It's 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. They've been best friends almost as long - at least, up until last November, when Josh did something that changed everything. Things have been weird between them ever since, but when Josh's family gets a free AOL CD in the... read more
“And Dylan is one of the friendliest guys i know. The other day, he was checking out library books for his new girlfriend because-oh my god. Dylan was getting those books because he loves his girlfriend. He never did those things for me because I never gave him the chance. I never told him what I was reading or what movies made me cry. I kept enough distance so I would never get hurt. I've always protected myself when it comes to love and maybe that's the problem. By not letting myself get hurt now, it ripples into much bigger pain later. In the future, maybe I never let my husbands see the real me either, so I never give them the chance to learn what makes me happy.”Emma
“"We're here to make sure you and-"Kellan stops talking when she notices the sketches."did you draw those?" "Focus!"Tyson says to Kellan. "Besides,i can't even tell what they are. Go back to drawing Tweety Bird, Picasso. Okay here's the deal. We're kidnapping you."”Tyson, Kellan
“The brick wall screensaver is running. Emma jiggles the mouse. i can see her enter" EmmaNelson4ever@aol.com,"then begin typing"M-i-l-l-i-c""Is your password seriously Millicent?"i ask. Emma looks up at me."How did you guess that?" "i saw the first several letters and...do you want to hear something weird?" Emma shrugs, but doesn't say anything. "on the school email accounts they gave us," i say," i chose Clarence for my password." "No way!" Emma says. "our Hamburger Helper eating-" "Ice-cream- truck driving-" "Middle-aged married couple.""That's them,"i say, and for the briefest moment we exchanged a look as if we can both remember what it felt like to be best friends.”
“Good things come to those who wait.”
“People grow apart, and sometimes there's nothing anyone can do about it.”
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