Young Adult Fiction Quotes

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Lauren Oliver
“I guess that's what saying good-bye is always like--like jumping off an edge. The worst part is making the choice to do it. Once you're in the air, there's nothing you can do but let go.”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

“District 12: Where you can starve to death in safety.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Jess C. Scott
“Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).”
Jess C Scott, The Other Side of Life

Stephanie Perkins
“Girl scouts didn't teach me what to do with emotionally unstable drunk boys.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss

Lauren Oliver
“Here's one of the things I learned that morning: if you cross a line and nothing happens, the line loses meaning. It's like that old riddle about a tree falling in a forest, and whether it makes a sound if there's no one around to hear it.

You keep drawing a line farther and farther away, crossing it every time. That's how people end up stepping off the edge of the earth. You'd be surprised at how easy it is to bust out of orbit, to spin out to a place where no one can touch you. To lose yourself--to get lost.

Or maybe you wouldn't be surprised. Maybe some of you already know.

To those people, I can only say: I'm sorry.”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

Lauren Oliver
“How is it possible, I think, to change so much and not be able to change anything at all?”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

Lauren Oliver
“I used to think that's what love was: knowing someone so well he was like a part of you.”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

Lauren Oliver
“This is what happens when you try to help people. You get screwed.”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

Lauren Oliver
“It's not my fault I can't be like you, okay? I don't get up in the morning thinking the world is one big, shiny, happy place, okay? That's just not how I work. I don't think I can be fixed.”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

Jess C. Scott
“Please, touch me, I pray.”
Jess C Scott, The Intern

P.C. Cast
“Oh for craps sake. You're not dying again, are you? It's seriously inconvenient when you do that." -Aphrodite”
P.C. Cast

Richelle Mead
“This college would probably have the same problem as the last one did."
I frowned, "What's that?"
"Homework.”
Richelle Mead, Spirit Bound

Maggie Stiefvater
“My mother always said that I was born out of a bottle of vinegar instead of born from a womb and that she and my father bathed me in sugar for three days to wash it off. I try to behave, but I always go back to the vinegar.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races

Stephanie Perkins
“Imagine," she said, after registering, "a whole city of gorgeous Italian guys. They can say anything to me, and it'll be sexy."
"You'll be so easy," Rashmi said. "Would you like-ah to order-ah the spa-ghe-tti? 'Oh, do me, Marco!”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss

Lauren Oliver
“And now I realize Lindsay's not fearless. She's terrified. She's terrified that people will find out she's faking, bullshitting her way through life, pretending to have everything together when really she's just floundering like the rest of us. Lindsay, who will bite at you if you even look in her direction the wrong way, like on of those tiny attack dogs that are always barking and snapping in the air before they're jerked backward on the chains that keep them in one place.”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

Deborah Leblanc
“Oh, uh-uh," Shaundelle said. "I'm not gonna be no place where no ghost is gonna be knockin' nobody upside the head. I'm outta here. I'm not going to take any chances that some ghost is gonna mess up this pretty face.”
Deborah Leblanc, Toe to Toe

Deborah Leblanc
“Two gasps rang out. The first one came from Clara, the second from Fezzo. One moment they'd been looking at a mound of concrete, and now they were staring at two human feet. They were crossed at the ankle so that tops of the feet faced each other and rested toe to toe.”
Deborah Leblanc, Toe to Toe

Lauren Kate
“Rule number 2 - don't listen to me!" Arriane laughed, "I'm certifiably insane!”
Lauren Kate

Deborah Leblanc
“But you know, mon petite, what you got is a gift. And when de good Lord gives you a gift you have to use it. Dat's why he put you here on dis earth. Sometime it's gonna be to help a soul cross over to de other side to meet him. If dat's whey you gott do, den dat's what you gotta do. You can't just keep collecting de dead. You gonna have to find a way to take what you got and work wit dat.”
Deborah Leblanc, Toe to Toe

Gwenn Wright
“How many times can a heart be shattered and still be pieced back together? How many times before the damage is irreparable?”
Gwenn Wright, The BlueStocking Girl

Deborah Leblanc
“Margaret's voice, with its raspy twang, reminded her of magnolias and whiskey.”
Deborah Leblanc, Toe to Toe

Deborah Leblanc
“Who's the young man beside you?" Helen suddenly asked. "Oh, I see, you're one of us." She turned to Nonie. "And you did introduce us before." She tapped a finger against her right temple. "Every once in a while this old clock up here forgets to click to the next second. I apologize for that.”
Deborah Leblanc, Toe to Toe

Laurie Halse Anderson
“Mr. Freeman: You are getting better at this, but it's not good enough. This looks like a tree,but it is an average, ordinary, everyday, boring tree. Breathe life into it. Make it bend - trees are flexible, so they don't snap. Scar it, give it a twisted branch - perfect trees don't exist. Nothing is perfect. Flaws are interesting. Be the tree.”
laurie halse anderson, Speak

“Even when the world throws it worst and then turns in its back, there is still always hope”
Pittacus Lore, The Power of Six

Rachel Vincent
“Tod's pale brows arched halfway up his forehead, and he looked suddenly, achingly wistful. "She knows not what she says..."

Maybe not. But I was starting to get a pretty good idea...”
Rachel Vincent, If I Die

Rainbow Rowell
“There's only one of him, she thought, and he's right here.

He knows I'll like a song before I've heard it. He laughs before I even get to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes me want to let him open doors for me.

There's only one of him.”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

Ally Condie
“And it is strange that absence can feel like presence.”
Ally Condie, Crossed

Gayle Forman
“If I stay. If I live. It’s up to me.

All this business about medically induced comas is just doctor talk. It’s not up to the doctors. It’s not up to the absentee angels. It’s not even up to God who, if He exists, is nowhere around right now. It’s up to me.”
Gayle Forman, If I Stay

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