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Laura Tims

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in Freeport, Maine, The United States
July 17, 1992

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Laura Tims is the author of PLEASE DON'T TELL (2016) and THE ART OF FEELING (8/25/2017), both from HarperCollins. She's a mental health advocate, an arts & crafter, and lives in San Diego with a bunny named Noodle. Find her on Twitter @laura_tims.

There’s something I’ve noticed about white middle-aged men who write thrillers with young female protagonists.
On the 24th, S. (Scott) Bergstrom basically pissed off the entire YA community in an interview with Publishers Weekly with his claims that the category is bereft of moral complexity. This sentiment is echoed in his Amazon author page: "What has disappointed me about so many YA novels is... Read more of this blog post »
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Please Don't Tell

3.63 avg rating — 973 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
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The Art of Feeling

4.12 avg rating — 643 ratings — published 2017 — 3 editions
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“The thing about guilt is that it doesn't make you want to fix yourself. It makes you shredded and hopeless and small. It makes you avoid the problem because you hate yourself so much you think you'll make it worse, and then you hate yourself more because you're not doing anything to help the people you hurt.”
Laura Tims, Please Don't Tell

“The hardest thing is kindness when you know you don't deserve it. I want to deserve it. I want it so bad.”
Laura Tims, Please Don't Tell

“It's like people don't only look good when they look like a magazine. People can be aesthetically beautiful in the way sunsets and leaves and things are.”
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“I got my heart's desire, and there my troubles began.”
Lev Grossman, The Magicians

“The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

“I have a little theory that I'd like to air here, if I may. What is it that you think makes you magicians?" More silence. Fogg was well into rhetorical-question territory now anyway. He spoke more softly. "Is it because you are intelligent? Is it because you are brave and good? Is is because you're special?

Maybe. Who knows. But I'll tell you something: I think you're magicians because you're unhappy. A magician is strong because he feels pain. He feels the difference between what the world is and what he would make of it. Or what did you think that stuff in your chest was? A magician is strong because he hurts more than others. His wound is his strength.

Most people carry that pain around inside them their whole lives, until they kill the pain by other means, or until it kills them. But you, my friends, you found another way: a way to use the pain. To burn it as fuel, for light and warmth. You have learned to break the world that has tried to break you.”
Lev Grossman, The Magicians

“People who claim that they're evil are usually no worse than the rest of us... It's people who claim that they're good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of.”
Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

“How absurd it was that in all seven kingdoms, the weakest and most vulnerable of people - girls, women - went unarmed and were taught nothing of fighting, while the strong were trained to the highest reaches of their skill.”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

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Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ I ADORE Courtney Summers-Her writing is unparalleled. Just...don't even get me started. Though, my favorites by her are Some Girls Are and This is Not a Test.

Thanks for the friendvite and I can't wait to discuss books with you :)


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Laura Tims Sonya Heaney wrote: "Thanks for the friend invitation. :)"

Thanks for accepting!!


Sonya Heaney Thanks for the friend invitation. :)


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Laura Tims Jana wrote: "Nice to meet you, Laura! I look forward to checking out your book list!"

Thanks Jana! nice to meet you too!


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Laura Tims Celeste_pewter wrote: "Sooo... do we get bonus points, if we become your fan too? :P"

One thousand million bonus points and also cookies

except I would give you cookies anyway so the point is moot


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Laura Tims Sam wrote: "Hello Laura, thanks for the friend invite :)
I read the blurb of your book...wow.I look forward to reading this!!!"


HEY THANK YOU YOU ARE THE BEST


message 3: by Sam (last edited Aug 15, 2013 02:13PM)

Sam Hello Laura, thanks for the friend invite :)
I read the blurb of your book...wow.I look forward to reading this!!!


Celeste_pewter Sooo... do we get bonus points, if we become your fan too? :P


message 1: by Jana

Jana Nice to meet you, Laura! I look forward to checking out your book list!


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