* Ruthie didn't see the fist coming toward her face until it was too late; she is nineteen and a good girl in her small town.
* She'd met Hayden three weeks before and she'd brought him home with her that night; Hayden tells Ruthie to get over in the car, her new car, so that he can drive.
* She shoves the door open and tumbles out, hurrying toward her apartment, hoping to lock herself inside, but Hayden manages to get part of his body in before she can lock the door; Hayden tells her that she is his, along with everything she owns.
* Higgs writes that few women have the ambition to be a bad girl, but sometimes she stares back at us from the mirror.
* Badness can be dramatic, but it doesn't have to be; sometimes it's just a small action or word, coming from...
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