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Our home was dignified and elegant and great and beautiful.
And also wind-bitten and salt-stained and overgrown and neglected - like an aging ballerina who looked young and supple from far away, but up close had gray at her temples and lines by her eyes and a scar on one cheek.
~ Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke, pg. 7 (ARC)
He kissed me. My lips met his and I just. Stopped. Thinking. I didn't think about the fact that River was still a stranger. I didn't think about the tunnel, or Jack, or the Devil, or anything. My lips melted into my heart, which melted into my legs, which melted into the earth beneath me.
Afterward, River walked me home in the moonlight. Neither of us talked.
And everything was damn near perfect.
~ Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke, pg. 81 (ARC)
Maybe she genuinely was the tragic girlfriend. I really hoped so because I didn't want Jack to wake up from his coma and discover his girlfriend was an evil, two-faced psycho. It might affect his rehab.
~ Losing Lila by Sarah Alderson, Kindle Location 1892
I got a big mouth. I don't deny that. Sometimes it's a good thing, like the time I stopped some moron from falling into an open manhole by yelling "hey moron, that's an open manhole!" But other times, it sets me up for a world of trouble, like just before we left the suite, when I had announced to anyone who might be listening, that I made Howie a fake birth certificate.
~ Ship Out of Luck by Neal Shusterman, pg. 34