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Franny Billingsley
“I knew that tune, but I couldn't remember it. It hovered on the edge of my mind. I tried to grab it, but you can't just grab your memories. You have to pretend not to pay attention to them, which makes them mad. You have to trick them into sneaking up on you from behind.”
Franny Billingsley, The Robber Girl

James  Kennedy
“Do you fall in love with someone because you understand them? Not at nineteen. It's their otherness that draws you in. At nineteen you're collecting people. Trying on different ways of being.”
James Kennedy, Dare to Know

Lemony Snicket
“All books of philosophy end up mentioning death, which is one of the reasons that many people do not like reading books of philosophy, just as many people do not like to leave their beds at night to sneak out of the house. I mentioned this book to another author I will not identify, and she said, "Oh, Mr. Snicket, who would want to read such a thing?" I know exactly what she means. If you enter a library looking for a particularly quiet place to read, head straight for the philosophy section. Because no one likes to read philosophy, no one will be there, and you will be undisturbed to read, to write or just to think and keep watch, as I do and have always done.”
Lemony Snicket, Poison for Breakfast

Heather Fawcett
“Kind people were all well and good, but you simply *had* to respect a kind person with a hidden well of wickedness inside him.”
Heather Fawcett, The School Between Winter and Fairyland

“The things people are most afraid of can't always easily be put down on a list. Fires and illness and red doors--all that's awful, yes, but a fear of feelings can scare you worse than anything else.”
J. Kasper Kramer, The List of Unspeakable Fears

Fiction Is As Essential As Nonfiction (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 04, 2009 06:21AM
Description: Not my actual writing, just a compilation and synthesis of other people's thoughts.
42860 Johnson County Library Teen Reading Club — 305 members — last activity Sep 28, 2013 07:14PM
Summer Reading for Teens has moved! Join us at our new home to win great prizes like a Kindle Fire HD and jump passes to Skyzone!
58626 Bookbent — 43 members — last activity Feb 22, 2016 05:13AM
What’s your bent? We're an online bookclub for teens talking about LGBTQ books. Don’t worry about trying to get someplace at a special time—we’re alwa ...more
25x33 JCL Library Staff — 5 members — last activity Aug 24, 2009 11:52AM
This is an experimental group for staff from the Johnson County Library!
26575 Kansas City Public Library — 332 members — last activity Nov 13, 2015 07:36AM
The Kansas City Public Library is dedicated to building and serving a community of readers.
97543 Guy's Book Club — 46 members — last activity Dec 01, 2017 08:25PM
I made this so there would be a group made specifically for guys who don't want to hear girls chatter on about which fictional character they would ra ...more
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