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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
“You're both the fire and the water that extinguishes it. You're the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick. You're the storyteller and the story told. You are somebody's something, but you are also your you.”
John Green
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
“But non of this matters, because you're not going to listen to your token black Jewish bi friend, are you?”
Michelle Hodkin
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
“—if a painting really works down in your heart and changes the way you see, and think, and feel, you don’t think, ‘oh, I love this picture because it’s universal.’ ‘I love this painting because it speaks to all mankind.’ That’s not the reason anyone loves a piece of art. It’s a secret whisper from an alleyway. Psst, you. Hey kid. Yes you.”
Donna Tartt
استخوان‌های دوست‌داشتنی by Alice Sebold
"The lovely bones, Alice Sebold
The Lovely Bones is a 2002 novel by American writer Alice Sebold. It is the story of a teenage girl who, after being raped and murdered, watches from her personal Heaven as her family and friends struggle to move on w..." Read more of this review »
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The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
"Alice Sebold
The Lovely Bones
New York: Little Brown & Company, 2002
329 pp. 21.95
0-316-66634-3


Susie Salmon, a young girl murdered at fourteen, sits in her heaven as she watches her family grieve, suffer and fall apart without her. Susie follows..." Read more of this review »
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz
"An excellent continuation of the series. Part of chapter 24 feels tacked-on, like Revelations in the Bible--not a fit with the rest. Blomkvist feels a bit insufferable and smug; Lisbeth is well-written and brave, as always. Also, there's a bit too..." Read more of this review »
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Donna Tartt
“—if a painting really works down in your heart and changes the way you see, and think, and feel, you don’t think, ‘oh, I love this picture because it’s universal.’ ‘I love this painting because it speaks to all mankind.’ That’s not the reason anyone loves a piece of art. It’s a secret whisper from an alleyway. Psst, you. Hey kid. Yes you.”
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“Jack laughed behind him, a mirthless sound from a man who had been on the wrong end of life's ironies too many times.”
R.D. Ronald, The Elephant Tree

Kurt Vonnegut
“There is love enough in this world for everybody, if people will just look.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle

Irvine Welsh
“You fucking knew that fucking cunt would fuck some cunt.”
Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting

Hunter S. Thompson
“I don't mean to say that I'm about to state my credo here on this page, but merely to affirm, sincerely for the first time in my life, my belief in man as an individual and independent entity. Certainly not independence in the everyday sense of the word, but pertaining to a freedom and mobility of thought that few people are able - or even have the courage - to achieve.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century

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