Monday, September 15, 2008

Weekly Geeks: YA Quote of the Day

Today's quotations come from another recent read, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I don't know if I'll write a review of this one. It's not because I didn't enjoy it; quite the contrary, actually. I enjoyed it so much that it's hard to put my feelings into words. My words, at least. For now I'm just going to let some of my favorite passages speak for themselves.

"So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be."

"Then, I turned around and walked to my room and closed my door and put my head under my pillow and let the quiet put things where they are supposed to be."

"Patrick actually used to be popular before Sam bought him some good music."

"The outside lights were on, and it was snowing, and it looked like magic. Like we were somewhere else. Like we were someplace better."

"I really think that everyone should have watercolors, magnetic poetry, and a harmonica."

"She was sad, though. But it was a hopeful kind of sad. The kind of sad that just takes time."


  1. I read this book many years ago and loved it.

  2. Great choice of quotes! I loved this book, too.

  3. Cool quotes, i've never read the book but I have heard that its good.

  4. These are great quotes. I read the book a few years back and thoroughly enjoyed it.

  5. This was one of those books that I really didn't expect to like but that I actually really loved. Thanks for sharing a few great quotes! =)

  6. this is one of my all-time favorite books and you picked some wonderful quotes.

    I have so many that from that's just an exceptional novel, i think.


  7. Mari, it's a wonderful book! I loved Charlie.

    Alessandra, thank you!

    AmandaSue, thanks! I definitely recommend it. It's a great read.

    Book Zombie, thank you! I wish I'd read this book earlier. It had been on my wish list for literally years, and I just purchased it this summer.

    Megan, I wasn't really sure what to expect with this one. But one of my friends loved it and he and I have pretty similar taste, and I was not disappointed.

    Shooting Stars Mag, it really is an exceptional novel. At the end of the book I felt like Charlie was a friend. It takes a very skillful writer to get me to care about a character that much.