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SHOUT SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson
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“too many grown-ups tell kids to follow their dreams
like that's going to get them somewhere
Auntie Laurie says follow your nightmares instead
cuz when you figure out what's eating you alive
you can slay it”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“We should teach our girls that snapping is ok, instead of waiting for someone else to break them.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“Censorship is the child of fear
the father of ignorance
and the desperate weapon of fascists everywhere.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“Shame, turned inside out, is rage.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“the false innocence
you render for them
by censoring truth
protects only you”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“Eve ate the apple
because Adam
was afraid”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
tags: adam, eve, fear
“the only thing that helped me breathe was opening a book”
Laurie Halse Anderson, SHOUT
“This note about anatomy
from me to you
is for the remembering that
after you speak
after you shout
your open mouth
will breathe in the light
for which you've hungered
and your backbone will unfurl,
until you can again dance to the beat
of your steadfast heart.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“Trying to figure out what you want to do, who you want to be, is messy as hell; the best anyone can hope for is to figure out the next step.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“I was in a race to see if I would die from the outside in or the inside out.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“I wanted a coffin made of wood
from trees not yet planted
my appetite for time was growing.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“This is not a resting bitch face This is a touch-me-and-die face”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“The taste of shame smells
like stubborn vomit in your hair
lingering no matter how often you was it
sometimes you have to shave
yourself bald
and start again like a newly hatched chick
leaving the faint rot of broken magic
in shattered eggshell pieces
behind you.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“This is the story of a girl who lost her voice and wrote herself a new one.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, SHOUT
“Take your age the first time a stranger touched
your body with danger in his hands,
evil-minded...

But it's not usually a stranger, is it<”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
tags: p206
“Too many grown ups tell kids to follow their dreams, like that's going to get them somewhere. Auntie Laurie says follow your nightmares instead. Because when you figure out what's eating you alive, you can slay it.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“untreated pain
is a cancer of the soul
that can kill you”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“When one suffers, all are weakened, but when everyone thrives, we dance.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“stories entertain
engage, outrage
uplift, help us
overcome
our troubles
. . .
stories activate, motivate,
celebrate, cerebrate,
snare our fates
and share our great
incarnations of hope”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“Rape wounds deeply, splits open
your core with shrapnel.
The stench of the injury attracts maggots
which hatch into clouds of doubt and self-loathing
the dirt you feel inside you nourishes
anxiety, depression, and shame
poisoning your blood, festering
in your brain until you will do anything to stop
feeling the darkness rising within
anything
to stop feeling–

untreated pain
is a cancer of the soul
that can kill you”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“translates as “cozy” but is much, much more; hygge is sitting on a dark winter’s night with friends or family, the room candlelit, everyone knitting or crocheting sipping coffee or beer, eating pastry or smørrebrød talking, talking, listening, talking, enjoying the pleasure of kindred spirits with the winds howling outside”
Laurie Halse Anderson, SHOUT
“When we were girls we rode horses disguised as bicycles”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“the mouth they want
to eat with, smile
with, sing with, paint
with glitter, lip-
stick, and stain
with grape popsicles
or wine from a dark sea, a mouth
to whisper with love, to open
wide and swallow
what love offers, hungry
always for more.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“But I had never seen a first aid kit for the spirit...”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“Defense lawyer did his job
by attacking the victim
shouting that she drank, she danced,
she dressed to look good
she wanted it, she followed him
liked it rough
or planned on marriage or extortion
as she cried on the stand, long blonde hair
in front of her face, a curtain for her sanity,
he painted her into a corner with accusations”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“The false innocence
you render for them
by censoring truth
protects only you.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“Persephone tucks a lock of Ophelia's hair
behind the shell of her ear and
Ophelia takes Persephone's hand and gently
kisses the palm.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
tags: p218
“Censorship is the child of fear the father of ignorance and the desperate weapon of fascists everywhere.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, SHOUT
“Congratulations," she said formally.
"You have gradated.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
“Trying to figure out what you want to do,
who you want to be, is messy as hell; at best
anyone can hope for is to figure out
the next step.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, SHOUT

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