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The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1) The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
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“The Darkest Minds tend to hide behind the most unlikely faces.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“Let's carpe the hell out of this diem.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“We'll just have to try to make better mistakes tomorrow.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“He's so busy looking inside people to find the good that he misses the knife they're holding in their hand.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“Did you know...you make me so happy that sometimes I actually forget to breath? I'll be looking at you, and my chest will get so tight...and it's like, the only thought in my head is how much I want to reach over and kiss you.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“When a girl cries, few things are more worthless than a boy.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“Never, never, never. I am never going to forget you.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“It feels like we should do something," he said. "Like, send her off on a barge out to sea and set her on fire. Let her go out in a blaze of glory."
Chubs raised an eyebrow. "It's a minivan, not a Viking.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“Cause, frankly, the way I see it, you and me? Inevitable.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
tags: liam
“That was not like riding a bike, you asshole!”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“Ruby, give me one reason why we can’t be together, and I’ll give you a hundred why we can. We can go anywhere you want. I’m not your parents. I’m not going to abandon you or send you away, not ever.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“That was the Liam Stewart way of saying, Hi, darlin', missed you something fierce.
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
Don’t be scared. Don’t let them see.
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“They were never scared of the kids who might die, or the empty spaces they would leave behind. They were afraid of us-the ones who lived.”
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“...crackers..." a voice breathed out nehind us, "yesss..."
Both of us turned, watching as Chubs twisted around in his seat and settled back down, still fast asleep.
I pressed a hand over my mouth to keep from laughing. Liam rolled his eyes, smiling.
"He dreams about food," he said. "A lot.”
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“Liam cleared his throat again and turned to fully face me. “So, it’s the summer and you’re in Salem, suffering through another boring, hot July, and working part-time at an ice cream parlor. Naturally, you’re completely oblivious to the fact that all of the boys from your high school who visit daily are more interested in you than the thirty-one flavors. You’re focused on school and all your dozens of clubs, because you want to go to a good college and save the world. And just when you think you’re going to die if you have to take another practice SAT, your dad asks if you want to go visit your grandmother in Virginia Beach.”
“Yeah?” I leaned my forehead against his chest. “What about you?”
“Me?” Liam said, tucking a strand of hair behind my ear. “I’m in Wilmington, suffering through another boring, hot summer, working one last time in Harry’s repair shop before going off to some fancy university—where, I might add, my roommate will be a stuck-up-know-it-all-with-a-heart-of-gold named Charles Carrington Meriwether IV—but he’s not part of this story, not yet.” His fingers curled around my hip, and I could feel him trembling, even as his voice was steady. “To celebrate, Mom decides to take us up to Virginia Beach for a week. We’re only there for a day when I start catching glimpses of this girl with dark hair walking around town, her nose stuck in a book, earbuds in and blasting music. But no matter how hard I try, I never get to talk to her.
“Then, as our friend Fate would have it, on our very last day at the beach I spot her. You. I’m in the middle of playing a volleyball game with Harry, but it feels like everyone else disappears. You’re walking toward me, big sunglasses on, wearing this light green dress, and I somehow know that it matches your eyes. And then, because, let’s face it, I’m basically an Olympic god when it comes to sports, I manage to volley the ball right into your face.”
“Ouch,” I said with a light laugh. “Sounds painful.”
“Well, you can probably guess how I’d react to that situation. I offer to carry you to the lifeguard station, but you look like you want to murder me at just the suggestion. Eventually, thanks to my sparkling charm and wit—and because I’m so pathetic you take pity on me—you let me buy you ice cream. And then you start telling me how you work in an ice cream shop in Salem, and how frustrated you feel that you still have two years before college. And somehow, somehow, I get your e-mail or screen name or maybe, if I’m really lucky, your phone number. Then we talk. I go to college and you go back to Salem, but we talk all the time, about everything, and sometimes we do that stupid thing where we run out of things to say and just stop talking and listen to one another breathing until one of us falls asleep—”
“—and Chubs makes fun of you for it,” I added.
“Oh, ruthlessly,” he agreed. “And your dad hates me because he thinks I’m corrupting his beautiful, sweet daughter, but still lets me visit from time to time. That’s when you tell me about tutoring a girl named Suzume, who lives a few cities away—”
“—but who’s the coolest little girl on the planet,” I manage to squeeze out.”
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“Maybe nothing will ever change for us,” he said. “But don’t you want to be around just in case it does?”
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“I'm a monster, you know. I'm one of the dangerous ones.
No you aren't, he promised. Your one of us.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“Dreaming led to disappointment, and disappointment to a kind of depressed funk that wasn’t easy to shake. Better to stay in the gray than get eaten by the dark.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“I hugged him without any kind of fear or self-consciousness, fiercely, with a rush of emotion that almost brought tears to my eyes.
"I could kiss you!" Chubs cried.
"Please don't!" I gasp out, feeling his arms tighten around my ribs to the point of cracking them.”
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“We want you. We wanted you yesterday, we want you today and we'll want you tomorrow. There's nothing you could do to change that.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“I think maybe the most frustrating feeling in the world is to have something to say but not know how to put it into words. To have lived through something but not be able to get it out of you before it festers.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“Where did she come from, and where can I find one?"

"Picked this one up at a gas station in West Virginia, bargain price. Last one on the shelf, sorry.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“I pulled myself from his mind, day by day, piece by piece, memory by memory, until there was nothing of Ruby left to weigh him down or keep him bound to my side..”
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tags: sad
“If there was one good thing that came out of all this, it was that I got to meet you. I would go through it all again - I would, as long as it meant I'd met you.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“I can't do this anymore," I cried, "Why won't you just leave me alone?"
Because you would never leave me.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“Where in the world did you get that dress?"

"Present from Zu."

"You look like you want to throw it in a fire."

"I can't promise there won't be an unfortunate accident later on.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“But hey, what's life without a little adversity?"
That had to have been the fakest attempt at optimism since my fourth grade teacher tried reasoning that we were better off without the dead kids in our class because it'd mean more turns on the playground swings for the rest of us.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“—I don't want to lose you
—Then why are you the one that keeps letting go?”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
“Because, my weird has been able to cancel out your weird, Lady Cross-Stitch.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds

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