Rich_Librarian_7758 t1_j8kk8q3 wrote

“I ask you right here please to agree with me that a scar is never ugly. That is what the scar makers want us to think. But you and I, we must make an agreement to defy them. We must see all scars as beauty. Okay? This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived.”

From Little Bee by Chris Cleave. It still makes my breath catch in my throat.


Rich_Librarian_7758 t1_j538ur6 wrote

I loved it. My medical side loved how he broke down the doctor-patient dynamic and my English major side loved his appreciation of literature and writing. So moving. And poignant.

Along a similar, although funnier vein: “The Bright Hour” by Nina Riggs.