Ya Contemporary Quotes

Quotes tagged as "ya-contemporary" (showing 1-18 of 18)
Rachel Hawkins
“At a normal high school, having class outside on a gorgeous May day is usually pretty awesome. It means sitting in the sunshine, maybe reading some poetry, letting the breeze blow through your hair...At Hecate Hall, a.k.a. Juvie for Monsters, it meant I was getting thrown in the pond.”
Rachel Hawkins, Demonglass

Sierra Abrams
“I am light and stardust in his hands.”
Sierra Abrams, The Color Project

Jennifer E. Smith
“This," I say softly, "is going to change everything."
I don't mean it the way I usually do.
I don't mean that change is hard or scary, though it's definitely both.
I mean only to say this: that sometimes, through good luck or bad, through curses or fate, the world cracks itself open, and afterward nothing will ever be the same.
All I mean is that this seems like one of those times.”
Jennifer E. Smith, Windfall

Stephanie Perkins
“The distance between us feels too close, too far, too close.”
Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door

Jenny Hubbard
“Until it has scared you with its endlessness, sky is just sky.”
Jenny Hubbard, Paper Covers Rock

Sarah Tregay
“No. No, no. No.
I did not just do that. I can't believe I just did that! Mason and I have been friends since third grade, and I have never looked at him like that. Other guys, yeah, but not him. It should be in the Bible. Thou shalt not check out thy best friend.
Sarah Tregay, Fan Art

Nicola Yoon
“Observable Fact: I don’t believe in magic.
Observable Fact: We are magic.”
Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star

Veronica Wolff
“Tall, dark, and hot leaned against a pillar, watching me as I took my place in line. Tousled dark hair went every which way on his head. His eyes were slitted and intense, like he might need to have sex at any moment. Maybe even with me.”
Veronica Wolff, Isle of Night

Stephanie Perkins
“And I want to press my palm against his chest to feel it beat, to prove he’s really there.

But we cannot touch.”
Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door

Stephanie Perkins
“I'm just as big a fool as the rest of them.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss

Jenny Hubbard
“You are on my side," she says.

"What side is that?" I ask.

"The winning side," she says, and smiles. "The team of the artists."

"Who are we playing?"

"The barbarians," she says. "We are always playing them.”
Jenny Hubbard, Paper Covers Rock

Tessa Emily Hall
“There's no better way to get to know a person than through their art.”
Tessa Emily Hall, Unwritten Melody

Veronica Wolff
“And then he winked.
Jeez, I thought my heart would explode on the spot. The last time a guy winked at me was years ago, and that’d been a creepy mall Santa.”
Veronica Wolff, Isle of Night

Stephanie Perkins
“His reply is anguished. Honest. “I love you.”
Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door

Tessa Emily Hall
“I can almost feel the wind beneath my wings; I can almost taste the thrill of flying away from this small town and never looking back.”
Tessa Emily Hall, Unwritten Melody

Tessa Emily Hall
“It's as if Mom was expressing herself in a language other than English; a language that Grandma wouldn't be able to interpret simply by looking at the music notes.”
Tessa Emily Hall, Unwritten Melody

Veronica Wolff
“Surely there was at least one other girl on campus not sporting a French pedicure (do girls really think we’re fooled by the little white lines painted across their toenails?), who had some black in her wardrobe, and actually thought about things. You know, someone who knew the word French could imply more than just a way to kiss.”
Veronica Wolff, Isle of Night

Nicola Yoon
“Yay, science.”
Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star