Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life--and, despite her nonexistent... read more
I think that this book has a lot of emotion and drama and it makes you want to cry and just keep reading.
A sympathetic and insightful portrayal of the many faces and stages of grief. Nelson makes her quirky characters unlikely scenarios not only plausible but believable.
“Our tongues have fallen madly in love and gotten married and moved to Paris.”Lennie
“He's staring dreamily into my eyes. Heathcliff and Cathy have nothing on us.”Lennie
“What's wrong, Lennie?Nothing.Tell me.No.C'mon, spill it.Okay. It's just that you're different now.How?Like Zombieville.I'm in love, Len - I've never felt like this before.Like what?Like forever.Forever?Yeah, this is it. He's it.How do you know?My toes told me. The toes know.”Bailey & Lennie
“Va Va Voom”Marcus
“"I feel Baily," I say finally, the sense of her overwhelming me. "In this room, with us."”Len
Grief is forever. It doesn’t go away; it becomes part of you, step for step, breath for breath.Highlighted by 43 Kindle customers
“That’s a misconception, Lennie, the sky is everywhere, it begins at your feet.”Highlighted by 40 Kindle customers
You can tell your story any way you damn well please. It’s your solo.Highlighted by 33 Kindle customers
Each time someone dies, a library burns. I’m watching it burn right to the ground.Highlighted by 27 Kindle customers
I know the expression love bloomed is metaphorical, but in my heart in this moment, there is one badass flower, captured in time-lapse photography, going from bud to wild radiant blossom in ten seconds flat.Highlighted by 26 Kindle customers
I’d need a new alphabet, one made of falling, of tectonic plates shifting, of the deep devouring dark.Highlighted by 23 Kindle customers
“But if you’re someone who knows the worst thing can happen at any time, aren’t you also someone who knows the best thing can happen at any time too?”Highlighted by 22 Kindle customers
And when we kiss, I see that on the other side of that door is sky.Highlighted by 20 Kindle customers
It’s as if someone vacuumed up the horizon while we were looking the other way.Highlighted by 17 Kindle customers
Our tongues have fallen madly in love and gotten married and moved to Paris.Highlighted by 13 Kindle customers
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