leah quote

Girls love each other like animals. There is something ferocious and unself-conscious about it. We don’t guard ourselves like we do with boys. No one trains us to shield our hearts from each other. With girls, it’s total vulnerability from the beginning. Our skin is bare and soft. We love with claws and teeth and the blood is just proof of how much. It’s feral.

And it’s relentless.

—  Leah Raeder, Black Iris
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

“I remember exactly how it felt to see that first message from him in my in-box. It was a little bit surreal. He wanted to know about me. For the next few days at school after that, it felt like I was a character in a movie. I could almost imagine a close-up of my face, projected wide-screen.

It’s strange, because in reality, I’m not the leading guy. Maybe I’m the best friend.

I guess I didn’t reall think of myself as interesting until I was interesting to Blue.”

After a Hurricane Hits the Valley...

Gus: “The room is all yours…” *shakes Elliott’s hand*

Leah: “Why aren’t you sleeping in your cabin?”

Elliott: “Well you see, my dear Leah, last night, as I was lying in bed looking up at the plentiful stars in the benevolent sky, I could not help but to think to myself…”

“Where the f*ck is the ceiling?!”

Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.
—  Leah LaBelle

*meanwhile, at the saloon…*


Gus: “Who broke it? I’m not mad, I just want to know…”

Farmer: “I did. I broke it.”

Gus: “No. No, you didn’t. Abigail?”

Abigail: “Don’t look at me, look at Sebastian.”

Sebastian: “What?! I didn’t break it!”

Abigail: “Huh, that’s weird. How’d you even know it was broken?”

Sebastian: “Because it’s sitting right in front of us and it’s broken!”

Abigail: “Suspicious.”

Sebastian: “No, it’s not!”

Elliott: “If it matters, probably not but… Shane was the last one to use it.”

Shane: “Liar! I don’t even drink that crap!”

Elliott: “Oh really? Then what were you doing by the coffee cart earlier?”

Shane: “I use the wooden stirrers to push back my cuticles. Everyone knows that, Elliott!”

Farmer: “Let’s not fight, I broke it. Let me pay for i-….”

Gus: “No. Who broke it?”

Leah: “Well Gus… Penny’s been awfully quiet…”

Penny: “Really?!”

Leah: “Yeah, really!”

(yelling ensures)

Gus: I broke it. It burned my hand so I dropped it. I predict ten minutes from now, they’ll be at each other’s throats with warpaint on their faces and a pig head on a stick. Good. It was getting a little chummy around here.