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I like Young Adult novels because they are straight forward and unpretentious.There might be criticism against adults reading YA, but I love them – they are simple, talk of issues that children are facing and trying to process and is a glimpse into the minds teens. There are so many YA novels I love, and here are some quotes on love from three of my favorite YA books.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
“I am very interested and fascinated how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other.”
“It’s just that I don’t want to be somebody’s crush. If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don’t want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it too.”
“And I guess I realized at that moment that I really did love her. Because there was nothing to gain, and that didn’t matter.”
“It was the kind of kiss that made me know that I was never so happy in my whole life.”
“I just want you to know that you’re very special… and the only reason I’m telling you is that I don’t know if anyone else ever has.”
The Fault in Our Stars- John Green
“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
“You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”
“But I believe in true love, you know? I don’t believe that everybody gets to keep their eyes or not get sick or whatever, but everybody should have true love, and it should last at least as long as your life does.”
We Were Liars – E.Lockhart
“He was contemplation and enthusiasm. Ambition and strong coffee. I could have looked at him forever.”
“One day I looked at Gat, lying in the Clairmont hammock with a book, and he seemed, well, like he was mine. Like he was my particular person.”
“Does she stay because she loves him as meat loves salt? Or does she stay because he has now promised her the kingdom? It is hard for her to tell the difference.”
“I wanted to touch him like he was a bunny, a kitten, something so special and soft your fingertips can’t leave it alone.”
“The universe was good because he was in it.”
“Can I hold your hand?” he asked.
I put mine in his.
“The universe is seeming really huge right now,” he told me. “I need something to hold on to.”