The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple – turn to page 56 in your current read (or 56% in your e-reader) and post a few non-spoilery sentences.
This week’s quote is from the brand new House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig. It’s based off the fairytale of the dancing princesses – where the girls mysteriously wear out their shoes every night and their family doesn’t know why. It’s a lovely gothic novel and my full review will be up tomorrow!
This quote is a bit of dialogue between two sisters; one around young adult age, the main character and the one whose viewpoint the book is told from, and one much younger. They are discussing two of their older, tragically dead, sisters.
I squeezed her shoulders. “We haven’t forgotten her. We need to move on, but that doesn’t mean they don’t miss and love her.”
“She doesn’t think so.”
I frowned. “What do you mean?”
“She thinks everyone is too busy with their lives to remember her.” She glanced back out into the hall as if worried our conversation was being overheard. “Elizabeth says so too. She says we all look different now. But she doesn’t.”
“You mean when you remember her?”
She shook her head. “When I see her.”