The House We Grew Up In Quotes

Lisa Jewell
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Sometimes when she looked at her little sister she felt overcome with love. Her worst enemy and her best friend.”
-- Narrator (chapter 1 paragraph 34)

Importance: This quote introduces the relationship between Meg and Beth and foreshadows the rift in their relationship and their ability to return to each other.

Megan didn’t know what to make of him. Sometimes she wished he’s never been born.”
-- Narrator (chapter 1 paragraph 50)

Importance: The quote gives an honest look at how Meg related, and sometimes didn't relate, to her brother. It’s a problem that she’d prefer to be able to just get rid of, which is how she views her mother’s problem with hoarding.

They both turned to look at the place where the windows had been. But it was hard to place them, behind the wall of things. It was disorienting. The house no longer made any sense.”
-- Narrator (chapter 1 paragraph 151)

Importance: The quote demonstrates how Lorelei's hoarding became extreme. There was...

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