Power.

Sometimes when we’re in situations where we feel we’re not in control, we do things, especially things that take a lot of energy, as a way of making ourselves feel we have some power.

~Cut by: Patricia McCormick

See The World.

When I have run out of words to copy, I look out the window at this strange place called India. Inside the train, the people around me are snoring. I don’t understand how they can close their eyes when there is so much to see.

~Sold by: Patricia McCormick

Top 10: Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

The Broke and The Bookish host Top Ten Tuesdays, this Weeks topic is authors who deserve more recognition.  Well these are a few of my favorites, which a few probably get a lot of publicity and are becoming more and more popular!  So this was what I could come up with. The majority of these authors have only one book or series out but they are fabulous! I want all of them too come out with more books because they have all been added to my favorites list.

1. Ally Condie Matched Trilogy

2. Lauren Oliver Delirium Trilogy, Before I Fall

3. Elizabeth Chandler Kissed By an Angel Series

4. Alicia Buck Flecks of Gold

5. Meg Cabot Mediator Series, Heather Wells Mysteries, Princess Diaries Series

6. Elana Johnson Possession Trilogy

7. Marie Lu Legend Trilogy

8. James Dashner Maze Runner Trilogy

9. Will Hobbs Down River, River Thunder

10. Patricia McCormick Cut, Sold, Purple Heart

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Answers.

I imagine you working on me as an algebra problem, reducing me to fractions, crossing out common denominators, until there’s nothing left on the page but a line that says x = whatever it is that is wrong with me.

~Cut by: Patricia McCormick

Absolution.

That first phrase-please bless me, Father, for I have sinned-was so humbling and so total, Matt always felt a kind of absolution as soon as he said it.

~Purple Heart by: Patricia McCormick