Favourite Book Quotes of the Week#54

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A list of my favourite quotes from books I’ve read in the past week. Leave a comment/link telling me what your favourite quotes are! I’ll be sure to check your post out too!

The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno

18698816Favourite quotes:

1. When someone falls in love with you like that, he stops being your friend. He stops caring about your friendship and he only cares about wanting you to love him back.

2. We take it for granted.

We forget stuff along the way, sure, but mostly it’s little stuff. We forget where we put our keys or we forget to turn the curling iron off or we lie awake in bed in the middle of the night, convinced we left the stove on Convinced we left the front door unlocked. Convinced we forgot to set the alarm.

As we grow up, we accept that our memory gets worse. Sometimes we can’t remember what day it is. Sometimes we can’t remember if we washed our hair already. We stand in the shower dripping, unmoving.

[…]

Older still and now other things start to go. We cannot remember our children’s names. We call them every name we can think of until we get the right one. We know we’re right because they finally answer us.

3. The people we love get under our skin and crawl through our veins and find their way into our heart. They choke up our blood flow and mess up our breathing and tangle themselves through our bodies like wire. Like razors, like fire.

We remember them even when we don’t remember them. We try to forget. but it’s pointless.

Even amnesia. Even comas and brain damage and traumatic shock. Whatever makes us not remember, we still remember. Our minds flounder like fish but our bodies…

Our bodies remember.

Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke

17334538Favourite quotes:

1. Sometimes a choice isn’t a simple yes or no, but the truth made visible, strong enough to hold up a world.

2. Given a choice, it seems like pity would be easier to bear than mockery, but that’s not true. Mockery hardens defences; pity slips through, finding the softest places you have, and slices to the bone.

Pity will break you, every time.

3. If people love you because you’re perfect, what happens when you screw up? Constant perfection was its own kind of pressure, I realized, and felt an unexpected rush of sympathy.

Let’s get Lost by Adi Alsaid

18812437Favourite quote: “When you don’t have any reason to think of days as weekdays or weekends, you start to realize that all days are pretty much the same. And that kind of gives you the freedom to do whatever you want. It’s a lot easier to seize the day than it is to seize  a Tuesday. You have errands on Tuesday. On Tuesday you eat pizza again. Your favourite TV show is on Tuesday, you know? But the day…”

“The day is all just hours you’re alive for. They can be filled with anything. Unexpectedness, wildness, maybe a little bit of lawlessness, even.”

The Young World by Chris Weitz

13590919Favourite quote: It’s strange that you can be in love with somebody while hating so many things about them. Like how she doesn’t seem to be able to be serious, about anything, ever.

 

Book Review: The Young World by Chris Weitz

13590919The Young World by Chris Weitz

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Genre: Dystopian and Young Adult

Release Date: July 29, 2014

Pages: 384 (Hardcover)

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After a mysterious Sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he’s secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious existence among the chaos. But when another tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure to the Sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip to save humankind.

The tribe exchanges gunfire with enemy gangs, escapes cults and militias, braves the wilds of the subway and Central Park…and discovers truths they could never have imagined.

First of all, I would like to thank the publisher, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for giving me an ARC of this book to review. Thank you so much! Really appreciate it! All right, now for my review.

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It seems that dystopian novels are booming and taking over the YA world. What’s sad about this is that the take over doesn’t seem to be slowing down by much. The Young World as a whole, is predictable as well as typical. However, shocking as it is, I had a bit of fun reading it. But only Jefferson’s chapters.

The reason why I only liked Jefferson’s chapters is because Donna consistently gave me headaches with all of her info-dumping about meaningless shit and utter annoyance. I just don’t understand how she can be a badass yet an extremely ditzy person also. Adding onto that, the characters in general could have been a lot better developed. They’re all the same, unoriginal and typical from other dystopian books. Also, they’re all teenagers yet they act like they’re ten with all of their bickering. Moving on, the romance between Jefferson and Donna is so contrived. Even though it doesn’t take over the story, it’s still boring and unneccessary.

Despite all of this, I did like Jefferson’s perspective because they’re a lot different from Donna’s as well as the writing is smoother and realistic.

The Young World is surprisingly an entertaining read despite the fact that it’s pretty much your typical dystopian book. However I would only recommend this one to people who absolutely love dystopian stories and forever will for the rest of their lives.

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For quotes from this book, click here.