The One-in-a-Million Boy Quotes and Thoughts


In anticipation of our HMDillard Online Book Club concluding its first book at the end of March, I’d like to post a couple quotes that I thought were thought-provoking as I was reading through The One-in-a-Million Boy, by Monica Wood. None of these are spoilers for those of you who have not read the book, but maybe it will nudge you in that direction! This is one of my new favorites!

She’d been doing fine on her own. Just jim-dandy. Then he sent that boy, setting into motion a fireworks of possibility–that long-dead sensation of possibility–that she was simply too old to accommodate. And now this: where in her dwindling, circumscribed life was she to store this sweet, pitiful little draggletail who reminded her of things she’d rather forget? (Wood. Kindle Edition, pg. 165).

They were like Louise, these women, multiplied many times over: energetic people who enjoyed a crisis, who easily rose to righteous outrage, who revealed stores of affection at the least expected times. How had she lived here so long without knowing this? (Wood. Kindle Edition, pg. 232). 

I hope this inspires you to check out the book! It’ll be worth it! Also consider joining our book club! The link can be found above. 🙂 Happy reading!


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