Some of my favorite novels. Each one of these is brilliantly written and has an
amazing story to tell.
1. Thirteen Reasons Why
by Jay Asher
"You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess
with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part.
Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part
of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . .
2. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs
“Stars, too, were time travelers. How many of those ancient points of light were
the last echoes of suns now dead? How many had been born but their light not yet come
this far? If all the suns but ours collapsed tonight, how many lifetimes would it
take us to realize we were alone? I had always known the sky was full of mysteries --
but not until now had I realized how full of them the earth was.”
3. Go Ask Alice
“I'm partly somebody else trying to fit in and say the right things and do the
right thing and be in the right place and wear what everybody else is wearing.
Sometimes I think we're all trying to be shadows of each other, trying to buy the
same records and everything even if we don't like them. Kids are like robots, off an
assembly line, and I don't want to be a robot!”
4. Looking for Alaska
by John Green
“I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her
and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together in
the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a
boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she
was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom
bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane.”
by Edith Pattau
“That's the trouble with loving a wild thing: You're always left watching the