I absolutely love the feeling of a new start, like blank pages in a notebook waiting to be filled. The clock ticks down to midnight on New Year’s Eve, Auld Lang Syne plays and everything feels brand new again. For those first couple weeks of the sparkling new year, it feels like anything is possible.
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What can I do? I can go back and place all the pictures I have left of my life and I can put them together. I can put them together in a book and so when Sarah is old she can take the book and she will be able to see them again and remember.
What can I say about The Sarah Book by Scott McClanahan other than wow? I tend to get easily bored by anything vaguely non-fiction, but this one kept me captivated from the very first page. I was immediately hooked by the beautiful prose, which reads like a strange combination of stream of consciousness and poetry.
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It’s sixth period gym class. I’m in seventh grade, wearing awkward red gym shorts that fall to my knees and an oversized Nike t-shirt that looked a lot cooler on the rack when I begged my stepmom to buy it for me. My long hair is back in a frizzy ponytail pulled way too tight on my skull and I’m dreading the inevitable words that always begin my least favorite day of the week: “We’re playing dodgeball today.”
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