#WIPjoy Day 11

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Welcome to #WIPjoy! This is week 2, where I discuss relationships in the book.

Day 11: Share a line about love or hatred.

Here are a few lines that include love and hatred in an excerpt from a scene featuring Imani and her sister Ayesha before she goes missing.

Ayesha wrapped her arms tenderly around Imani’s neck. She buried her face into the soft, tight curls. She closed her eyes, not to block out the light—Imani’s hair was thick enough in her face to be lost in it—but to stop the tears. “Why do they hate me?” Ayesha’s words faded away as her throat tightened and she started to cry.