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Why Review When You Can Quote?

Guess who’s procrastinating writing book reviews again… This girl! So, instead of writing actual, meaningful reviews, I thought I’d leave you with some of the best quotes of the books I’ve been reading over the last little while. 

Saint Anything

The first un-reviewed book I’ve read is Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen. This author is AMAZING, and I loved this book! This first one is just in general showing her amazingness. 

“The future was one thing that could never be broken, because it had not yet had the chance to be anything.”

This second one emphasised how amazing the friendship is between the girls in this book. 

“You only really fall apart in front of the people you know can piece you back together.”

And this third one made me think, as well as describing the situation with the brother really well. 

“You get used to people being a certain way; you depend on it. And when they surprise you, for better or worse, it can shake you to your core.”

Delirium

The second book I’ve read is Delirium by Lauren Oliver. This first quote is basically the basis of the really unique idea behind the book, so of course I had to include it in my list. 

“I love you. Remember. They cannot take it”

This second one was perfect for Lena in the second half of the book. In the first half, she was pretty weak and useless, so I loved how this line showed how much character development she went through. 

“I’d rather die my way than live yours.”

Atonement

And my third book is Atonement by Ian McEwan, which I’ve just finished reading for school. This first quote is one that I feel Briony should really start to understand. That girl in part 1 of this book, my god… 

“It wasn’t only wickedness and scheming that made people unhappy, it was confusion and misunderstanding; above all, it was the failure to grasp the simple truth that other people are as real as you.”

This second quote – OOH THE FORESHADOWING. But also, just really relatable as a writer, but written in a very pretty way. 

“Wasn’t writing a kind of soaring, an achievable form of flight, of fancy, of the imagination?”

And can we just talk about the love between Cecelia and Robbie? They are a beautiful and pure thing, and we should really appreciate that. 

“Finally he spoke the three simple words that no amount of bad art or bad faith can every quite cheapen. She repeated them, with exactly the same slight emphasis on the second word, as though she were the one to say them first. He had no religious belief, but it was impossible not to think of an invisible presence or witness in the room, and that these words spoken aloud were like signatures on an unseen contract.”

So, there are some of the quotes I’ve been loving from my most recently read books! Yay for procrastinating on reviews! Have you read any of these books? Did you love them? Let me know!

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I was a book blogger for a while, and I now blog about every little thing in life I can think of. Bear with me while I try all these new posts out... I'm a New Zealand teen who gets angry about the world (but not angry enough for tumblr). I like to capture the world through photos and words, and read in all the moments in nz-squadbetween. I have an overwhelming desire to see every corner of the world I possibly can, and hug the people I love in all those corners. I can't do make up to save myself, and you're more likely to find me buying matching stationary than matching clothes. My nerd hobbies include a new found love of the Avengers, reading YA, watching Game of Thrones, How I Met Your Mother, and every vlogger I can find, and being the last person on the music bandwagons. I have big plans for the rest of my life, including university, teaching, travelling, and having an army of puppies. I plan to blog every second of it!

8 thoughts on “Why Review When You Can Quote?

  1. Oh I love the way you reviewed these! 🙂 I haven’t read any of these, but I should probably give Sarah Dessen a try. I’ve only seen praise for her and I do love a good contemporary 🙂

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  2. This is an interesting way to “review”. It would certainly give me something to do with all of these post-its and page markers. 🙂

    Saint Anything is still on my list. I started it and it is pretty good as far as Dessen books go.

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  3. I don’t usually quote or tab, I always want to write it down, i scribble on a piece of paper and then forget it. You may have just inspired me to change that.And not just because I’m lazy to write full reviews. Lol. Atonement is just wonderful, I don’t remember “Wasn’t writing a kind of soaring, an achievable form of flight, of fancy, of the imagination?” but it’s so beautiful.

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