"Is he teaching her to write?" 187 jealousy
"Is there a safe place anywhere in this Borough? In this City, this Province, this world?" 189
"He rarely makes eye contact with us, choosing instead to look past us" "I don't know wether he intends to make us feel at ease or uncomfortable. So far he's doing the latter." 190 officials are an unnecessary presence
"My father sometimes bends the rules for those he loves." 191 so does Cassia
"my portions seem to be smaller lately." 193
"I have to stop thinking about Ky." 194
"It's not the same when you're being watched." 195 Xander and Cassia feel uncomfortable around the officials and cannot show affection because they are always being watched
"Because I read things I shouldn't read and learn things I'm not meant to know and I might be falling in love with someone else." 195 she is paranoid of the officials catching her
"Is falling in love with someone's story the same thing as falling in love with the person himself?" 196
"Ky is already an Aberration. If they find out he has an artifact, will he become an Anomaly?" 199
"how can I let them take the last piece of his old life?" 200 - why did Ky need a compass in his old life? what does it symbolize?
"What I risk has a limit. I won't risk Bram." 203
"But there are words in our heads that no one knows. And my grandfather died on his terms, not yours. We have things of value but you can never find them because you don't even know how to look." 205 officials think there is nothing of value in their home -no material value
"When it rains I remember" 207
"How does he know?" 211 Ky sees everything
"It's good to see you jealous once in a while." 213
"I've been watching people for a very long time." 213
"part of me worried that she would stay away forever." 217 -doesn't trust the officials, thinks they might take away her mom
"Her face looks pale and tired." 218
"Maybe he because he couldn't stand to see the pain in our faces and remember that he had caused the same pain in others." 219
"I relax and let my thoughts go where they want, which is to Ky." 220
"I realize that I do not know anything about loss." 221 -overprotected by Society
"His parents died. He saw it happen. Death came from the sky, and that's what he remembers. Every time it rains." 223
"Is there a trace of challenge in Xander's voice?" 224 -maybe senses something bad about Ky
"Ky loses the games on purpose." 226
"He knows the officials watch us. He knows they're looking for people who can play well." 227 -why does Ky avoid attention from the officials? he seems smarter than others
"He knows exactly how to play, and that's why he loses every time."
"Sundays are for work" 231
"I realize that in seeing the missing tablet, I haven't seen an example of her weakness but an example of her strength." 233 admiration for her mother
"His face tightens. 'I have to.'" 237
"I'm falling in love. I am in love. And it's not with Xander, although I do love him. I'm sure of that, as sure as I am of the fact that what I feel for Ky is something different." 238
"wish for the fall of the Society and its systems" 238
"I cannot go gently now." 241 -what does that mean
"Would you say next that people should be able to choose how many children they have, and where they want to live? Or when they want to die?" 246
"that was a mistake. Another one it seems." 247
"You haven't committed an infraction, Cassia. Yet." 247
"they are giving us pieces of a real life instead of the whole thing." "I don't want my life to be samples and scraps. A taste of everything but a meal of nothing." 249
important paragraph on 249 about freedom
"they were too much to carry so I left them behind" 250 Ky couldn't carry the burden
"He's coloured his hands red" 250 red-handed=guilty
"His parent's blood on his hands from all those years ago, even though he did not kill them." 250 - he could have killed them; reason for why he's an abberation; he is smart and would've been able to cover up
"The hands of the officials are red, too." 250 - are they guilty too?
"My official. She came for him too." 250 - what is the connection between Cassia, Ky, and this official?
"They're not growing uniformly." 252 - another example of equality in the society
"It's a warning." 253
"It's a warning for me." 254 - did she do something on her trip?
"I don't think the warning is for my mother." 254 - foreshadow?
"I let myself imagine futures than can never be, the two of us together." 259
"now I live in his story. Now I am part of his, and he of mine, and the part we write together sometimes feels like the only part that matters." 266
"What happened when the Officials took him away and the sun was red and low in the sky?" 266
Archivists 267
"No one here wants to know anything about the past." 269
"She's not real. It's generated. The perfect voice. Like all of the singers, in all of the songs." 270
reality of the other provinces 274
"I love you." 275
"Why are some things easier to write than say?" 275

 


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