A NovelBook - 2018
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“There are many dangers here, child, she’d said once. Many. Many ugly things you’re going to have to do. It will be a great contest for you. And you’re going to think: How do I win?
And the answer is—so long as you are alive, you are winning. The only hope you should ever have is to see the next day, and the next. Some here will whisper of liberty—but you can’t be free if you aren’t alive.”
Do you feel free? Or do you feel, perhaps, like you have stolen yourself?”
“All things have a value. Sometimes the value is paid in coin. Other times, it is paid in time and sweat. And finally, sometimes it is paid in blood.
Humanity seems most eager to use this latter currency. And we never note how much of it we’re spending, unless it happens to be our own.”
Frightening or Intense Scenes: The main character is an ex-slave and there are references to and scenes of her reliving: being whipped, seeing the lynched body of another slave, and being medically tortured / experimented on.
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