~Post a quote that really stuck to you after reading it in a book.
~Make sure it isn't a spoiler!
~If you'd like, expand on what you think it means and why you chose it.
This week’s pick was actually quite simple. I knew which book I was going to use, in fact, I had taken to actually underlining (don’t worry, with a pencil!) phrases and quotes that I adored. More on “drawing in books” later :p But just know it was a personal copy. Anyways, this quote stuck out to me, because it felt that in the whirlwind of what was going on, this single part rang true.
Book: Like Mandarin
by Kirsten Hubbard
We could liberate a million trophies. We could fill every river to the brim. But it would never fully substitute for liberating ourselves.
I felt this quote stood out to me because in many ways, Grace is an extremely relatable narrator, based on how impressionable she is. But in this sense and during her explosive friendship with Mandarin, the more they rebelled and the more they fought against the small-town scene, the more this quote just felt right.
Also, I decided my Tumblr would be much more book-quote related, if you’re interested. Plus some pretty pictures ;)
this book on Goodreads
my review of Like Mandarin
author website / blog / twitter