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books i read in 2016: sharp objects by gillian flynn.

“Camille?“ Her voice quiet and girlish and unsure. "You know how people sometimes say they have to hurt because if they don’t, they’re so numb they won’t feel anything?”
“Mmm.”
“What if it’s the opposite?” Amma whispered. “What if you hurt because it feels so good? Like you have a tingling, like someone left a switch on in your body. And nothing can turn that switch off except hurting? What does that mean?”
I pretended to be asleep. I pretended not to feel her fingers tracing vanish over and over on the back of my neck.”
― Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects