Synopsis: Lena’s mother, Annabel, has always been a mystery—a ghost in Lena’s past. Until now. Lena Halloway’s mother, Annabel, supposedly committed suicide when Lena was only six years old. That’s the lie that Lena grew up believing, but the truth is very different. As a rebellious teenager, Annabel ran away from home and straight into the man she knew she was destined to marry. The world was different then—the regulations not as stringent, the cure only a decade old. Fast forward to the present, and Annabel is consigned to a dirty prison cell, where she nurtures her hope of escape and scratches one word over and over into the walls: Love
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Annabel by Lauren Oliver
With it, I write my story. Again and again, in the walls. So I won’t forget, so it becomes real.
Amazing how hope lives. Without air or water, with hardly anything to nurture it.
That’s what time does: we stand stubbornly like rocks while it flows around us, believing we are immutable—and all the time we’re being carved and shaped and whittled away.