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The Buddha and the Borderline by Kiera Van Gelder
“Ironically, the word “borderline” has become the most perfect expression of my experience— the experience of being in two places at once: disordered and perfect.”
Kiera Van Gelder
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The Buddha and the Borderline by Kiera Van Gelder
“All you want is love and belonging, and your very existence depends on it. But when you get it, you have no existence except that love; there’s still no you.”
Kiera Van Gelder
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Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
“I can honestly say that my misery had been transformed into common unhappiness, so by Freud's definition I have achieved mental health.”
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Hamlet
by William Shakespeare
read in September, 2012
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I absolutely loved this book. I loved the advice Polonius would give, and the bundle of madness that was Ophelia, and the inner turmoil in Hamlet. I would suggest this book, definitely!
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Identical by Ellen Hopkins
Identical
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This book keeps you guessing the entire time, switching back and forth between the perspectives of two sisters, and how they handle their crumbling family and devastating secrets.
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Perfect by Ellen Hopkins
Perfect (Impulse, #2)
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This book was written masterfully, providing another point-of-view of her book Impulse, and the effect suicide attempts can have on the family. I went into this book slightly judgmental, because one of the main characters was portrayed badly in Impul ...more
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Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
Impulse (Impulse, #1)
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I love how poetic Ellen Hopkins can be, and how she provides several viewpoints of the characters and situations. This book really shows the thinking processes, the motives, and the healing between three "disturbed" teens.
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William Shakespeare
“This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Lao Tzu
“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu
“At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are
and you know what you want.”
Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

William Shakespeare
“When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

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