"When your mom's skeezy 'business partners' hit on you when you're twelve, you learn fast. I'd been aware of male attention since before menarche."
Men·ar·che - /menˌärkē/, noun - the first occurrence of menstruation.
"You read things in romance novels like he made me melt, knowing this is physically impossible. Girls are not pats of butter. Yet my body was doing a damned fine imitation of I Can't Believe It's Not Girl, dissolving against the side of the house."
"Are you nervous?" he said.
That's another thing about lies: if you convince yourself they're true, they become true. A lie is a discrepancy of belief, not fact."
"I saw what he meant about the darkness. even in a campy vampire film full of mullets and feathered hair, there was an undertone of ugly, almost chthonic horror."
chthon·ic - /'THänik/, adjective - concerning, belonging to, or inhabiting the underworld.
This book is great so far! Tense and romantic but I have to stop reading. I read all night and celebrated my niece's fifth birthday today.
Being drunk helped me get through all those dishes but now...I'm gone.