No, not that kind of first love. Although that does make for an interesting and at-the-time-cry-my-eyes-out-tragic kind of story. . .but no, not that. I (erica) might be a 37-year-old mother of two, but I still love Contemporary YA, particularly those that include less awkward first romances than mine was. Hey, you guys are writers, you know what I'm talking about, right?
So, today, I bring you some quotes by one of my favorites. . .Sarah Dessen. And if you haven't read anything by her - what are you waiting for? I suggest starting with The Truth About Forever. Or Just Listen. Or maybe Along for the Ride. Or. . .never mind, just go read her! (all quotes taken from Goodreads) And in the comments, let me know if you save quotes. It's super easy on my Kindle, I just don't think of it as I go!
“Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.” (Someone Like You)
“It's all in the view. That's what I mean about forever, too. For any one of us our forever could end in an hour, or a hundred years from now. You never know for sure, so you'd better make every second count.” (The Truth About Forever)
“You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.” (Keeping the Moon)
"...the bottom line is, what defines you isn't how many times you crash, but the number of times you get back on the bike. As long as it's one more, you're all good." (Along for the Ride)
“It was like when you're a little kid and you run into your teacher or librarian at the grocery store or Wal-mart and it's just so startling, because it never occurred to you they existed outside of school.” (Just Listen) (and I HAD to include that one because as teachers, christy and I know it's true!)