“I’d rather have an ugly face than an ugly heart.” – Akemi Dawn Brown, Starfish (2017)

“The truth is what I make it.” – Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen (2015)

“You should always be kind to people, Ava. You never know what sorrows they’re carrying around.” – Anita Diamant, The Boston Girl (2014)

“To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is a bad dream.” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (1963)

“I listened as the words became sentences and the sentences became pages and the pages became feelings and voices and places and people.” – Jennifer Donnelly, A Northern Light (2003)

“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights (1847)