Thursday Quotables: You Know Me Well


Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

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You Know Me Well

You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan
(published 2002)

The authors of this new YA novel seem to be able to channel their inner teenagers:

In between moments of almost-paralyzing self-doubt, I looked in the mirror and thought, for about half a second, that I looked like the kind of person I might like to know if I didn’t know myself already.

Another little example:

I knew I would lose him if I said something.

I said something.

I lost him.

How can I blame him for that?

One more:

Hiding and denying and being afraid is no way to treat love. Love demands bravery. No matter the occasion, love expects us to rise.

What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!

If you’d like to participate in Thursday Quotables, it’s really simple:

  • Write a Thursday Quotables post on your blog. Try to pick something from whatever you’re reading now. And please be sure to include a link back to Bookshelf Fantasies in your post (, if you’d be so kind!
  • Click on the linky button (look for the cute froggie face) below to add your link.
  • After you link up, I’d love it if you’d leave a comment about my quote for this week.
  • Be sure to visit other linked blogs to view their Thursday Quotables, and have fun!

5 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: You Know Me Well

    • It does, doesn’t it? If someone is in the mood for a teen read, this is a good choice for getting inside the heads and inner workings of the characters. (As an adult reader, it didn’t quite grab me, but it was still interesting to experience the thought processes and emotions along the way!)

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