Last year, Annabel was "the girl who has everything"—at least, that’s the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf’s Department Store. This year, she’s the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister... read more
This book is about a teenage girl named Annabel. She is a model. A couple of summers ago, she met Sophie, a popular girl who was following her sister Kirsten around. After they became friends something happened at a party that made Sophie think Annabel was to blame, and their friendship... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
This book is about a teenage girl named Annabel. She is a model. A couple of summers ago, she met Sophie, a popular girl who was following her sister Kirsten around. After they became friends something happened at a party that made Sophie think Annabel was to blame, and their friendship abruptly ended. Annabel must find a way to put her troubles behind her. She learns that sometimes even music can help in her journey. its also a great book you should read.
“Silence is so freaking loud!”Owen Armstrong
“Don't think or judge; just listen.”Annabelle Greene
“Shhh Annabel, it's just me.”Annabelle Greene
“There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you'd better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you'll never understand what it's saying.”Owen Armstrong
“The unknown isn't always the greatest thing to fear. The people who know you best can be riskier, because the words they say and the things they think have the potential to be not only scary but true, as well.”Annabelle Greene
“Some people think they like music, but they have no idea what it’s really about. They’re kidding themselves. Then there are people who feel strongly about music, but just aren’t listening to the right stuff. They’re misguided. And then there are people like me.”Owen Armstrong
“Music is a total constant. That’s why we have such a strong visceral connection to it, you know? Because a song can take you back instantly to a moment, or a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in you or the world, that one song stays the same, just like that moment.”Owen Armstrong
“'Bacon?' I repeated. 'Which song is that?'”Annabelle Greene
“I said, maybe it sounds incredible in the car wash.”Annabelle Greene
There comes a time in every life when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn to know the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.Highlighted by 66 Kindle customers
a song can take you back instantly to a moment, or a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in you or the world, that one song stays the same, just like that moment. Which is pretty amazing, when you actually think about it.”Highlighted by 57 Kindle customers
Because that is what happens when you try to run from the past. It doesn’t just catch up: it overtakes, blotting out the future, the landscape, the very sky, until there is no path left except that which leads through it, the only one that can ever get you home.Highlighted by 55 Kindle customers
I was beginning to see, though, that the unknown wasn’t always the greatest thing to fear. The people who know you best can be riskier, because the words they say and the things they think have the potential to be not only scary but true, as well.Highlighted by 55 Kindle customers
But being nice wasn’t as easy as it seemed, especially when the rest of the world could be so mean.Highlighted by 51 Kindle customers
The past did affect the present and the future, in the ways you could see and a million ones you couldn’t. Time wasn’t a thing you could divide easily; there was no defined middle or beginning or end. I could pretend to leave the past behind, but it would not leave me.Highlighted by 49 Kindle customers
If you don’t pay attention to the past, you’ll never understand the future. It’s all linked together.Highlighted by 45 Kindle customers
I wondered which was harder, in the end. The act of telling, or who you told it to. Or maybe if, when you finally got it out, the story was really all that mattered.Highlighted by 39 Kindle customers
“The thing is,” Rolly said, “it’s a big deal when you finally get the chance to do the one thing you want to do—need to do—more than anything. It can kind of scare the crap out of you.”Highlighted by 36 Kindle customers
But you can’t always get the perfect moment. Sometimes, you just have to do the best you can, under the circumstances.Highlighted by 33 Kindle customers
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