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The Evolution of Mara Dyer • Michelle Hodkin

“She’s possessed,” Daniel said knowingly. “I like it. She’ll get worse before she gets better - if she gets better. Lots of conflict, and you can hit all the genre tropes. Good way to deal with the superhero-slash-supervillain issue too.”

“My brother cleared his throat. “I wish she knew that I think she is the most hilarious person on Earth. And that whenever she’s not home, I feel like I’m missing my partner in crime.”
My throat tightened. Do not cry. Do not cry.
“I wish she knew that she’s really Mom’s favorite–" 
I shook my head here.
”–the princess she always wanted. That Mom used to dress her up like a little doll and parade her around like Mara was her greatest achievement. I wish Mara knew that I never minded, because she’s my favorite too.” -The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Daniel's list of things he wanted Mara to know..

“I wish Mara knew that I’m jealous of her.”

“I wish she knew that I think she’s the most hilarious person on Earth. And that whenever she’s not home, I feel like I’m missing my partner in crime.”

“I wish that she knew that she's really mom’s favorite- the princess she always wanted. That mom used to dress her up like a little doll and parade her around like Mara was her greatest achievement. I wish Mara knew that I never minded, because she’s my favorite too.”

“I wish she knew that I’ve always had acquaintances instead of friends because I’ve spent every second I’m not in school studying or practicing piano. I wish she knew that she is literally as smart as I am–her IQ is ONE POINT lower”…“Mom had us tested. And that she could get the same grades if she weren’t so lazy.”

“I wish she knew that I am really proud of her, and that I always will be, no matter what.”

“My brother cleared his throat. “I wish she knew that I think she is the most hilarious person on Earth. And that whenever she’s not home, I feel like I’m missing my partner in crime.”
My throat tightened. Do not cry. Do not cry.
“I wish she knew that she’s really Mom’s favorite–” 
I shook my head here.
“–the princess she always wanted. That Mom used to dress her up like a little doll and parade her around like Mara was her greatest achievement. I wish Mara knew that I never minded, because she’s my favorite too.” 

My brother cleared his throat. “I wish she knew that I think she is the most hilarious person on Earth. And that whenever she’s not home, I feel like I’m missing my partner in crime.”
My throat tightened. Do not cry. Do not cry.
“I wish she knew that she’s really Mom’s favorite–”
I shook my head here.
“–the princess she always wanted. That Mom used to dress her up like a little doll and parade her around like Mara was her greatest achievement. I wish Mara knew that I never minded, because she’s my favorite too.
—  Daniel about his sister, Mara (The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin)