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Sparks by S.J. Adams
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There need to be more books for LGBTQ teens. This is not a good one. Poorly written, one dimensional characters, unrealistic ending.
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In Part Two, sometimes I was confused about why certain things were emphasized and elaborated upon for long sections, whereas other were completely skipped over. It seemed..." Read more of this review »
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Charlotte Brontë
“Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation."
"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Théophile Gautier
“Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not want to sign.”
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J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Emily Dickinson
“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?”
Emily Dickinson, Selected Letters

Markus Zusak
“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”
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