That Granny Torrelli. Me, I always want to do things for Bailey because he can’t see, things I think are too hard for him, like cracking the eggs. But Granny Torrelli is showing me that Bailey doesn’t need so much help, that I should quit being such a take-charge Rosie.
I would very much like to know why my mother named me ‘Enola’, which, backwards, spells alone.
–The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
There are many mysteries I have never solved, and the hair of my chaperone is perhaps my most curious unsolved case.
–When Did You See Her Last by Lemony Snicket
They were always saying encouraging stuff to her one-on-one. But whenever her mom or dad talked to her directly, it felt sort of like a coach giving a pep talk. To a losing team.
–About Average by Andrew Clements
Henry was happy to be going someplace, even just to the service station, with his father. He always had a grown-up, man-to-man feeling when they were alone together. He wished his father had time to take him places more often.
-Henry and Ribsy by Beverly Cleary
I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.
–Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Cookies, hamburgers, pizzas, doughnuts, cupcakes, apples—you name it, all the good stuff is round.