Only one more week of The Monster in the Hollows! The last line of this excerpt is one of my favorites.
Sara led the children down the long hallway and paused at the double doors that led to the main room where the Overseer’s carriage had unloaded each of them over the years. She hadn’t seen the room since the night she’d helped Janner escape. She motioned for the throng of children clogging the hall behind her to keep quiet so she could listen. When she was sure it was safe, she pushed through the doors and led the children out of the darkness and into the light.
Thick beams of sunlight angled through high windows and lit the floor. The children held their hands up to the light as if it were the first time they’d ever seen it. The moment of awe was quickly broken, however, by squeals of delight and celebration. The children of the Fork Factory danced and ran and tumbled across the floor. They found water in a trough against the wall and splashed it on their faces, rubbing the soot away and meeting each other, in a way, for the very first time.
—From chapter 47, “The Fingerless Glove.”
Were there lines that you loved this week, from chapters 47-53 or from anywhere else in the books? Post them in the comments, please! We’d love to read along with you.
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On Monday, we’ll have a post from Andrew. 🙂