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A World Without You A World Without You by Beth Revis
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“I can think of no better way to meet a girl than to see her through the eyes of the story she loves best.”
Beth Revis, A World Without You
tags: bo
“You never know all of a person; you only know them in a specific moment of time.”
Beth Revis, A World Without You
tags: bo
“There's a meaning behind blank pages, too.”
Beth Revis, A World Without You
tags: bo
“And it is everything I have longed for, and everything that breaks my heart.”
Beth Revis, A World Without You
“I guess when someone's gone from your life for a while, all you think about are the big things. The big regrets, the could-have, should-haves. Or the big moments, the memories that are going to be with you forever, those life-changing moments, like first kisses and first confessions and first trusts. And you think about the lasts too: the last kiss, the last words, the last moments.”
Beth Revis, A World Without You
tags: loss
“Because if I break, they'll break too. It's a responsibility I'd never really felt before, or at least I never thought about enough to name. But, Bo's actions just cement my place in my family. He can walk away from the dinner table. I can't.”
Beth Revis, A World Without You
“You are not one person. You are a different person in each moment in time. Your name means nothing. Go see a person with the same name in a different time, and it’s someone else entirely.”
Beth Revis, A World Without You
“The silence in our house now is born from the need for intense concentration, as we all carefully step around the truth we wish we didn't know, the person we can't help that Bo became, the future we're all afraid is collapsing around us, falling as silent and cold and crushing as snow.”
Beth Revis, A World Without You
“You always think that drowning is loud. In the movies, if someone drowns they scream, they churn water. Everyone notices a drowning person in movies."
Sofia looked down, and I though she was crying, but when she looked up at me again, I realized her eyes were dry.
"Real drowning is quiet. It doesn't announce itself. It just... it just happens. And then you're gone."
I didn't understand what she was saying before, but now I think I do. We're all drowning here, and no one's noticing a damn thing.”
Beth Revis, A World Without You
“The truth is, sometimes siblings have nothing in common but blood...Sometimes you stay up late at night, thinking things that make you feel like a heartless monster, wishing for something different and then feeling sick with guilt because you know what the cost of "different" would be...There's a difference between having no siblings and having a broken one.”
Beth Revis, A World Without You
“I feel the darkness inside me like a creature curled up in my chest, breathing smoke and fire. It is always there. It weighs on me. It's not contained by anything but my own skin. Sometimes it sleeps. Sometimes it doesn't.”
Beth Revis, A World Without You
“It wasn't that he called me a freak. It was the way he said it. Like he really meant it. Like he believed it.”
Beth Revis, A World Without You
“Because I can think of no better way to meet a girl than to see her through the eyes of the story she loves best.”
Beth Revis, A World Without You
“But sometimes I look at Phoebe and I think about how she had a bird inside her heart. On the outside, she’s just like everyone else, but I like to think that maybe she carries within her something magical and free.”
Beth Revis, A World Without You
“I think death is easier than guilt sometimes.”
Beth Revis, A World Without You
“I want the freedom to mess up,” I say. Just once, I want to be the one who’s allowed to screw up. I want the freedom to choose. Right now, I have no choice. I have to be this way. But one day, I’ll be free. I’ll be be able to live my life without having to be perfect. I’ll be able to do anything I want - or nothing at all. I’ll wander around aimlessly. I’ll make mistakes. I won’t worry about being safe, being perfect.”
Beth Revis, A World Without You
“We're not ignoring the problem, not really. We're all aware it's there, even Bo. We see the edges of this new Bo, this Bo who's special, different. We're not ignoring it. We're just carefully, carefully avoiding it.”
Beth Revis, A World Without You