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496 pages, Kindle Edition
First published July 28, 2016
“I knew it.” he said.
“Knew. . . what?”
“You are, far and away, the most beautiful girl I have ever seen.”
“I knew this was impossible, and completely crazy – but somehow… the song was about me.”
“How long, I wondered, could a group of people spend every waking minute together, with tensions riding high, before it all came crashing down around them?
Something, eventually, would have to give."
"I just want one little piece of me to stay private, y'know? People expect you to give up everything just because you're famous, but I won't give them this."
"I don't know, Charlie, but this is exactly what losers like that are paid to do. Make people feel crap about themselves. Because that sells."
“We were racing, explained Aiden, breathlessly, retrieving one of his shoes from a nearby bush. “I nearly beat him this time.”
“The thing our little Irish friend here fails to acknowledge,” explained Yuki, “is that I have the willowy limbs of a gazelle, whereas he…” He considered Aiden for a moment. “He has the athletic prowess of a slightly asthmatic dachshund.”
“Cool your boots, Roberts. It’s your brain I’m attracted to.”
"Truth is, most girls who manage to get backstage, they're only really interested in one thing. But you... you're different."
"If something awful had just happened and you thought the world was going to end... know what I'd do?"
I shook my head.
"I'd fill your bedroom with marshmallows."
I squinted at her. "What?"
"Your entire room. I'd go out and spend all my money on marshmallows, and I'd fill up your bedroom from floor to ceiling and then we'd just sit around for hours eating and laughing. It's impossible to be sad when you're eating marshmallows. That's a scientific fact."
"It's impossible to be sad when you're eating marshmallows. That's a scientific fact."
"'Carla's famous. She's on TV. Me, I'm just...'
Gabriel looked at me, amber light shining in his eyes.
'Charlie, trust me. You're not just anything.'"