Choicebookproject - Theme#1 Those that come off the best can be hiding the worst Camille Quotes Analysis I am a cutter you see Also a snipper a slicer a

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Theme #1Those that come off the best can be hiding the worstCamille QuotesAnalysis“I am a cutter, you see. Also a snipper, a slicer, a carver, a jabber. I am a very special case. I have a purpose. My skin, you see, screams. It's covered with words- cook, cupcake, kitty, curls - as if a knife-wielding first-grader learned to write on my flesh.”“Every time people said I was pretty, I thought of everything ugly swarming beneath my clothes.” (page 60)Camille seems like she has it all. She is rich, beautiful, smart; who wouldn't sayher life is perfect? In reality though, it'sthe complete opposite. -Camille Preaker, is projecting her thoughts to the reader directly. As the quote is read, Camille introduces an important mental quality she tragically bestowed. When Camille was about 13, she had a compulsion that built up day by day as her life was slowly falling apart. She started feeling the urge to write down every important word she heard or thought of. She felt that if she didn't, it would be almost as if they word was never said and her mentality would slowly fall apart. As time went on, this compulsive act intensified. She began to feel words tingle across her skin, and the only way for the anxiety driven sensation to disappear would be for her to physically engrave them into her flesh. Letters forming words with various meanings scattered across her skin and rang like a fire alarm through her mind until they carved into an everlasting scar. A beautiful human layer that once shined radiantly with youth and adventure; covered in cuts proving the presence of the words she was so scared of losing forever. Adora QuotesAnalysis“Adora. Well, damn. Adora was rich and beautiful and her crazy parents ranthe town. They brought that damn hog farm to Wind Gap, gave us hundreds of jobs—there was a walnut plant then, too. They called the shots. Everyone bootlicked the Preakers.” (page 200)-Adora Crellin (Camille's mother), lookslike she would be the prize in a gameshow. She was Wind Gaps socialite; rich, beautiful, giving, kind, caring, and overall, the perfect mother from the perspective of the townspeople. Growing up she lived a similar life. Her parents brought their
“Munchausen by Proxy. The caregiver, usually the mother, almost always the mother, makes her child ill to get attention for herself. You got Munchausen, you make yourself sick to get attention. You got MBP, you make your child sick to show what a kind, doting mommy you are. Brothers Grimm, see what I mean? Like something a wicked fairy queen would do. I’m surprised you haven’t heard of it.”(page 228)successful hog farm to the town of Wind Gap, supplying hundreds of jobs to the less fortunate civilians of the town. Therefore, Adora's family basically owned the town, which would be like present day royalty. However, Adora was mothered in a strange, overindulging way. Her mother, Joya, did not care for her in the loving way a mother should. She never hugged or even touched her in an affectionate way, yet she could not keep her hands off of her. When Adora had a sunburn,

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