I love Ada! She has been raised by a mother who has never said a kind word to her or given her one ounce of love, yet she perserves and overcomes in a way that is truly inspiring! She overcomes ignorance to build a love for words and reading that is astounding!
"Stupid. Simple. Educable. Thoughtful. All just words." (90)
"Jamie got in trouble for kicking the pews (in church). That was what the benches were called. Pews. Jamie thought it was a funny word. The whole next week he held his nose and said, "Pew!" every time he sat down." (158)
"'Christmas trees," Susan said. "remind us that God is like an evergreen- even in winter, never dead.'"
"Winston Churchill called it England's "finest hour." It was hard, listening to him on the radio, safely at home with Jamie once again, to think that there had been anything fine about the shiploads of desperate and dying men...In battle I had won." (258)
"' So now we're even," I said." (316)