• My English teacher has no face. She has uncombed stringy hair that droops on her shoulders. The hair is black from her part to her ears and then neon orange to the frizzy ends. I can't decide if she had pissed off her hairdresser or is morphing into a monarch butterfly. I call her Hairwoman.

    Laurie Halse Anderson (2011). “Speak”, p.6, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)