|“You spend all your life bringing me up,
wasting your youth on a selfish person,
yet you never complain” pg 109
|“I looked at his eyes.
They were so dark and similar to mine….
He’s a worrier, I realised.
That was human” pg 129
|“It’s not the youth of today, Nonna…
It’s you and people like you.
Always worrying about what people think.
Always talking about other people” pg 37
|“Cook High is a public school in the city area…
We think we’re better than them.
They think they’re the biggest dags in the world” pg 26
|“ We hate each other’s guts,
probably because we’ve been competitive all our lives” pg 21
|“Picture this. School captain of St Anthony’s.
Son of a member of parliament.
Greatest debater who ever lived.
Tell me, what more I want out of life?” pg 41