Towers Falling Quotes

Jewell Parker Rhodes
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This is stupid. Sappy like syrup.
-- Deja (Chapter 4: Lunch paragraph 9)

Importance: Initially, Deja rejects the idea of the cultural map in the school hallway. She says it is sappy. Sabeen quips, "Better than sour." Periodically, the friends make reference to this conversation throughout the story. It was a defining moment in their early friendship.

A good woman has a clean house. Everything should be in its proper place.
-- Ma's ma (Chapter 7: Ruined Weekend paragraph 2)

Importance: This value drives Deja's mom, but it is difficult to live up to since the family of five is living out of boxes in a single room. Deja takes care of the younger kids while Ma works. Ma and Deja are too tired to do much more than what is necessary.

Sides, its not just about home, it's about the missing towers.
-- Deja (Chapter 7: Ruined Weekend paragraph 3)

Importance: This is the first time Deja informs her parents that her class is discussing the Twin Towers.. She has no idea how Pop will react...

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