"Air clogged in his lungs and he thought he was just holding his breath, until he treid exhaling but couldn't, which meant he couldn't breath," (77).
"With or without Estrella's help, he committed himself to tearing the barn down. The money was essential to get home before home became so distant, he wouldn't be able to remember his way back," (83).
"Dirty face, fingernails lined with mud, her tennis shoes soiled, brown smears like coffee stains on her dress where she had cleaned her hands," (137).
"Estrella slammed the crowbar down on the desk, shattering the school pictures of the nurse's children, sending the pencils flying to the floor, and breaking the porcelain cat with a nurse's cap into pieces," (149).
"Estrella remained as immobile as an angel standing on the verge of faith," (176).
"The head of Jesucristo broke from His neck and when His eyes stared up at her like pools of dark ominous water, she felt a wave of anger swelling against her chest," (167).