Circle of Friends Quotes

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Nan pealed with laughter. 'You're marvelous, Eve,' she said. ' I'm so glad I'm your friend. I'd really hate to be your enemy.
-- Nan (Chapter 12 paragraph 13)

Importance: This casual remark foreshadows the bitterness that eventually occurs between Nan and Eve, along with its consequences

Slowly Benny got off her bed and went over to the mirror on the wardrobe to see if her face looked as red and tearstained as she feared. She saw the chunky figure of a child in vest and knickers, neck red from scrubbing, eyes red from weeping. She was not a person that anyone would ever dream of putting in a pink velvet dress and little pumps with pointed toes.
-- Narrator (Chapter 1 paragraph 12)

Importance: This shows that Benny's body issues began at an early age, causing her to feel that her size makes her different and less attractive than others.

Suddenly Eve grasped her hand. Someday, when I'm big and strong, I'll...
-- Eve (Chapter 1 paragraph 10)

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