Or maybe when they do the operation – when they grind and stretch your bones to the right shape, peel off your face and rub all your skin away, and stick in plastic cheekbones so you look like everybody else – maybe after going through all that you just aren’t very interesting anymore.

You and David could both be right. Maybe human beings are programmed … to help one another, even to fall in love. But just because it’s human nature doesn’t make it bad, Tally. Besides, we had a whole city of pretties to choose from, and we chose each other.”-Zane

The opening chapter was the book’s unique selling point, the singular idea that had carried Darcy through last November, and Coleman had just come up with it off the top of his head.

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