My father collected odd facts. The night he died, I sneaked out of my room and rode my bike in the Arizona desert with my best friend, Ryan. We liked to look for things in the dried-up wash, and that night he found a piece of rainbow glass and gave it to me. When I got home, I showed it to my dad, who told me that it takes glass a million years to decay. Now I've started high school, and my sister doesn't want anything to do with me, Ryan is paying attention to the new girl, and my mom has started to date. I study my father's journals every day, looking for an anchor.
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It was crazy the way I could break this glass, shatter it so quickly with just one false move, but I could not kill it, not really, not for a million years. Whereas it was so hard for people to break, but we could get sick or die in what seemed like a matter of seconds. (p. 33)—From The Life of Glass by Jillian Cantor (Source: Review copy, see review policy)