“In the middle of the sheet I drew a little house with one window and a door and a metal chimney poking through the pitched roof. Woodsmoke puffed into the summer sky.”
“I stalked around the edge of the wood, crouching low, holding my breath. My attention was microscopically fierce. I’d become a thing of eyes and will alone. Mabel held her wings out from her sides, her head snaking, reptilian, eyes glowing. It felt like I was holding the bastard offspring of a flaming torch and an assault rifle.”
Jasmine Warga, author of ‘My Heart and Other Black Holes’ has very kindly written us a guest post on Teen Mental Health and Depression.
“I would be able to stand and walk back through the trees into the clearing and hear the regular beat of the axe as my father chopped the wood, and I would call out to him ‘Squirrel for dinner!’ And tomorrow afternoon, I would meet Reuben in the rock forest. He would be lounging against…
“I wanted so badly for there to be more. I ached for there to be more than my crappy little life.’ He shakes his head. ‘And there was more. I just couldn’t see it.” Published: May 2014 Publisher: Walker Books Genre: YA Fiction My copy of More Than This has the quote “Just read it”…
“It doesn’t start here. You’d think it would: two terrified girls in the middle of nowhere, cowering together, eyes bulging at the gun in his hand. But it doesn’t start here. It starts the first time I almost died.”
Aiming to showcase my newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries and bought in bookshops. This week: Stig of the Dump, David Copperfield and Where’d You Go Bernadette.