Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces... read more
What if you could never be touched?
Would you feel a longing...
Juliette has been locked up for murder, she was only trying to help.
When Adam shows up her whole world is changed.
This book is a dystopian book. It is very good and I would very much encourage you to read it.
“"Killing time isn't as difficult as it sounds. I can shoot a hundred numbers through the chest and watch them bleed decimal points in the palm of my hand. I can rip the numbers off a clock and watch the hour hands tick tick tick their final tock just before I fall asleep. I can suffocate seconds just by holding my breath. I've been murdering minutes for hours and no one seems to mind."”
“You think that i dont have a heart? You think I don't Feel? You think that just because I CAN inflict pain, that I should? You're just like everyone else. You think I'm a monster like everyone else. You don't understand me at all.... I don't want this. I don't want this life. I don't want to be anything for anyone but myself. I want to make my own choices.”Juliette
“"His smile is laced with dynamite. 'Go to sleep.''Go to Hell.'He works his jaw. Walks to the door. 'I'm working on it.'"”Juliette & Warner
“"God Juliette, I'd follow you anywhere. You're the only good thing left in this world."”Adam Kent
“"Laughter comes from living. I've never really been alive before."”Juliette
“"I lean into his ear. 'Touch me.'And he's nearly undone."”Juliette
“"Don't go your touch is the only thing keeping me from losing my mind."”Adam Kent
“"Rumors are more likely to kill you than I am."”Juliette
“"'Juliette,' he says. 1 breath. 1 kiss. 10 fingers teasing my skin."”Adam
“Summer is like a slow-cooker bringing everything in the world to a boil 1 degree at a time”Juliette's narration
“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart”Juliette
“I'm oxygen and he's dying to breathe”
“Raindrops are my only reminder that clouds have a heartbeat. That I have one, too.””
“I always wonder about raindrops.I wonder about how they're always falling down, tripping over their own feet, breaking their legs and forgetting their parachutes as they tumble right out of the sky toward an uncertain end. It's like someone is emptying their pockets over the earth and doesn't seem to care where the contents fall, doesn't seem to care that the raindrops burst when they hit the ground, that they shatter when they fall to the floor, that people curse the days the drops dare to tap on their doors.”
“Someone picked up the sun and pinned it to the sky again, but every day it hangs a little lower than the day before. It's like a negligent parent who only knows one half of who you are. It never sees how its absence changes people. How different we are in the dark.””
“My life is four walls of missed opportunities poured in concrete molds”
“Hope in this world bleeds out of the barrel of a gun.”
“Hope is a pocket of possibilities.”Juliette
“I'd recognize your eyes anywhere.”Juliette
I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.Highlighted by 30 Kindle customers
The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.Highlighted by 28 Kindle customers
“Go to hell.” He works his jaw. Walks to the door. “I’m working on it.”Highlighted by 19 Kindle customers
I can shoot a hundred numbers through the chest and watch them bleed decimal points in the palm of my hand. I can rip the numbers off a clock and watch the hour hand tick tick tick its final tock just before I fall asleep. I can suffocate seconds just by holding my breath. I’ve been murdering minutes for hours and no one seems to mind.Highlighted by 16 Kindle customers
Hope is hugging me, holding me in its arms, wiping away my tears and telling me that today and tomorrow and two days from now I will be just fine and I’m so delirious I actually dare to believe it.Highlighted by 16 Kindle customers
He’s a hot bath, a short breath, 5 days of summer pressed into 5 fingers writing stories on my body.Highlighted by 14 Kindle customers
Truth is a jealous, vicious mistress that never ever sleeps, is what I don’t tell him. I’ll never be okay.Highlighted by 13 Kindle customers
“Laughter comes from living.” I shrug, try to sound indifferent. “I’ve never really been alive before.”Highlighted by 12 Kindle customers
“H-how could you possibly care about someone . . . like me?” I’m barely breathing, nervous and petrified but somehow staring at his lips, studying the shape, counting the drops of water tumbling over the hills and valleys of his mouth. “Because I’m in love with you.”Highlighted by 12 Kindle customers
He’s running his hands down my body running his eyes across my face running laps with his heart and I’m running marathons with my mind.Highlighted by 12 Kindle customers
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