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  • R U down? Mina Mooney stood,hunched over the back of the chair at her desk,staring at the three words on her monitor. - See what this is from!
  • "Elle est morte!" Lenobia's world exploded with the sound of a scream and three small words. - See what this is from!
  • "I'm dying," said the voice. - See what this is from!
  • "So, your dead grandfather left you a map for your birthday, huh?" - See what this is from!
  • "This is it, Dawgs," I say. "From boys to men. Tenth grade is the year we tag all the bases. - See what this is from!
  • "This isn't going to be easy," I mutter, staring at the solid metal door that leads to the Engine Room on the Shipper Level of Godspeed. - See what this is from!
  • "This isn't one of those scare-you-straight schools, is it?" I asked Ms. Vaughn, as we passed the heavy chain-link gate. - See what this is from!
  • 'He didn't get out?' Zeke was in a panic. 'What do you mean he didn't get out!' - See what this is from!
  • 'If I was going to kill the Prophet,' I say, not even keeping my voice low, 'I'd do it in Africa.' - See what this is from!
  • 'So I was reading this Vonnegut novel,' I said to Samantha. - See what this is from!
  • 'There are places you can go,' Ariana tells him, 'and a guy as smart as you has a decent chance of surviving to eighteen.' - See what this is from!
  • 2 cups sharing 1 cup love 1 tablespoon essence of warmth, divided 3/4 cup comfort, for seasoning 1 cup confidence, plus for kneading 1. In a large bowl, sift together sharing and love. - See what this is from!
  • A couple things made that day stand out more than any other: it was my sixth birthday, and my mother was wielding a knife. - See what this is from!
  • A disquieting sense of irritation awakened Neferet. - See what this is from!
  • A girl sat just three chairs down from Noah talking to her hand. - See what this is from!
  • A gunshot is the loudest sound in the universe. Especially if the bullet is coming at you. - See what this is from!
  • A mystery . But at least I am open to the possibility of exploring that of which I don't understand. - See what this is from!
  • A wise man once wrote: In war, truth is the first casuality. - See what this is from!
  • Abby Warner strolls around the ginkgo tree, one hand drifting lazily over the thick calluses of bark. - See what this is from!
  • After four nights on the run, I was finally safe, tucked into bed and enjoying the deep, dreamless sleep of the dead... until the dead decided they'd really rather have me awake. - See what this is from!
  • Ahhhhhhhh! The girls raced to the door and pounded and kicked and scratched. Let! Us! Out! - See what this is from!
  • Alex and I are lying together on a blanket in the backyard of 37 Brooks. - See what this is from!
  • Aliens are stupid. I'm not talking about real aliens. The Others aren't stupid. The Others are so far ahead of us, it's like comparing the dumbest human to the smartest dog. No Contest. - See what this is from!
  • All I did was ask a stupid question. - See what this is from!
  • All I needed was handcuffs. If my wrists had been chained to the seat, the scene could have been taken straight from one of those movies where they show the bus bringing the new guy to the prison. - See what this is from!
  • All night long Seven Sisters whispher and gigle and then, all together, they ruch Orion the Hunter and tickle him, and Orion the Hunter laughs so hard he shakes every star in the sky, not to mention Mooncow laughs and splashes and rools on her back and goes floating down down down Milky Way, and she laughs a great moomoonlaugh and kicks at a lavender star goes shooting across the sky, up the sky and down the sky, a lavender snowfireball down the highnight down...down...down.. - See what this is from!
  • All the beasts in Howling Forest were safe in their caves, nests and burrows. - See what this is from!
  • All the most powerful emotions come from chaos, fear, anger, love, especially love. Love is chaos itself. Think about it! Love makes no sense. It shakes you up and spins you around. And then, eventually, it falls apart. - See what this is from!
  • All this happened, more or less. - See what this is from!
  • Amy's emails started in late July and kept coming all summer. Each one made Matthew little more nervous. - See what this is from!
  • An hour before Azalea's first ball began, she paced the ballroom floor, tracing her toes in a waltz. - See what this is from!
  • And it was as if my heart stopped beating and the world stopped turning. - See what this is from!
  • Anything can happen in the blink of an eye. Anything at all. - See what this is from!
  • April is the cruelest month, I thought as I sat with Cindy at the basketball game. - See what this is from!
  • Are you all right, Mr. Frank? - See what this is from!
  • As Duncan walked through the stone archway leading into the senior dorm, he had two things on his mind: what "treasure" had been left behind for him and Tragedy Paper. - See what this is from!
  • As far as I'm concerned, the class trip, or should I say my trying to get out of going on the class trip, actually started the night before we left, Sunday, the fifth day of October. - See what this is from!
  • As I stepped over to the den and crept through the door, I wondered if that's what it was all about. Friends. People you know. People you used to know. People you think you once knew, but you probably never did. You probably knew just part of them, the part of them that was your friend. - See what this is from!
  • As it turns out, if a person dies badly, sometimes the soul can't escape the body and will have to feed off the living forever. - See what this is from!
  • As my bare feet sank into the wet earth, I tried not to think about dead bodies buried beneath me. - See what this is from!
  • As my best friend Merenda and I evacuate the belching yellow school bus on the last day of school, a three-part plan congeals for me. - See what this is from!
  • At a normal high school, having class outside on a georgeous May day is usually pretty awesome. - See what this is from!
  • At night in our town, it's music everywhere. - See what this is from!
  • At the moment when life as he had known it changed forever, Alex Morales was behind the counter at Joey's Pizza, slicing a spinach pesto pie into roughly eight pieces. - See what this is from!
  • At twelve years old, David King was too young to die. At least he thought so. - See what this is from!
  • Attending Burning Man made me simultaneously one of the most photographed people on the planet and one of the least surveilled humans in the modern world. - See what this is from!
  • Because the things that happened to me were so strange, I know that some people will find them hard to believe. - See what this is from!
  • Before anyone reading this thinks to call me a slut-or even just imagines I'm incredibly popular-let me point out that this list includes absolutely every single boy I have ever had the slightest little any-kind-of-anything with. - See what this is from!
  • Before I died, I hid my secrets in the Master Oak. This book is about my best friend, Vera Dietz, who eventually found them. - See what this is from!
  • Being dead was colder than Mark had expected. - See what this is from!
  • Benny Imura couldn't hold a job, so he took to killing. - See what this is from!
  • Benny Imura was appalled to learn that the Apocalypse came with homework. - See what this is from!
  • Bev says when she's onstage she feels the world holding its breath for her. - See what this is from!
  • Bibwit Harte, most learned albino in the land, tutor and adviser to four generations of Heart queens. bustled along a path on the grounds of Heart Palace. - See what this is from!
  • Brady Callahan pretended not to see the two guys who were watching her from behind a nearby tree. - See what this is from!
  • Brown fingertips raced across my swollen belly as raindrops made a pitter-patter sound on the windowpane. - See what this is from!
  • By the time Jazz got to the field outside town, yellow police tape was everywhere, strung from stake to stake in a sort of drunken, off-kilter hexagon. - See what this is from!
  • Calder was a Fetch, a death escort, and had been since his own death at the age of nineteen. - See what this is from!
  • Can I please go now? I'm staring at my mom, willing her to stop talking and acknowledge me. - See what this is from!
  • CAT FIGHT- about the only good thing that can happen the first day of school. - See what this is from!
  • Climb the starved rck bluffs? - See what this is from!
  • D'Ablo's flesh had almost completely healed from his blistering battle with the sun a year and a half before, but his hand...his hand was gone for good. - See what this is from!
  • Damon hurts everyone. He doesn't seem to be able to help it. But there was something weird about him today. - See what this is from!
  • David often wondered about how he happened to be sitting there on the stair landing, within arm's reach of the headless cupid, at the very moment when his stepmother left Westerly House to bring Amanda home. - See what this is from!
  • Dear Ms. Clarry, It has come to our attention that you are incredibly bad at being a teenager. - See what this is from!
  • Devlin stood immobile as the spectral girl approached. - See what this is from!
  • Diamonds are a girl's bestfriend...so is carbohydrate. - See what this is from!
  • Do you know how many laws we're breaking? - See what this is from!
  • Don't forget the theater. I was never able to be on stage, but you have the looks of a star. - See what this is from!
  • Drop me off here, Mom! Adam said. They were a couple of blocks from the school. - See what this is from!
  • Dust rose in stifling clouds into the Arabian sky. - See what this is from!
  • Dying really isn't so bad after you've done it once. - See what this is from!
  • Elowyn Eden and I became best friends. - See what this is from!
  • Even before he got electrocuted, Jason was having a rotten day. - See what this is from!
  • Even over the sea, Thea could smell the blood on her. - See what this is from!
  • Ever since the fifth grade, I've had this imaginary audience in my head who follow me around and watch me like I'm the star in a movie. - See what this is from!
  • Every student at Saskatoon Collegiate knew about the lottery. It was always held in the second week of September, during Shadow Council's first official session. Rumor had it that a coffin containing the name of every S.C. student was placed in front of the blindfolded Shadow president. The lid was lifted, the president dipped a hand among the shifting, whispering papers, and a name was pulled. - See what this is from!
  • Everybody has fears, right? - See what this is from!
  • Everyone has secrets. Some are just bigger and dirtier than others. - See what this is from!
  • Everyone has that one line they swear they'll never cross, the one thing they say they'll never do. Not something serious like I'll never kill anyone or I'll never invade Russia in the winter. Usually, it's something less earth-shattering. - See what this is from!
  • Everyone was looking for Jennifer Jones. She was dangerous, the newspapers said. She posed a threat to children and should be kept behind bars. - See what this is from!
  • Everywhere I look,I trip over them, and land on more. - See what this is from!
  • Exhausted. The whole family looks like death after an all-day meeting. - See what this is from!
  • Feeling like you fit in as a freshman in high school is tough enough, but it really sucks when you're only half-vampire. - See what this is from!
  • Finn had been flung on his face and chained to the stone slabs of the transitway. - See what this is from!
  • First the colors. Then the humans. That's usually how I see things. Or at least, how I try. - See what this is from!
  • First thing I did was, I stole a body. I could have made my own, but I wasn't in an artistic frame of mind. - See what this is from!
  • For all of these two hundred years, none of us has seen a drought like this. - See what this is from!
  • For five years my master, Henry Horrocks, had trained me as a spook, teaching me how to deal with ghosts, boggarts, witches, and all manner of creatures from the dark. - See what this is from!
  • For the record, I wasn't around the day they decided to become Dumb. - See what this is from!
  • Four pretty girls from Rosewood find themselves faced with an old frenemy they thought had gone up in flames-literally. - See what this is from!
  • Gazing out at the quiet lake, I know the risk is worth it. - See what this is from!
  • Go on inside. He's waiting for you, the deputy said. - See what this is from!
  • Graham is worried about me. - See what this is from!
  • Guinevere stood at the narrow window and looked out on a bright September day. - See what this is from!
  • Happy birthday, Bella! Shh! I hissed, glancing around the lot to make sure no one heard her. - See what this is from!
  • Have you damned, me? - See what this is from!
  • He began his new life standing up, surrounded by cold darkness and stale, dusty air. - See what this is from!
  • He began his new life standing up, surrounded by cold darkness and stale, dusty air. - See what this is from!
  • He was still searching for the USB when the first alarms sounded. The defused lock on the roof must have been found by security. The soldiers would be here any minute now, searching for him. - See what this is from!
  • He was there right from the beginning, of course...but at first, no one noticed him. Except me. - See what this is from!
  • He's fighting a nightmare when they come for him. - See what this is from!
  • Henry Smith's father told him that if you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you. - See what this is from!
  • Her parents were going to kill her for this. - See what this is from!
  • Here is everything I know about France: Madeline and Amelie and Moulin Rouge. The Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, although I have no idea what function of either actually is. - See what this is from!
  • Here we are at the Scenic-Vu Motel in downtown Pineville, Idaho, where every teenage boy has a Ford pickup truck-except me and the other three Dudes from Bear Flats who are sitting here in Room 9 trying to locate the advertised view. - See what this is from!
  • Here's the thing about dragons: I know absolutely nothing whatsoever about them. - See what this is from!
  • His heart stopped....It had nothing to do with nerves. - See what this is from!
  • Holly: Legends of unicorns occur all over the world throughout recorded history. - See what this is from!
  • Honey, can I talk to you for a moment? asked my mother. Uh-huh," I said without looking up from the pages of my True Romance novel. - See what this is from!
  • I almost died before I could fly. That is what I remember most about when I was little. - See what this is from!
  • I am riding the bicycle and I am on Route 31 in Monument, Massachusetts, on my way to Rutterburg, Vermont, and I'm pedaling furiously because this is an old-fashioned bike, no speeds, no fenders, only the warped tires and the brakes that don't always work and the handlebars with cracked rubber grips to steer with. - See what this is from!
  • I bear a deep red stain that runs from my left shoulder down to my right hip, a trail left by the herbwitch's poison that my mother used to try to expel me from her womb. - See what this is from!
  • I believe in ghosts. Simple as that, I believe in ghosts. - See what this is from!
  • I BOLTED UPRIGHT IN THE bathtub and hacked a mouthful of water. - See what this is from!
  • I breezed down the line of cars, so cool you’d never have known I was looking for a way to board the boat. - See what this is from!
  • I can't break up with Graham today, even though I told my friends I'd do it the next time I saw him. - See what this is from!
  • I couldn't shut out the screams. - See what this is from!
  • I didn't know anything about death until I began studying philosophy. - See what this is from!
  • I didn't tell Dad about Granmama's white owl. I know I should have. - See what this is from!
  • I don't know how I ended up on this side of Hollister Road, lying in this ditch. - See what this is from!
  • I don't know why you want to move to that honky suburb, Jordan told his mother. Jordan, you know how I feel about that word, she said. - See what this is from!
  • I don't like cages. - See what this is from!
  • I don't listen to nothing in Collins' math class. - See what this is from!
  • I felt like I was trapped in one of those terrifying nightmares, the one where you have to run, run till your lungs burst, but you can't make your body move fast enough. - See what this is from!
  • I had developed this theory all summer: if I could be perfectly, ideally, totally normal for the first day of my senior year, which was today, then I could do it for the first week, which was only Wednesday through Friday. - See what this is from!
  • I have a confession. - See what this is from!
  • I have been in love with Titus Oates for quite a while now - which is ridiculous, since he's been dead for ninety years. - See what this is from!
  • I have been in love with Titus Oates for quite a while now-which is ridiculous, since he's been dead for ninety years. - See what this is from!
  • I knew something was wrong the minute I shut the door of number 13, Arrowsmith House, Tuffley. I'd lived there as long as I could remember. What I didn't know was I'd just closed the door on that part of my life. - See what this is from!
  • I knew today would be ugly. When you're single-handedly responsible for getting your church, your pastor, and every one of your former friends and their parents sued for millions of dollars, you expect to make some enemies. Fine. It's just that I hoped my first day of school -of high school, thank you, which I've only been looking forward to my entire life - might turn out to be at least slightly better than eating live bugs. But I guess I was wrong. - See what this is from!
  • I let the tips of both my swords dig into the sandy arena floor. - See what this is from!
  • I lie in pieces on the floor. - See what this is from!
  • I lived in constant fear for ten long years, from the time I was four until I was fourteen years old. - See what this is from!
  • I love Jeremy's new habit of picking me up at the bus stop by school every morning. - See what this is from!
  • I manage to grab the snake, but not without twisting my foot and falling butt-first into the creek. - See what this is from!
  • I may be heaven-sent, but I'm not perfect. - See what this is from!
  • I melted back from the window to keep my nightgown from reflecting the pale light of the swelling moon, flattening myself against the ridged window frame. - See what this is from!
  • I never had a brain until Freak came along and let me borrow his for a while, and that's the truth, the whole truth. - See what this is from!
  • I never meant for it to happen like this. But if I had the chance, there's no way I would take it all back. - See what this is from!
  • I never thought I'd have a story worth telling, at least not one about me. - See what this is from!
  • I opened my eyes. My legs were bound and my head ached. - See what this is from!
  • I peered into the deep-sea canyon. hoping to spot a toppled skyscraper. Maybe even the Statue of Liberty. - See what this is from!
  • I pulled back the thin blanket and swing my legs over the edge of the bed. When I stand up, the tiled floor feels icy cold on my bare feet, but that's good --it reminds me that I'm alive. - See what this is from!
  • I remember lying in the snow, a small red spot of warm going cold, surrounded by wolves. - See what this is from!
  • I repeated that word over and over again in my mind, trying to clear my head. - See what this is from!
  • I saw it like this: a single worker at some faraway oil refinery with his head tilted down, peering into a pipe, waiting for one more drop that never came. Doesn't mean it was really like that. It probably wasn't. But that's what I saw in my mind's eye the night our parents called to say that their trip had been extended. Indefinitely. - See what this is from!
  • I should be in calculus, reviewing for the final, not at the police station. - See what this is from!
  • I should have known tonight's watch would kiss the mule's bum when Sergeant Ahuda stopped me after baton traffic. - See what this is from!
  • I spent the last Friday of summer vacation spreading hot, sticky tar across the roof of George Washington High. - See what this is from!
  • I stare at the drain in the center of the concrete floor. - See what this is from!
  • I started calling my dad Zozo when I was just a little kid, because of this fascinating scar on his face. - See what this is from!
  • I started playing soccer and being friends with Lena in the third grade; six years later, they both turned on me. - See what this is from!
  • I stood before our family alter. - See what this is from!
  • I suppose there are worse things than being soggy and dateless and shoveling bunny carcasses into a garbage bin on Valentine's day, but if there are, I can't think of any. Dad might say being dead in a ditch is worse. Mom would say being dead in a ditch wearing tattered underwear is worse still, at which point Dad might say dead is dead, what does underwear have to do with it anyway. - See what this is from!
  • I though Kate was reaching foe another Nilla Wafer when it happened. Turned out, she wasn't. - See what this is from!
  • I used to think death was the worst thing that could happen to a person. - See what this is from!
  • I want to have a party, Alice McCoy was saying to her as they wove through the crowds in the outdoor hallway toward Jessica's locker room. - See what this is from!
  • I WAS BEING FOLLOWED. It was kind of ironic, considering the way I'd been following others for the last few weeks. - See what this is from!
  • I was born with water on the brain. - See what this is from!
  • I was forbidden to play at the sawmill, but from behind Miss Lena's store where I was nibbling on a chocolate-covered Moon Pie and sipping on a peach Nehi, it beckoned to me through the shimmering heat waves. - See what this is from!
  • I was in the womb eleven and one half months, came out fat, durable and gorgeous. - See what this is from!
  • I was never suppose to end up in North Carolina. - See what this is from!
  • I was seven the first time I was sent away. - See what this is from!
  • I was sitting at the edge of the clearing, trying not to stare at the body on the ground in front of me. - See what this is from!
  • I was sixteen years old the day I was lost in the forest, sixteen the day I met my death. - See what this is from!
  • I was used to being the hunter. If I saw something I wanted, I stalked it, smelled it, made it mine. By "it" I mean "him," of course. - See what this is from!
  • I was walking to school, lost in feeling sorry for myself - my dad was dead, my mom in rehab, my girlfriend missing - when I saw the Bat Lady for the first time. - See what this is from!
  • I was walking to school, lost in feeling sorry for myself-my dad was dead, my mom in rehab, my girlfriend missing-when I saw the Bat Lady for the first time. - See what this is from!
  • I was with Hester when we saw the comet in the night sky over London, saw it before anyone spoke of it or wondered what it meant. - See what this is from!
  • I wasn't at all surprised when Cinderella gave me the finger. - See what this is from!
  • I will never forget the day my family got cut off from the Internet. - See what this is from!
  • I wish I could tell you that my story ended here. - See what this is from!
  • I wish looks didn't matter. - See what this is from!
  • I woke in Oakhaven, entirely ruined. - See what this is from!
  • I woke to the sound of a mosquito whining in my left ear and my mother screeching in the right. - See what this is from!
  • I wonder where the light goes when it's not here. I mean, I know that darkness is the absence of light, but where does the light go when it's not here? And how do you know if it'll ever come back? - See what this is from!
  • I'd been dreaming I was being chased by a giant pit bull. - See what this is from!
  • I'll tell you straight: The dead are coming back. - See what this is from!
  • I'm afraid I'm going to start blathering in a couple seconds - See what this is from!
  • I'm cold. I'm freezing, actually. Waves are crashing against the backs of my legs, and the water, which this afternoon had been a warm turquoise, has turned an icy black. The rocks to which I'm clinging are cutting into my fingertips and the bottoms of my feet. They're slippery as a glacier, but I can't let go or I'll fall into that frigid water, in which - no exaggeration - sharks are swarming beneath me. - See what this is from!
  • I'm dreaming of the boy in the tree and at the exact moment I'm about to hear the answer that I've been waiting for, the flashlights yank me out of what could have been one of those perfect moments of clarity people talk about for the rest of their lives. - See what this is from!
  • I'm fatalistic. I've always had the feeling that time was running out. - See what this is from!
  • I'm quite sure that, in twenty or thirty years' time, people will say about this morning, "I'll never forget where I was when I heard the news." - See what this is from!
  • I'm sitting at one of the three stoplights in Dagmar on Monday morning when Kurt Markham strolls down the crosswalk in front of me so slowly that he's only halfway across the street before the light turns green. - See what this is from!
  • I'm told that the day I was born, Uncle Paolo held my against his white lab coat and whispered, "She is perfect." - See what this is from!
  • I've been locked up for 264 days. - See what this is from!
  • I've watched through his eyes, I've listened through his ears, and I tell you he's the one. Or at least as close as we're going to get. - See what this is from!
  • If Evan had known what would be hidden in his shoebox later that day, he might not have minded decorating it so much. - See what this is from!
  • If friendship has an opposite, it has to be war. - See what this is from!
  • If he touches her, I swear I'm going to rip out his guts with my bare hands and send them to his next of kin for lunch. - See what this is from!
  • If I had to describe my best friend, Bethany, in one word, it would be persistent. - See what this is from!
  • If I read one more piece in the newspaper about the murder, or see one more in-depth account on the local TV news, I'm going to run away from home. - See what this is from!
  • If I stopped running I was dead. My lungs were on fire, my heart pumping acid, every muscle in my body threatening to cramp. - See what this is from!
  • If I'd known I'd be living in Benders Hollow, California, when I was sixteen, I would have traded back every complaint I had about my life for a bus ticket out of this place. - See what this is from!
  • If I'd known I'd be living in Benders Hollow, California, when I was sixteen, I would have traded back every complaint I had about my life for a bus ticket out of this place. - See what this is from!
  • If I'd known what there was to know about Early Auden, that strangest of boys, I might have been scared off, or at least kept my distance like all the others. - See what this is from!
  • If it were up to my dad, my entire life would be on video. - See what this is from!
  • If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. - See what this is from!
  • If your teacher has to die, August isn't a bad time of the year for it. - See what this is from!
  • If your teacher has to die, August isn't a bad time of year for it. - See what this is from!
  • Ignatius drew the curved blade along the whetstone slowly, the gritty sound filling his ears. - See what this is from!
  • In 1914 my story begins. With me. - See what this is from!
  • In a carved wooden frame on my mother's bedside table sits a photograph of me taken on the day that I got engaged. - See what this is from!
  • In Gatlin, it's funny how the good things are all tied up with the bad. - See what this is from!
  • In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. - See what this is from!
  • In the beginning was the wormhole. - See what this is from!
  • In the darkened hospital room, Montmorency's skeleton lay illuminated on a flat board a few inches from the floor. - See what this is from!
  • In the dim hovel, the mother clenched her body into one final, straining push, and the baby slithered out into Gaia's ready hands. - See what this is from!
  • In the town, there were two mutes and they were always together. - See what this is from!
  • In these dungeons the darkness was complete, but Katsa had a map in her mind. - See what this is from!
  • Inside suite 15 at the six-hundred-bucks-per-night Montecito Inn in Santa Barbara, California, seventeen-year-old Anna Percy stretched languidly and took in her reflection in the antique mirror over the Van Lutz chest of drawers. - See what this is from!
  • Isabelle Scott kicked her legs, propelling herself to the ocean surface with a final burst of adrenaline even as her lungs screamed for air. - See what this is from!
  • It all feels like a dream, but I know I'm standing in front of my grandparent's house staring at the gruesome scene. - See what this is from!
  • It began after midnight with a low hum, an electric buzz like that of a bass guitar string. - See what this is from!
  • It began with a battle. A nasty one. Then again, is there such a thing as a nice battle? - See what this is from!
  • It has been sixty-four years since the president and the Consortium identified love as a disease, and forty-three since the scientists perfected a cure. - See what this is from!
  • It is a story. It will do what you tell it to. - See what this is from!
  • It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains. - See what this is from!
  • It is night, and our old house by the river is finally quiet. - See what this is from!
  • It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die. - See what this is from!
  • It looks like an engagement ring, with a blue stone, like aquamarine? - See what this is from!
  • It starts and ends with the knife. - See what this is from!
  • It was a pleasure to burn. - See what this is from!
  • It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York. - See what this is from!
  • It was impossible to start school without remembering him. - See what this is from!
  • It was supposed to be a trip to the Grand Canyon, a trip I didn't want to take. - See what this is from!
  • It was the smell that began to drive Thomas slightly mad. - See what this is from!
  • It wasn't every day you learned that you were the son of a ferocious demon and that your destiny was to end the world. - See what this is from!
  • It's always embarrassing to have someone take you to school. - See what this is from!
  • It's like he came out of nowhere. - See what this is from!
  • IT'S MY BEST IDEA YET. Coop's got a huge grin on his face as he wrestles his ice skate onto his left foot. - See what this is from!
  • It's my fifth day of summer vacation and I'm about to be killed by a Doberman. - See what this is from!
  • It's overwhelming. A city's worth of angry faces staring at me like I'm a wicked criminal - which, I promise you, I'm not. - See what this is from!
  • It's so hard to talk when you want to kill yourself. - See what this is from!
  • It's the last Friday night in August, and instead of dancing on a table at Melanie Jaffin's party with the rest of the soon-to-be junior class, I am crouched behind a tower of Meow Mix in the pet-food aisle of Shop-Co, watching my mother hyperventilate. - See what this is from!
  • It's your movie. - See what this is from!
  • Jane Roberts leaned against her dresser, studying the way her white silk nightie looked against her sun-kissed skin. - See what this is from!
  • Joyce stared at herself in the mirror, twisting her head from side to side, finger combing more of her long black hair over the unsightly bulge that used to be her temple. - See what this is from!
  • Kates. Katie? KAITLIN! Get up! Nadine's muffled voice calls as I lay motionless beneath my heavenly 600-thread-count comforter. - See what this is from!
  • Kaye took another drag on her cigarette and dropped it into her mother's beer bottle. - See what this is from!
  • Kayla Reed spoke directly into the camera as it closed in on her earnest face. - See what this is from!
  • Knowing what I know now, I'd say my foster mother had her reasons for throwing a kitchen knife at me. - See what this is from!
  • Lex wondered, for a fleeting moment, what her principal's head might look like if it were stabbed atop a giant wooden spear. - See what this is from!
  • Like so many of Natalie's early memories, this one is full of color: the fresh yellow straw, the red blood that was pooling way too fast, the silver bucket kicked aside, the damp quivering brown fur. - See what this is from!
  • LISTEN TO ME. We don't have much time. My name is Whit Allgood. I guess you've heard of me and my sister, Wisty, and of the crazy stuff that's happened, but here's the thing: it's so much worse than you think it is. - See what this is from!
  • Looking back, I would say everything in my life changed the summer I turned thirteen and my dad turned into Elvis. - See what this is from!
  • Lord Francis Fox-Selwyn felt the pressure of the blade against his head. - See what this is from!
  • Lousy idea, us sitting like that on the railroad tracks. - See what this is from!
  • Lucky for me, I don't get panicky in small dark spaces or anything. - See what this is from!
  • Makenna had to stretch onto her toes to reach the small stone lamp, for the shelf that held it was higher that a grown women's head, and she was only eleven. - See what this is from!
  • Man the boarding Party to starboard, yells the Captain. - See what this is from!
  • Mimi, I'm dying for you to see my dress, I say into the purple-rhinestone-studded cell phone. - See what this is from!
  • Moggle Aya whispered. You awake? - See what this is from!
  • Mom loves wings. - See what this is from!
  • Mommy forgot to warn the new babysitter about the basement. - See what this is from!
  • Moonlight is what started everything, what led me to the edge one May night. Yes, I know I sound like a lunatic, but it's fitting since Luna is my last name. - See what this is from!
  • Most days, Patrice Williams really didn't know which she liked least: walking home or actually getting there. - See what this is from!
  • Most people think that death is the end. - See what this is from!
  • Most people would find being led into an underground bunker on a stormy night scary. Not me. - See what this is from!
  • My dad drinks too much and my mom eats too much, which pretty much sums up why I am the way I am: a knotted mass of anxiety, a walking cold sweat. - See what this is from!
  • My father is a control freak, I hate my stepmother, my brother is dead and my mother has...well...issues. - See what this is from!
  • My fingers grip the ledge, searching for cracks. the rest of me dangles into empty sky like some demented human windsock. - See what this is from!
  • My life could not possibly suck more than it does right now. - See what this is from!
  • My life has been one big audition. - See what this is from!
  • My mom always promised me she would keep me safe, and then she disappeared. My dad made no such promise. - See what this is from!
  • My mother and I both spent a lot of time in hospitals. Unlike her, I survived. - See what this is from!
  • My name is Dovey Coe, and I reckon it don't matter if you like me or not. - See what this is from!
  • My name is Jessie Elliot and this is my last summer as a CHILD. - See what this is from!
  • My name is Mina and I love the night. - See what this is from!
  • My name is not Edie. - See what this is from!
  • My name is Rue, like kangaroo or like "You'll RUE the day we met, mwa-ha-ha!" - See what this is from!
  • My parents died on a hot August evening. It was my sixteenth birthday, and my best friend, Annie, and I had snuck out to Santa Rosa for the day to celebrate. - See what this is from!
  • My parents died on a hot August evening. It was my sixteenth birthday. - See what this is from!
  • My parents were college professors and not too well acquainted with a kitchen, so to them a hot lunch only meant something that had been left out in the sun. - See what this is from!
  • My see-you-later-when-I-feel-like-it friend, Elizabeth Parnell, has moved up a table in the middle of our class so she can sit with Sarah Jane Peabody, leaving me back here all alone, bubbling and fuming like a pot of Mama's half-burned stew. - See what this is from!
  • My sweat smells like peanut butter. - See what this is from!
  • My wings and halo were too large. - See what this is from!
  • No matter how hard I tried to enjoy myself on graduation night, I couldn't party the way I wanted to. - See what this is from!
  • No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. Oftentimes, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same. - See what this is from!
  • No poof. - See what this is from!
  • Not to brag or anything, but if you saw me from behind, you'd probably think I was perfect. - See what this is from!
  • November Nelson lurched to the bathroom, feeling faint and not quite in control of her suddenly unsteady legs. - See what this is from!
  • Now I know what invisible feels like. - See what this is from!
  • Now that I've found the way to fly, which direction should I go into the night? - See what this is from!
  • Obscene graffiti. Smashed windows. - See what this is from!
  • Of all the kids in the seventh grade at Camillo Junior High, there was one kid that Mrs. Baker hated with heat whiter than the sun. Me. - See what this is from!
  • Oh, bleep. I was going to die. I was going to die a horrible, gruesome, painful death. - See what this is from!
  • Okay, so maybe my list isn't the same as yours. - See what this is from!
  • On Career Day Lily visited her dad's work and discovered he worked for a mad scientist who wanted to rule the earth through destruction and desolation. - See what this is from!
  • On the early coast of Idjit, where two a.m. looked south over the darkened straits toward the island of Gorgossium, there was a house, its facade much decorated, set high upon the cliffs. - See what this is from!
  • On the last day of Hannah Armstrong's existence, things were normal for a while. - See what this is from!
  • Once upon a time in a land far, far away there lived a brave king and a beautiful queen, who were so much in love that wherever they went, people stopped what they were doing just to watch them pass. - See what this is from!
  • Once upon a time there was a pair of pants. - See what this is from!
  • Once upon a time, a girl named September grew very tired indeed of her parents' house, where she washed the same pink-and-yellow teacups and matching gravy boats every day, slept on the same embroidered pillow, and played with the same small and amiable dog. - See what this is from!
  • One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And the next minute he was gone. - See what this is from!
  • One summer day in Frog Creek, Pennsylvania, a mysterious tree house appeared in the woods. - See what this is from!
  • One summer night I fell asleep, hoping the world would be different when I woke. - See what this is from!
  • Our arrival didn't exactly go as planned. - See what this is from!
  • Our cat's named Zucchini, and we call him Zook, but that's not the most important thing about him. - See what this is from!
  • People think I'm crazy because I see lights. I've seen them all my life. - See what this is from!
  • Phoebe and her friends held their breath as the dead girl in the plaid skirt walked past their table in the lunchroom. - See what this is from!
  • Quintillius Farthing sat on the high stool at the stage manager's post in the darkened wings of his uncle's theatre contemplating murder. - See what this is from!
  • Rachel stood very still. - See what this is from!
  • Rocking on the waves of the ocean, I dreamt I was swimming with a great dragon who winked at me. - See what this is from!
  • Ruby said I'd never drown - not in deep ocean, not by shipwreck, not even by falling drunk into someone's bottomless backyard pool. - See what this is from!
  • Rules. They were what he hated most. He hated them more than bubble gum on his shoe. He hated them more than Mrs. Topper's suspicious gaze. He might even have hated them more than Principal Dorfman's nasty accusations. Rules, Clouds said, were the root of all evil. And believe me, when Clouds McFadden said something, he meant it. - See what this is from!
  • Ruth Ackroyd was in the garden checking the rhubarb when the RAF Spitfire accidentally shot her chimney pot to bits. - See what this is from!
  • Ryder woke to the sound of clattering bones. - See what this is from!
  • Sadie Kane Here. If you're listening to this, congratulations! You survived Doomsday. - See what this is from!
  • Sammy Perez' palms were slimed with sweat. - See what this is from!
  • Schlaak! The pickax hit the wall of earth and, sparking on an unseen shard of flint, sank deep into the clay, coming to a sudden halt with a dull thud. - See what this is from!
  • Serene was a word you could put to Brooklyn, New York. - See what this is from!
  • Seventeen, dead, and in charge of heaven's dark angels - all itching to kill someone. - See what this is from!
  • Seventeen, dead, and in charge of heaven's dark angels-all itching to kill someone. Yup, that's me, Madison, the new dark timekeeper with a clue. - See what this is from!
  • Sexuality is the most confusing thing about being a teenager. - See what this is from!
  • She can't, trapped as she is by the paralytic field that holds her suspended. - See what this is from!
  • She wished something would happen. - See what this is from!
  • She'd never killed before tonight. - See what this is from!
  • Silent as a shadow, the assassin flitted from roof to roof. - See what this is from!
  • Sister Theresa handed me this farewell gift with such relief that it might as well have been a key to her shackles. - See what this is from!
  • Six elephants could have gotten off the monthly train and they wouldn't have been as big a deal to Arley as her precious box of Penny Dreadfuls. - See what this is from!
  • Small Sam was playing in the parking lot behind the Waitrose supermarket when the grown-ups took him. - See what this is from!
  • Snow fell hard: big, sticky flakes that got under my coat collar where the top button was missing. - See what this is from!
  • Somebody died here once. I'm convinced of it. Somewhere here, in this huge garden. I feel them watching me. - See what this is from!
  • Somehow I knew my time had come when Bambi Barnes tore her order book into little pieces, hurled it in the air like confetti, and got fired from the Rainbow Diner in Pensacola right in the middle of lunchtime rush. - See what this is from!
  • Sometimes I look in a mirror and there's nobody looking back. I know I have a reflection. I just don't see it. - See what this is from!
  • Sometimes I try to go back and remember the me before I was ever diagnosed with a learning disability, back before I ever knew I was different, back to the time when I was just me, without any labels, when I thought the way I saw the world was how everyone saw it. - See what this is from!
  • Strangers never walk down this road, the sisters thought in unison as the man trudged toward them. - See what this is from!
  • Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved. Noble, even. That ought to count for something. - See what this is from!
  • Sybil Davidson has a genius I.Q. and has been laid by at least six different guys. - See what this is from!
  • T. S. Eliot was wrong. My world ended with a bang the minute we entered the Compound and that silver door closed behind us. - See what this is from!
  • Teresa looked at her best friend and wondered what it would be like to forget him. - See what this is from!
  • That really the last thing you're going to say to me. A hat helps too. - See what this is from!
  • That summer my brother, Bernardo, or "Nardo," as we call him, flipped through more jobs than a thumb through a deck of cards. - See what this is from!
  • The executioner swung his axe--thwack!--and another head went rolling into the dust. - See what this is from!
  • The air crackled like a gathering thunderstorm the moment the girl entered the chamber. She was just a child, but her presence changed everything. - See what this is from!
  • The alleyway was so narrow that Attia could lean against one wall and kick the other. - See what this is from!
  • The assassins dropped into the palace grounds at midnight, four fleet shadows dark against the wall. - See what this is from!
  • The bride stood in a circle of Virginia sunlight, her narrow heels clicking on Holly Oak's patio stones as she greeted strangers in the receiving line. - See what this is from!
  • The calendar placed the first day of fall on the twenty-third of September, and on the afternoon of Friday, the twenty-second, Kristy Grange walked slowly down Locust Street, her backpack heavy on her shoulders. - See what this is from!
  • The day I broke up with my boyfriend Evan was the day he wrote the song. - See what this is from!
  • The day my sister, Gillian, decided to pronounce her name with a hard G was, coincidentally, the same day my mother returned, early and alone, from her honeymoon. - See what this is from!
  • The day they came to tell me, I was in one of the gardens with Kiernan, trying to decipher a three-hundred-year-old map of the palace grounds. - See what this is from!
  • The demon exploded in a shower of ichor and guts - See what this is from!
  • The deputy told me to empty my pockets: two quarters, a penny, a stick of bubble gum, and a roll of grip tape for my skateboard. It was pitiful. - See what this is from!
  • The doorbell rings twelve times in four quick bursts. - See what this is from!
  • The e-mails always began the same way. - See what this is from!
  • The end was coming, but I didn't see it coming. - See what this is from!
  • The fact that I wasn't surprised when my mother handed me the sheet pan filled with pink frosted cupcakes is possibly more disturbing than the cupcakes themselves. - See what this is from!
  • The faint outline of my face reflects off the glass as I stare out the window of my stepdad's pewter Jaguar. - See what this is from!
  • The fingers of the thorn-apple tree clawed at the windowpane behind Harrison Grey, and he dog-eared his page, no longer able to read through the racket. - See what this is from!
  • The fingers of the thorn-apple tree clawed at the windowpane behind Harrison Grey, and he dog-eared his page, no longer able to read throught the racket. - See what this is from!
  • The fireworks burst into a dazzling array of color and sound, a rainbow above the London skyline as the crowd on the Victoria Embankment cheered lustily for the beginning of the New Year. - See what this is from!
  • The first thing I can remember clearly is writing the way into the secret room. - See what this is from!
  • The first thing I noticed when I walked through the front gate of school was all the beat-boxers and hip-hoppers flowing rhymes by the fence. - See what this is from!
  • The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don't got nothing much to say. About anything. - See what this is from!
  • The first time I saw him, he was lying in the alley behind my grandmother's coffeehouse. - See what this is from!
  • The first time Teresa saw Brother was the way she would think of him ever after. - See what this is from!
  • The first time, November 6 to be exact, I wake up at two a.m. with a tingling in my head like tiny fireflies dancing behind my eyes. - See what this is from!
  • The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. - See what this is from!
  • The future isn't what it used to be. - See what this is from!
  • The ghost stood on the church stairs, watching, waiting for Catherine. - See what this is from!
  • The hammering on the door shot him into wakefulness like a handgun going off in his face. - See what this is from!
  • The kitchen phone rang three times before Andy picked it up. 'Hello?' he said. A voice replied, 'I just killed someone.' - See what this is from!
  • The last thing I wanted to do on my summer break was blow up another school. - See what this is from!
  • The minicab office was up a cobbled alley with little flat houses on either side. That's where I first met Violet Park, what was left of her. - See what this is from!
  • THE MONTH LEADING UP to my fourteenth birthday was the most exciting time of my life. - See what this is from!
  • The morning that Hazel Snow turned eighteen began like any other morning. Which is to say, it sucked. - See what this is from!
  • The newspaper headline glared at me from a little metal vending machine: SEATTLE UNDER SIEGE-DEATH TOLL RISES AGAN. - See what this is from!
  • The night was cold and dead, and so felt Clarence's heart. - See what this is from!
  • The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, wrote the author H.P. Lovecraft, figurehead of the cult of weird fiction and arguably the biggest influence on horror and suspense writing since Edgar Allan Poe. - See what this is from!
  • The police arrived, then the paramedics, then the police photographer, and after that Jude lost track. - See what this is from!
  • The prisoner stood with his hands tied in front of him, tired, beaten, and filthy but with a proud back befitting his royal Indian heritage. - See what this is from!
  • The scene in the Garvin High School cafeteria, known as the Commons, is being described as "grim" by investigators who are working to identify the victims of a shooting spree that erupted Friday morning. - See what this is from!
  • The second act curtain was one chorus away when I spotted him. - See what this is from!
  • The shock wave from the air burst lifted Jack up and threw him backward twenty feet, his body twisting in midair as he flew. - See what this is from!
  • The string slices into the skin of his fingers and no matter how tough the calluses, it tears. - See what this is from!
  • The summer's centaur raids had swelled the number of widos more than the long drought and waves of disease. - See what this is from!
  • The swirling rain-clouds rushed on revealing the bright moon, and the two Borribles dodged behind the bushes and kept as quiet as they could. - See what this is from!
  • The torrent of blood came gushing down without warning, hitting Jonathan Startling before he could react. - See what this is from!
  • The tramp Steamer Drake plowed away from the coast of India and pushed its blunt prow into the Arabian Sea, homeward bound. - See what this is from!
  • The two men appeared out of nowhere, a few yards apart in the narrow, moonlit lane. - See what this is from!
  • The very first thing I can remember is this: I am really, really mad at my mom for some reason. - See what this is from!
  • The walls of the house absorbed the woman's screams, until they felt to her as muffled and pointless as yelling underwater. - See what this is from!
  • The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle. Like, I will probably never be struck by lightning, or win a Nobel Prize, or become the dictator of a small nation in the Pacific Islands, or contract terminal ear cancer, or spontaneously combust. But if you consider all the unlikely things together, at least one of them will probably happen to each of us. - See what this is from!
  • The whole enormous deal wouldn't have happened, none of it, if Dad hadn't messed up his hip moving the manure spreader. - See what this is from!
  • There are moments in your life that change everything. - See what this is from!
  • There are three times in life when it's important not to trip: when you're going for the tie-breaking layup in a basketball game, when you're walking down the aisle on your wedding day, and when your English teacher asks you to hand out textbooks - and you're about to give one to Ethan Lancaster. - See what this is from!
  • There are times when the midsummer sun strikes cold, and when the leaping flames of a hearthfire give no heat. - See what this is from!
  • There have been many late knocks on the old apothecary's door. Some even come, like this one, well past midnight. But this is a knock unlike any other. It is accompanied by a scream. - See what this is from!
  • There is a big difference between death threats and love letters-even if the person writing the death threats still claims to actually love you. - See what this is from!
  • There is a certain kind of girl the goblins crave. - See what this is from!
  • There is always this: Families are forever. - See what this is from!
  • There is one mirror in my house. - See what this is from!
  • There is one thing you can count on with evil. Evil will do things you never counted on. - See what this is from!
  • There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife. - See what this is from!
  • There was a hint of wind coming over the top of the stone walls and through the barbed-wire sky on the day Alexander Stowe was to be purged. - See what this is from!
  • There were four thugs, total gangsters, in front of the house with their rifles and their night-vision goggles. Four more in back. No telling how many more inside. - See what this is from!
  • There were Martians in the backyard. - See what this is from!
  • There's a hurricane smashing through our house. - See what this is from!
  • There's something not right about you, said Ana. - See what this is from!
  • There's too much sky, and the farther out of London we go, the more of it there is. - See what this is from!
  • They came in the night. - See what this is from!
  • They didn't ask for fame. They were born with it. - See what this is from!
  • They promised me nine years of safety but only gave me three. - See what this is from!
  • They say a sudden shock makes your life pass before your eyes. - See what this is from!
  • They say I was born with a caul, a skin netting covering my face like a glove. - See what this is from!
  • They say that just before you die your whole life flashes before your eyes, but that's not how it happened for me. - See what this is from!
  • They say when you're about to die, you see your entire life flash before your eyes. They lied. - See what this is from!
  • They thought we had disappeared, and they were wrong. They thought we were dead, and they were wrong. - See what this is from!
  • They took me in my nightgown. - See what this is from!
  • They're probably going to announce who got the part. - See what this is from!
  • Think it's deep enough yet? Dad was leaning against the wall of the grave, his body slick with sweat and dirt. - See what this is from!
  • This could be a dark tale! - See what this is from!
  • This could be a dark tale! - See what this is from!
  • This is a complete crock, but I shut my eyes like this squeaky counselor asked. - See what this is from!
  • This is my jam right here! I screamed as we drove down Bergen Street with the sounds of Playaz Circle's Duffle Bag Boy blasting from the car into the street. - See what this is from!
  • This morning, my mother didn't get out of bed. - See what this is from!
  • This weekend was the first one in a long time I spent hanging with my crew. - See what this is from!
  • This whole enormous deal wouldn't have happened, none of it, if Dad hadn't messed up his hip moving the manure spreader. - See what this is from!
  • Three things I know this second: I have morning breath, I'm naked, and I'm waking up next to a boy I don't know. - See what this is from!
  • Tigerclaw! - See what this is from!
  • TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: By taking the time to open this book, you've become a member of a very elite group: The Curious. - See what this is from!
  • Today I stood up in the front of Pinhead science class and gave an oral report. - See what this is from!
  • Today I'm going to meet a boy, Jane Purdy told herself, as she walked up Blossom Street toward her babysitting job. - See what this is from!
  • Tomika Fraser felt like screaming. - See what this is from!
  • Twenty minutes-or you won't live to see morning. - See what this is from!
  • Until the night I was taken, demonically infected, the guardian angel Zachary watched over me. - See what this is from!
  • Vienne points the gun, squeezes the trigger, and fires a live round square into my chest. - See what this is from!
  • Violet Ambrose wandered away from the safety of her father as she listened to the harmony of sounds weaving delicately around her. - See what this is from!
  • Wait--did you--You just yawned! The vampire's arms, raised over his head in the classic Dracula pose, dropped to his sides. - See what this is from!
  • Walking to school over the snow-muffled cobbles, Karou had no sinister premonitions about the day. - See what this is from!
  • Want some more cafe? - See what this is from!
  • WARNING: If you don't have the guts for gore, do not read this book. - See what this is from!
  • We drive as if in a dream. - See what this is from!
  • We found the monster on a rocky ledge high above the lake. - See what this is from!
  • We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck. - See what this is from!
  • We're Closed. - See what this is from!
  • We're standing in a fashion designer's studio in Hoxton, admiring ourselves in the mirror. - See what this is from!
  • What do you remember,Phillis? What do you remember? - See what this is from!
  • What would you say if I told you there really was such a thing as a magic powder? - See what this is from!
  • When Danny Birnie told us that he had hypnotized his sister we all thought he was mad. - See what this is from!
  • When he grabs Mama's wrist and yanks her toward the wallhanging like that, it must hurt. - See what this is from!
  • When I go down to breakfast, I'm greeted by photos of bullet wounds scattered all across the kitchen table. - See what this is from!
  • When I heard the first scream, I turned away and covered my ears with my hands, pressing hard until my head hurt. At that moment I could do nothing to help. But I could still hear it, the sound of a priest in torment, and it went on for a long time before finally fading away. - See what this is from!
  • When Max first saw the girl that night, standing beneath the owl tree, he thought she was a ghost or a vision, or maybe a comic-book character come to life. - See what this is from!
  • When my father died,I thought the world would come to an end. - See what this is from!
  • When Noa Torson woke up, the first thing she noticed was that her feet were cold. - See what this is from!
  • When Rhys and I showed up at my "brother" Matt's house at eight in the morning, he was happy . . . in the sense that he was glad I was alive and I hadn't disappeared forever. - See what this is from!
  • When Serena went missing, I looked in all the places she might go and she wasn't anywhere, just like a lot of the other girls weren't anywhere. - See what this is from!
  • When summer comes to the North Woods, time slows down. And some days it stops altogether. - See what this is from!
  • When you're eighteen years old and you shoot somebody in a public place at two in the morning, of course you expect some attention. - See what this is from!
  • Why is it that when you don't want to think about something, you can't stop thinking about it? - See what this is from!
  • Wild! Pike shouts, his foot on the gas. We're gonna die! - See what this is from!
  • Windshield wipers struggled back and forth, clumped with snow. The mingled breath of three teenagers fought with the defroster. Thank God the truck was still running, even after they'd driven it through a wall. - See what this is from!
  • With a hiss and a clunk, the doors whisked shut, depositing the woman by the bus stop. - See what this is from!
  • Yann Margoza was dressed as a vagabond in an old greatcoat that had seen better days, with a muffler wrapped around his neck, and a hat that had equally lived life to the full. - See what this is from!
  • Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass. - See what this is from!
  • You have never been so hungry; you have never been so cold. - See what this is from!
  • You have to understand: I've been madly, hopelessly, tragically in love with Garrett Delaney for two years now-ever since the fateful day when I looked up from my list of the Top Ten Couples of All Time and saw him sauntering into the local coffeehouse. - See what this is from!
  • You know what I hate? Sweet tea. - See what this is from!
  • You saw me before I saw you. - See what this is from!
  • You think I eat a lot now? That's nothing. - See what this is from!
  • You wake up and you're fourteen. The world is your supersized soda waiting to be guzzled, right? - See what this is from!
  • You'll probably think I'm making a lot of this up just to make me sound better than I really am or smarter or even luckier but I'm not. - See what this is from!
  • Your life is going to change forever tonight, so be ready. - See what this is from!
  • Your noise reveals you, Todd Hewitt. - See what this is from!