Ten Quotes

Gretchen McNeil
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You're going to have fun this weekend even if it kills me."
-- Minnie (chapter 1)

Importance: Here the author pokes fun at the teen slasher novel by making a direct nod the deaths that will occur later. This line, as well as Meg's promise to herself a little later on to have "fun" with T.J., "Even if I die trying" (19) are darkly playful for a horror novel. At the same time, it operates as a larger metaphor for the repression of life. Meg does nearly "die" in order to have "fun" this weekend. As a result of her near death experience, she does go on a sort of thrilling adventure and is finally able to be with T.J.

Party equals fun. Woo hoo. Yay. Party.
-- Meg (chapter 13)

Importance: This is an early indication that Meg does not exactly fit in with her peers, who enjoy drinking, hooking up, and playing video games. Meg, on the...

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