The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn AcademyBook - 2014
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2014.
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If you have ever wondered what it's like to be me, or a teenager, or a human, that does a pretty nice job of explaining it. The tremulous fusion between self-trust and self-doubt.
"Yes!" said BradLee
It was rare that I exacted an exclamation point from a teacher. They used a lot of ellipses when talking to me: "yeah but . . ." or "okay . . . " Elizabeth gave me an air-five from across the room.
I wanted to call her a bitch. I almost did. But I couldn't get the word out. I started wondering whether that'd be sexist, and then I started thinking about how many thoughts could squeeze into the tiniest pause between words, and then I started thinking that now I was thinking about my thoughts, and also thinking about the fact that I was thinking about my thoughts, and how that could go on forever, as if my first thought had been placed between two mirrors and now there was an infinite, recursive series of thoughts. And then I thought about how everyone else probably thought about thoughts too, and how there were so many thoughts out there, an oppressive consciousness ladled over the globe like a thick, congealing sauce.
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