(All of) The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

*** I just want to quickly mention that a few months back, I had planned to quit my blog as soon as I had uploaded all of my previously written posts. Since then, I have come to the conclusion that my blog was not the underlying factor in my stress and so I have decided to keep up my blog for now.

That’s all I got, okay?

“Okay,” he said after forever. “Maybe okay will be our always.” (page 73) Continue reading “(All of) The Fault in Our Stars – John Green”

Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds

ANOTHER THING ABOUT THE RULES
They weren’t meant to be broken.
They were meant for the broken
to follow.” (page 35) Continue reading “Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds”

Why I Didn’t Finish Goosebumps: Welcome to the Dead House – R.L. Stine

Josh and I hated our new house.
Sure, it was big. It looked like a mansion compared to our old house. It was a tall redbrick house with a sloping black roof and rows of windows framed by black shutters…
This house is creepy, I thought unhappily.” (page 1) Continue reading “Why I Didn’t Finish Goosebumps: Welcome to the Dead House – R.L. Stine”

The Diary of Anne Frank (The Definitive Edition)

*NOTE: This is the Definitive Edition of Anne Frank’s diary. I have never read the common version which was originally published and heavily edited by Otto Frank. The older version cut out Anne’s hatred for her mother, negative comments about other Annex members, and Anne’s sexual thoughts/musings (which are almost pornographic) as she experienced puberty. The definitive version was first published in 1987 and has been banned from many schools.*

Paper has more patience than people.” (page 6) Continue reading “The Diary of Anne Frank (The Definitive Edition)”

Becoming Mrs. Smith – Tanya E. Williams

 

“Miss Marshall,” he says. “She’s getting married.”
“Does that mean we’ll have to call her Mrs. Marshall?” Iris asks from across the table.
“No, Iris. She will have to take the last name of her new husband.”
“Huh?” Iris looks dumbfounded.
“Say Violet marries me.” John hesitates and casts me a brief glance. “She would become Mrs. Smith.”” (page 241 – [Amazon Kindle version]) Continue reading “Becoming Mrs. Smith – Tanya E. Williams”