Citati iz knjige „Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda“ autora Becky Albertalli

Leah once said that she’d rather have people call her fat directly than have to sit there and listen to them talking shit about some other girl’s weight. I actually think I agree with that. Nothing is worse than the secret humiliation of being insulted by proxy.
“I like no endings,” I say. “I like things that don’t end.”
White shouldn’t be the default any more than straight should be the default. There shouldn’t even be a default.
music is always better than no music.
“But probably a love story, right? Something Simonish, with a happy ending.”
“Why does no one ever believe I’m a cynic?”
I think you’re cute and grammatical
The aimlessness of mid-October afternoons.
I aim for the sweet spot of simplicity and badassery.
Do you ever feel locked into yourself? I’m not sure if I’m making sense here. I guess what I mean is that sometimes it seems like everyone knows who I am except me.
“I like no endings,” I say. “I like things that don’t end.”
that’s my family. Everything’s a freaking secret, because everything’s a big deal. Everything is like coming out.
people really are like houses with vast rooms and tiny windows. And maybe it’s a good thing, the way we never stop surprising each other.
I’m not sure if Bram knows that handing me his iPod is like handing me the window to his soul.
But I scoot closer to Bram, until our arms are almost touching, and I can feel him twitch just slightly. Our pinkie fingers are maybe an inch apart, and it’s as if an invisible current runs between them.
But you’re entitled to your emotions,
“Your heterosexist comments aren’t lightening the mood.”
He talked about the ocean between people. And how the whole point of everything is to find a shore worth swimming to.
And I can’t stop smiling. I mean, there are times when it’s actually more work not to smile.
The way I feel about him is like a heartbeat—soft and persistent, underlying everything.
So when the school day ends and nothing extraordinary has happened, it’s a tiny heartbreak.

Everyone who's ever been in love with a classmate knows the feeling.

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