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Did you know half of these books you picked have been made into movies? The reason is because movies are better and people who are reading books are always thinking, ‘God, this would be so much better if it were just not a book.’”
-- Narrator - Cori (Prologue)

Importance: Amy struggles to connect with her daughter Cori, who does not enjoy reading. Amy provides Cori with a list of books that she hopes will spark Cori’s interest in reading but Cori only focuses on the idea that all of the books her mother suggests have been made into movies. Cori argues this is because movies are better than books.

Except there he is. My husband of eighteen years. Last seen three years ago, when my daughter was twelve and my son eight, and he packed up one roll-aboard carry-on-size suitcase with shirts I’d ironed and ties I’d picked out and a change...
-- Narrator (Chapter 1)

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