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Javier Cifuentes Monzón

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‘My Sister, The Serial Killer’: A Fun But Flawed Twist on the Femme Fatale Genre

“My Sister, The Serial Killer” is a strong debut by Braithwaite, an author who understands her audience and writes evocative, but relatable prose.

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Stop Four: Dupont Circle

Reclining back into my seat, I watched an avalanche of white students in the infamous green and gold uniforms of my alma mater make their way onto the train. I waited for just one student of color to walk in wearing green and gold, and was disappointed.

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Stop Three: Farragut North

As I waited for my mom to answer the phone, I practiced several different ways to tell her that I was dying.

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Stop Two: Metro Center

I was not particularly fond of the Legos, but enjoyed the fact I could shape them into almost anything. When no one else was around, I would secretly use them to build dolls. Scanning our garage, I lamented the distinct lack of Christmas decorations — we had always had such a big tree back in our home country. Then, I had the best idea of the first eight years of my life.

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Stop 1: Gallery Place-Chinatown

The woman’s words ran through my mind like a load of laundry, spinning in a never-ending cycle. “I never really thought you were the one for me anyways.”

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