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Going, K.L.Liberation of Gabriel King, TheDo you want to let someone take something from you that you can never get back again?
Going, K.L.Liberation of Gabriel King, TheThe thing about trouble is, if you think you're going to land in it, you can be pretty certain you're right.
Going, K.L.Liberation of Gabriel King, TheAin't nothing so scary when you've got people you love.
Stead, RebeccaWhen You Reach MeIt's simple to love someone, but it's hard to know when you need to say it aloud.
DiCamillo, KateFlora & UlyssesNothing would be easier without you, because you are everything…
Vawter, VincePaperboySpeech was given to man to disguise his thoughts. - Voltaire
Vawter, VincePaperboy...not talking about something didn't make it go away.
Vawter, VincePaperboyIt's more important what I say than how I say it.
Vanderpool, ClareNavigating EarlyIf you don't like it, take it apart and make it right.SHIFT THIS ch 1
Vanderpool, ClareNavigating EarlyA navigator. One who keeps plotting a course and finding his way.
Vanderpool, ClareNavigating EarlyIf you don't know where you're going, you'll never get there.
Vanderpool, ClareNavigating EarlyThere are not coincidences. Just miracles by the boatload.
Burg, Ann E.Serafina's PromiseA child who doesn't sleep at night is a crocodile in the morning.
Burg, Ann E.Serafina's PromisePeople really are like plants - kind words make them grow.
Burg, Ann E.Serafina's PromiseTo understand the stream, you must understand the ocean.
Burg, Ann E.Serafina's PromiseWho cares if my shoes pinch a little? / I'm in school!
Burg, Ann E.Serafina's PromiseEveryone has their own path. And everyone's path has both flowers and thorns.
Burg, Ann E.Serafina's PromiseLife is hard, but no matter what happens, we beat the drum and we dance again.SHIFT THIS ch 10
Van Draanen, WendelinThe Running DreamI wonder about the deep, wide abyss between good intentions and concrete action...SHIFT THIS ch 6
Van Draanen, WendelinThe Running DreamIt's disturbing how fast weeds take root in my garden of worthiness.
Van Draanen, WendelinThe Running isn't about what happens to you, it's about what you DO about what happens to you.
Weaver, WillMemory BoyIt's never a good thing to talk about what you're going to do. Just start on it and keep on it until you finish.
Charbonneau, JoelleThe TestingMaybe that's the mark of a real leader. Admitting a mistake has been made and finding a way to stop it at all costs.
Ness, PatrickThe Knife of Never Letting GoDoing what's right should be easy.
Spinelli, felt new, it felt good, not being behind, not being ahead, but being even...
Gulledge, Laura LeePage by PaigeThis world ain't about how big you are, or how little. It's about how every little thing touches every other thing in creation.
Lloyd, NatalieA Snicker of MagicI'm fairly certain lonely's most natural habitat is a school cafeteria.
Lloyd, NatalieA Snicker of MagicI would... rather floss with barbed wire than participate.
Lloyd, NatalieA Snicker of MagicYour words matter more than you know.SHIFT THIS ch 5
Lloyd, NatalieA Snicker of MagicI wondered if there was any story in the world better than music, a wordless and weightless lullaby wind, prone to fly right off pages and strings.
Lloyd, NatalieA Snicker of MagicOne perk of having a do-gooder best friend is every day's got an adventure tucked away in it.
Lloyd, NatalieA Snicker of is so full of moving around - people coming and going, people passing by each other all day long. You never know which person's going to steal your heart. You never know which place is going to settle your soul. All you can do is look. And hope. And believe.
Buyea, RobBecause of Mr. TeruptWe need to be challenged in order to learn.SHIFT THIS ch 10
Buyea, RobBecause of Mr. TeruptWe're lucky some people are so full of goodness.
Fitzgerald, Laura MarxUnder the EggIf you stop and look, you will be amazed at what you find.
Sepetys, RutaOut of the EasySometimes we set off down a road thinkin' we're goin' one place and we end up another. But that's okay. The important thing is to start.
Graff, LisaAbsolutely AlmostYou are caring and thoughtful and good.
Yancey, RickThe 5th WaveOne, even the smallest, weakest, most insignificant one, matters.
Sovern, Megan JeanThe Meaning of MaggieEven though I was so many adjectives like scared, sad, confused, tired, and yes, even hungry. I should also be one more adjective. I should be brave.SHIFT THIS ch 9
Alphin, Elaine MarieThe Perfect ShotHow you act on the court is how you'll act off the court.
Woodson, JacquelineBrown Girl DreamingMaybe...there is something hidden / like this, in all of us. A small gift from the universe / waiting to be discovered. p233
Jester, NortonThe Phantom TollboothWhat you CAN do is often simply a matter of what you WILL do.SHIFT THIS ch 7
Jester, NortonThe Phantom TollboothYou must never feel badly about making mistakes, as long as you take the trouble to learn from them.
Jester, NortonThe Phantom TollboothIt certainly pays to have a good look at things.
Jester, NortonThe Phantom Tollbooth...the way you see things depends a great deal on where you look at them from.
Jester, NortonThe Phantom Tollbooth...there's always something to do to keep you from what you really should be doing.
Emerson, Ralph WaldoWhat you do speaks so loudly, I cannot hear what you say.
Emerson, Ralph WaldoIt's okay not to know, but it's never okay not to try.
Hunt, Lynda MullalyFish in a Tree“ careful with eggs and words, because neither can be fixed.”
Hunt, Lynda MullalyFish in a Tree“‘I’m having trouble’ is not the same as ‘I can’t.’”
Messner, KateCapture the FlagI will not steep my speech in lies; the test of any man lies in action. ~Pindar
Holczer, TracyThe Secret Hum of a DaisyYou can do it. You are brave, and you are loved.
Holczer, TracyThe Secret Hum of a Daisy...sometimes it took crazy to get to normal.
Shusterman, NealDread make a pact with yourself. 'I'll pretend there's nothing wrong if you pretend there's nothing wrong.' It's called denial, and it's one of the strongest pacts in the world. Just ask all those people who were still drinking champagne while the TITANIC went down.
Applegate, KatherineCrenshawWhat bothered me most... was that I couldn't fix anything. I couldn't control anything. It was like driving a bumper car without a steering wheel. I kept getting slammed, and I just had to sit there and hold on tight.
Yoon, NicolaEverything EverythingLife is a gift.
Graff, LisaLost in the SunYou can't catch what you can't see...
Franta, ConnorA Work in ProgressEverything is worth a second glance.SHIFT THIS ch 4
Franta, ConnorA Work in ProgressCreate first and foremost for yourself, no one else.2016
Franta, ConnorA Work in ProgressThis is the only face and body you're going to get, so be comfortable and happy in it. Own it.2016
Franta, ConnorA Work in Progress...let other people apply the labels, but don't let that label become your straitjacket.2016
Sullivan, TaraGolden BoyWhy choose to be angry? It won't change them, and then I'm angry, which is no fun for me.2016
Stiefvater, MaggieBlue Lily, Lily Blue (#3)Qui facit per alium facit per se. He who does a thing by the agency of another does it himself.2016
Charbonneau, JoelleNEEDNo one wants to be left out.2016
Weir, AndyThe MartianDuct tape is magic and should be worshipped.2016
Hilton, MarilynFull Cicada MoonRaindrops are stronger than hammers.2016
Farmer, NancyThe Sea of TrollsTo ignore joy while it lasts, in favor of lamenting one's fate, is a great crime2016
Nijkamp, MariekeThis Is Where It Ends"'s okay to be scared. We all are. It's part of growing up."2016
Nijkamp, MariekeThis Is Where It Ends"You can't always keep your loved ones with you. You can't always settle your life in one place. The world was made to change. But as long as you cherish the memories and make new ones along the way, no matter where you are, you'll always be at home."2016
Pearsall, ShelleyThe Seventh Most Important Thing"Everybody had a name, of course, but he had to admit he'd never thought about the Junk Man having one."2016
Pearsall, ShelleyThe Seventh Most Important Thing"It was a lot easier to dislike someone you didn't know anything about."2016
Connor, LeslieAll Rise for the Honorable Perry T. CookI felt more managed than loved.2016
Pennypacker, SaraPaxWe tell the truth here; that's the rule.2016
Messner, KateThe Seventh WishGod grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.2016
Eagar, LindsayHour of the BeesDare to poke your head up, dare to stand out from the crowd, and you risk being gobbled up.SHIFT THIS ch 10
Eagar, LindsayHour of the BeesSqueeze the juice out of every day.2016
Svingen, ArneThe Ballad of a Broken NoseThe anxiety in my stomach has caught fire and someone keeps fueling it with paper and dry wood.2016
Svingen, ArneThe Ballad of a Broken NoseWhy does everything have to be a competition? Can't we just do our best and hope that people like it?2016
Svingen, ArneThe Ballad of a Broken NoseThe school gates might as well be the gates to hell.2016
Svingen, ArneThe Ballad of a Broken NoseSometimes I feel like Wolf Boy. The one who grew up with wolves and didn't know how humans lived.2016
Svingen, ArneThe Ballad of a Broken NoseToday can still turn out well. No days are all bad. I just have to dig deep enough. Even if this is not my day, I might still find a little gold nugget.2016
Quindlen, AnnaLots of Candles, Plenty of CakeThat's what's so wonderful about reading, that books and poetry and esays make us feel as thouh we're connected, as though the thoughts and feelings we believe are singular and sometimes nutty are shared by others, that we're more alike than different.2016
Quindlen, AnnaLots of Candles, Plenty of Cake(You're like a cake when you're young. You can't rush it or it will fall, or just turn out wrong.) Rising takes patience, and heat.2016
Quindlen, AnnaLots of Candles, Plenty of CakeI have lost friends, some by death, others through sheer inability to cross the street. -Virginia Woolf2016
Quindlen, AnnaLots of Candles, Plenty of CakeReal friends offer both hard truths and soft landings...2016
Quindlen, AnnaLots of Candles, Plenty of CakeAsking why is the way to wisdom.SHIFT THIS ch 3
Quindlen, AnnaLots of Candles, Plenty of Cake...we are not always piloting the plane. ...unexpected things occur. ...control is a nice concept, little more.2016
Quindlen, AnnaLots of Candles, Plenty of CakeOur bodies, too, are major appliances that have delivered decades of faithful service with precious little downtime.2016
Quindlen, AnnaLots of Candles, Plenty of CakeThere's something seductive about the thing we believe we cannot do, the achievement that seems out of reach.2016
Polacco, PatriciaBabushka Baba YagaThose who judge one another on what they hear or see, and not on what they know of them in their hearts, are fools indeed!2016
Hennessey, M.G.The Other BoyIt's all about figuring out what your choices are and trying to make the right ones.SHIFT THIS ch 8
Hennessey, M.G.The Other BoyYou can't hate someone whose story you know.2016
Mafi, TaherehFurthermoreShe felt most comfortable in nature, where things weren't required to look like the other in order to live together peacefully.2017
Mafi, TaherehFurthermoreLove had made her fearless... It was so much easier to fight for another than it was to fight for oneself.2017
Mafi, TaherehFurthermoreStudies have shown that thinking and wondering lead to thoughtful decision-making.SHIFT THIS ch 2
Mafi, TaherehFurthermoreChange the way we see. Don't change the way you are.2017
Mafi, TaherehFurthermoreShe'd decided long ago that life was a long journey. She would be strong and she would be weak, and both would be okay.2017
Mafi, TaherehFurthermoreWhat did it matter what she looked like when she had purpose?2017
Mafi, TaherehFurthermoreIt no longer mattered how the world saw her; what mattered was how Alice saw herself... Alice would choose to love herself, different and extraordinary, every day of the week.2017
Mafi, TaherehFurthermore...very few grown-people have ever made sense of a young person’s mind, and I’ve no great ambitions to count myself among the pioneers.2017