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Det blir två utdrag den här veckan, det första från sidan två, det andra fyrtio sidor senare:
Först ett om skolan, St. Sebastian:
It's like this. Girls just don't belong at St. Sebastian's. We belong in schools that are built especially for us, or in co-ed schools. St Sebastian's pretend it's co-ed by giving us our own toilet. The rest of the place is all male and I know what you're thinking if you're a girl. What a dream come true, right? Seven hundred and fifty boys and thirty girls? But the reality is that it's either like living in a fishbowl or like you don't exist.
Sen ett om mamman, Mia, och hur hennes sjukdom påverkar familjen:
My dad takes Luca and me to Bar Italia in Leichhardt. We almost get Mia out the door, but by the time we're leaving, she's already gone back to her bedroom, leaving the three of us with no desire for anything. We go anyway, pretending that it's no big deal. Pretending that it's normal for my dad, Luca, and me to go for gelato on our own. But it's not normal. Nothing about our lives, at the moment, is normal.
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