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Book Quote #11: “Ten Lies They Tell You In High School”

THE FIRST TEN LIES THEY TELL YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL 1. We are here to help you. 2. You will have time to get to your class before the bell rings. 3. The dress code will be enforced. 4. No smoking is allowed on school grounds. 5. Our football team will win the championship this… Continue reading Book Quote #11: “Ten Lies They Tell You In High School”

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Book Quote #10: “Two kinds of quiet people”

I honestly think there are two kinds of quiet people. There’s the kind like me, who are secretly full of storms and spinning gears. And then there’s the kind like Olivia, who is the actual personification of an ocean on a sunny day. I don’t mean that she’s simple. There’s just something peaceful about her.… Continue reading Book Quote #10: “Two kinds of quiet people”

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Book Quote #9: The Ocean Between People

“He talked about the ocean between people. And how the whole point of everything is to find a shore worth swimming to.” ― Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda I love this quote from Simon vs. I love Simon vs in general. There are just so many quotable phrases from this book. On a side… Continue reading Book Quote #9: The Ocean Between People

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Book Quote #7: “Straight people really should have to come out”

“It is definitely annoying that straight (and white, for that matter) is the default, and that the only people who have to think about their identity are the ones who don't fit that mold. Straight people really should have to come out, and the more awkward it is, the better. Awkwardness should be a requirement.”… Continue reading Book Quote #7: “Straight people really should have to come out”

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Book Quote #6: “I wonder if that’s how darkness wins”

“I wonder if that's how darkness wins, by convincing us to trap it inside ourselves, instead of emptying it out. I don't want it to win.” -- My Heart and Other Black Holes, Jasmine Warga Somedays I feel that it helps to talk positively, and that the act of saying happy words will make us happier,… Continue reading Book Quote #6: “I wonder if that’s how darkness wins”

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Thoughtful Thursday Quote #5: “Growing up”

“Maybe growing up means disappointing the people we love.” ― Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon This is a quote that stuck with me as I read Everything, Everything. In the book, Maddy makes a difficult choice: She decides to listen to her heart and do what she truly wants, even if it means disappointing her mother.… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday Quote #5: “Growing up”