This One Summer Quotes

Mariko Tamaki
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Awago Beach is this place where my family goes every summer. Ever since like… forever.
-- Rose (Section 1, Pages 6-8 paragraph 1)

Importance: As the novel begins, Rose explains the context for the events to come. Awago Beach trips during the summer are a Wallace family tradition. It is during these trips that Rose spends time with her best summer friend, Windy.

Why bother coming up here if all you want is to get as far away from us as possible?
-- Evan (Section 2, Page 100 paragraph 4)

Importance: As Rose and her family settle into their cottage, arguments break out between her parents. Alice continues to reject all forms of intimacy, romantic, emotional, and sexual. Evan has finally had enough, and confronts her, asking her why she has bothered to come if she is trying to keep her distance from them. It is a fair question to ask, but one which there is no truly easy answer.

So. Last summer she stopped. Trying or whatever...
-- Rose (Section 2, Pages 109-110 paragraph 6)

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