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46 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In YA Literature

1. “You could rattle the stars. You could do anything, if you only dared. And deep down, you know it too, and that’s what scares you the most.”
—Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

2. “Because sometimes chance and circumstance can seem like the most appalling injustice, but we just have to adapt. That’s all we can do.”
—Gavin Extence, The Universe Versus Alex Woods

3. “I can’t seem to be a pessimist long enough to overlook the possibility of things being overwhelmingly good.”
—John Corey Whaley, Where Things Come Back

4. “Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.”
―Christopher Paolini, Eragon

5. “Because Margo knows the secret of leaving, the secret I have only just now learned; leaving feels good and pure only when you leave something important, something that mattered to you. Pulling life out by the roots. But you can’t do that until your life has grown roots.”
—John Green, Paper Towns

6. “Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”
―J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

7. “I’m done with those; regrets are an excuse for people who have failed.”
—Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story

8. “Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”
—Veronica Roth, Divergent

9. “The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.”
—Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

10. “Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”
—Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

11. “Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.”
—Natalie Babbit, Tuck Everlasting

12. “Just because we’ve been … dealt a certain hand … it doesn’t mean that we can’t choose to rise above — to conquer the boundaries of a destiny that none of us wanted.”
—Stephenie Meyer, Twilight

13. “Some walks you have to take alone.”
—Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

14. “That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.”
—John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

15. “We believe in the wrong things. That’s what frustrates me the most. Not the lack of belief, but the belief in the wrong things. You want meaning? Well, the meanings are out there. We’re just so damn good at reading them wrong.”
—Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares

16. “Why would you be given wings if you weren’t meant to fly?”
—Leslye Walton, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

17. “Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”
—Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

18. “It’s just that…I just think that some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It’s the universe’s way of providing contrast, you know? There have to be a few holes in the road. It’s how life is.”
—Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

19. “The universe is bigger than anything that can fit into your mind.”
—Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead

20. “I try to think about how it all works. At school dances, I sit in the background, and I tap my toe, and I wonder how many couples will dance to ‘their song.’ In the hallways, I see the girls wearing the guys’ jackets, and I think about the idea of property. And I wonder if anyone is really happy. I hope they are. I really hope they are.”
—Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

21. “Things were rough all over but it was better that way. That way, you could tell the other guy was human too.”
—S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders

22. “What if evil doesn’t really exist? What if evil is something dreamed up by man, and there is nothing to struggle against except our own limitations? The constant battle between our will, our desires, and our choices?”
—Libba Bray, Rebel Angels

23. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
—J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

24. “It’s like the people who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. If you see what I mean.”
—Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

25. “I can tell you that the end of a life is the sum of the love that was lived in it, that whatever you think you have sworn, being here at the end of Jem’s life is not what is important. It was being here for every other moment.”
—Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

26. “Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.”
—Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle In Time

27. “Maybe who we are isn’t so much about what we do, but rather what we’re capable of when we least expect it”
—Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

28. “People never really died. They only went on to a better place, to wait a while for their loved ones to join them. And then once more they went back to the world, in the same way they had arrived the first time around.”
―V.C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic

29. “Goodbye, I say, goodbye, as I disappear little by little into the middle of the middle of my own spectacular now.”
—Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now

30. “But if I’m it, the last of my kind, the last page of human history, like hell I’m going to let the story end this way…Because if I am the last one, then I am humanity. And if this is humanity’s last war, then I am the battlefield.”
—Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

31. “The words were on their way, and when they arrived, she would hold them in her hands like clouds, and she would ring them out like the rain.”
—Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

32. “Child, no one is ever ready for anything. I would never doom you to that. What sort of adventureless life would that be?”
—Alethea Kontis, Enchanted

33. “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”
—John Steinbeck, East of Eden

34. “Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”
―Jandy Nelson, I’ll Give You the Sun

35. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: We all want everything to be okay. We don’t even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.”
—David Levithan, Every Day

36. “Doubt everything at least once. What you decide to keep, you’ll be able to be confident of. And what you decide to ditch, you will replace with what your instincts tell you is true.”
―Amy Plum, After the End

37. “Just as a river by night shines with the reflected light of the moon, so too do you shine with the light of your family, your people, and your God. So you are never far from home, never alone, wherever you go.”
—Karen Cushman, Catherine Called Birdy

38. “You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.”
—John Green, Looking for Alaska

39. “There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.”
—George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

40. “I know that the whole point—the only point—is to find the things that matter, and hold on to them, and fight for them, and refuse to let them go.”
—Lauren Oliver, Delirium

41. “We feel cold, but we don’t mind it, because we will not come to harm. And if we wrapped up against the cold, we wouldn’t feel other things, like the bright tingle of the stars, or the music of the aurora, or best of all the silky feeling of moonlight on our skin. It’s worth being cold for that.”
—Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

42. “It’s a lot easier to be lost than found. It’s the reason we’re always searching and rarely discovered—so many locks not enough keys.”
―Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

43. “On that cold night in January it all slipped into place for me and she became my everything and my everyone. My music, my sun, my words, my logic, my confusion, my flaw.”
—Julie Murphy, Side Effects May Vary

44. “Hope? Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.”
—Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke and Bone

45. “[She] had always suffered from a vague restlessness, a longing for adventure that she told herself severely was the result of reading too many novels when she was a small child.”
—Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

46. “Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels, but old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”
—J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 

Everyone has their weak spot. The one thing that, despite your best efforts, will always bring you to your knees, regardless of how strong you are otherwise.
—  Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

Guys, yes, Jaime is being (to candidly quote Tyrion) a “fucking idiot” of late HOWEVER

The showrunners seem to be doing a really interesting thing this season of drawing our focus to certain characters reactions and response to situations that are triggering to them - highlighting their previous traumas. 

In 7x02 we had Theon and Yara being attacked by Euron, and the camera panning between Theon and men being mutilated and tortured - and then it focussed on Theon again, with Theon making the (seemingly rash) decision to run and fling himself off the boat. The focus on mutilation was to remind us that Theon is still suffering from PTSD due to his experiences as “Reek”. 

In 7x04, they did a similar thing with Jaime. The camera panned around to show Jaime surrounded by fire, zooming in on Jaime’s horrified expression, then panning back to showing men burning alive, men turning to ash. The camera then panned to Jaime physically shaking and rushing forwards towards Drogon with a lance, trying to kill the dragon responsible for this. 

Just as how Theon’s scene was not done accidentally, the decision to show Jaime so affected by this was not accidental either. Just as Theon’s decision to fling himself overboard seemed rash but wasn’t when you think about it, so was Jaime’s decision to run at Drogon with a lance. 

Jaime became “the Kingslayer” because he killed Aerys - a King who ordered Jaime to burn the entire city down, and kill every inhabitant of King’s Landing. Jaime had seen Aerys burn men, women, children alive. To Jaime, fire=cruelty. (Yes, I’m aware that this means his decision to still be with Cersei at this point is hugely flawed, but hey, I’m not defending that decision. That just is downright stupid and the showrunners - as per - are not being consistent there in the slightest.)

In his essence, Jaime is a knight who wants to defend people, and Brienne helped him on this huge arc of re-realising that that truly is who he not only can be, but who he is. So yeah, charging at a full grown fire-breathing dragon seems like the action of a “fucking idiot”. But Jaime’s reaction to situations is not to flee. It’s to fight. Add in his past experiences with fire, and the way the camera moved around him in that scene, and we shouldn’t actually be surprised that that was his reaction. 

anonymous asked:

I am internally convinced that Sarah Rogers was the sort of low key bad ass mom who's disappointed voice could me even Hydra agents reconsider their lives and their choices (but not little shit Steve Rogers) confirm/deny? Mostly I just want neat stories about Sarah Rogers. Please?

i have no idea what the hell youre talking about; there was nothing low key about sarah roger’s badassness. 

steve got his bullheadedness and moral compass from his mom, and even with the super serum he can’t match her Disapproval Face. you think that the Captain America Is Disappointed In You Face is rough? try sarah rogers’ You Really Should Know Better But I Love You Anyways Face. i can personally testify that it was worse than nazi torture. 


im convinced that if sarah rogers had still been around by the time wwii started, and if we’d managed to get her behind german lines, she probably could have convinced hitler to be less of an asshole and just go to art school instead. she was just that good.


at one point, when stevie was sick, mrs sarah was coming home from the hospital with his (very expensive) medicine, and she got cornered in an alley by three muggers. it was the Depression, people were desperate. anyway, mrs sarah gave them her best mom face and told them that she had more faith in them than this, that they could be better if they just tried, that bad times don’t mean you have to be a bad person. they gave her the medicine back. one of them cried.

she even managed to make stevie reconsider his choices, believe it or not. it’s just that steve’s first, second, and third considerations of way too many subjects all result in the same conclusion: ‘i should punch someone.’


its no wonder that sarah rogers had such a good Disappointment Face. she got so much practice.

Sarah Dessen crossovers

Someone Like You

  • Scarlet reappears in This Lullaby as the manager of the Jump Java. Her daughter is three at the time
  • Macy and Wes go to Milton’s Market in The Truth About Forever and it’s also mentioned in This Lullaby
  • In Once and For All a redhead named Grace appears. This may be a teenaged Grace as Scarlet was also a redhead

Keeping the Moon

  • Colie is mentioned in Along For The Ride as serving Auden when visiting the Last Chance. She also serves Emaline in The Moon and More
  • First appearance of Colby. It is also featured/mentioned in Along for the Ride, The Moon and More, What Happened to Goodbye, The Truth About Forever and Once and For All
  • Isabel is the waitress at the Last Chance during Along for the Ride
  • Isabel and Morgan are Heidi’s friends in Along for the Ride
  • In Lock and Key, Laney mentioned Kiki Sparks, Colie’s mother, as being her inspiration for running

Dreamland

  • In Lock and Key, Marshall’s roommate is Rogerson who is mentioned as having been arrested for assault. He is mentioned again in Saint Anything as being one of the inmates at the prison Peyton is at
  • Boo Connell is mentioned in Just Listen as teaching a mother/daughter class
  • Jackson High is first mentioned. It is also the school where Macy (The Truth About Forever), Annabel (Just Listen), Auden (Along for the Ride) and McLean (What Happened to Goodbye) attend. Ruby (Lock and Key) also attended Jackson High before transferring.
  • Rogerson attends Perkins Day. This is the same school Ruby (Lock and Key), Will Cash (Just Listen), Auden (Along for the Ride) and Sydney (Saint Anything) goes too

This Lullaby

  • Remy, Dexter and the rest of Truth Squad appear in Just Listen
  • Macy notices someone reading a book by Barbara Starr in The Truth About Forever
  • Cora was Barbara Starr’s divorce lawyer in Lock and Key and makes an appearance at one of her parties
  • Emaline and Theo see Spinnerbait (Hate Spinnerbait!) in The Moon and More
  • Truth Squad and Spinnerbait (Hate Spinnerbait!) are mentioned in Saint Anything
  • Bendo, the club where Truth Squad plays, is mentioned in Once and For All

The Truth About Forever

  • Jason reappears in Along for the Ride and What Happened to Goodbye and mentions Wes as stealing his girlfriend
  • Macy watches Lorna McPhail, the mother from That Summer, give the news
  • Wes and Bert are mentioned as being Luke’s cousins in The Moon and More
  • Kristy and Bert are seen at the mall in Lock and Key wearing Armageddon t-shirts
  • In Just Listen, Owen and Annabel go to the waffle house and see Macy and Wes. They are described as wearing running clothes
  • The subdivision that Macy’s mother builds is where Ruby and Nate live in Lock and Key
  • An angel sculpture made my Wes is mentioned as being outside a realtor’s office in Once and For All 
  • Delia is mentioned as being the Barrett’s favorite caterer in Once and For All

Just Listen

  • When Nate is listening to the radio in Lock and Key, Annabel is the DJ introducing the music
  • Owen’s sister and her friends buy necklaces from Ruby in Lock and Key
  • In Lock and Key, Jamie mentions that Owen helped him make a mix CD
  • McLean sees a couple at lunch listening to the same headphones in What Happened to Goodbye. The couple is described as being Owen and Annabel

Lock and Key

  • One of the clients at Nate’s dad’s business is Macy’s mother from The Truth About Forever
  • Gervais is mentioned again in What Happened to Goodbye
  • Ruby applies to Defriesse University. Auden goes there at the end of Along for the Ride, is the college that McLean’s parents met at in What Happened to Goodbye and Bee mentions going to in Once and For All
  • UMe.com is mentioned again in What Happened to Goodbye, Along for the Ride, The Moon and More and Saint Anything
  • Jamie is listed as an alum of Perkins Day when Sydney transfers there in Saint Anything
  • Auden mentions awkwardly flirting with Nate Cross in Along for the Ride
  • Heidi and Auden buy key necklaces in Along for the Ride

Along for the Ride

  • The newly named bike shop, Abe’s, is mentioned in Once and For All
  • Clyde is featured in The Moon and More as the subject of the documentary Theo is working on
  • Clementine’s is mentioned again in The Moon and More
  • Heidi is seen again as a friend of McLean’s mother in What Happened to Goodbye
  • Auden appears in Once and For All buying coffee with Eli

What Happened to Goodbye

  • Gert’s bracelets reappear in The Moon and More
  • Dave appears in Saint Anything and talks Sydney into buying drinks at Fraizer
  • Deb is once again a self proclaimed ambassador that greets Sydney in Saint Anything on the first day of school
  • The Luna Blu restaurant is mentioned in Saint Anything and Once and For All

theworldthinksimhappy  asked:

I read it ends with us by colleen hover. Beautiful read. I'd like to ask if you could suggest any other books similar to it

if you enjoyed It Ends With Us, you probably like your books with a little drama, a little romance, and a lot of feels. So you would definitely like…

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen 

Honestly, if you like awesome romantic contemporaries that also tackle real issues, Sarah Dessen should be your patron saint! Lock and Key in particular is one to make you laugh, cry, and love. But if Sarah’s extensive book catalogue isn’t enough for you, then we also have…

The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu

This book will make you truly question what it means to love someone. Full of heart and friendship (and lots of love) this steamy, contemplative romance will also leave you sobbing as it twists and turns through the mysterious (cursed?) lives of Lorna, Isla, Delila, Charlotte, and Cruz. 

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