that her Papa isn't going to Christmas, and she wishes she wants a new stepfather.
A woman said to Melba that she'll want to marry one of her children's, but when she thought about grandma she think that grandma will get mad at her.