At long last summer is upon us and that means it’s also time for fun summer reading. Most people like to read easy, enjoyable books to kick back with at the beach or pool. Whether your preference is romance, adventure, mystery or thrillers, there are books in every genre imaginable. So here are quotes from some of the books that we at Teen Lit Rocks think you might enjoy reading this summer:
“I somehow knew that the particulars didn’t matter. She was my heart, she was half of me, and nothing, certainly not a few measly hundred miles, was ever going to change that.”
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
“She confused being spartan with being charitable, and gave away her possessions without truly doing good with them.
She confused being sick with being brave, and suffered agonies while imagining she merited praise for it.
She confused wit with intelligence, and made people laugh rather than lightening their hearts or making them think.”
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
“I’ve decided that it’s possible to love someone for entirely selfless reasons, for all of their flaws and weaknesses, and still not succeed in having them love you back. It’s sad, perhaps, but not tragic, unless you dwell forever in the pursuit of their elusive affections.”
#scandal by Sarah Ockler
“Heartless, someone called me the other day. A heartless bitch.
But that’s where I get stuck.
If I’m so heartless, what’s this bruised thing in my chest, full of fire and hope, banging so loud I can’t sleep, can’t think? What is it that aches when he kisses me, aches when I walk away?”
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
“The mistakes you make now count. Not for everything, and not forever. But they do matter, and they shape you.If you take nothing else from what I’ve been through, at least remember this: make your choices well. Because you’ll always be accountable for them. That’s what being an adult is all about.”
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
“Seventeen’s not so young. A hundred years ago people got married when they were practically our age.”
“Yeah, that was before electricity and the Internet. A hundred years ago eighteen-year-old guys were out there fighting wars with bayonets and holding a man’s life in their hands! They lived a lot of life by the time they were our age. What do kids our age know about love and life?”