Here’s my round up of thoughts on episode 6 of Shadowhunters. Spoilers under the cut.
“You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place. Like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again.”
Book: The Suitcase Kid
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
First published: 1992
I changed this challenge slightly – it was a book you haven’t read since high school, but since it’s only almost 4 years since I left high school, I thought I’d go for primary instead. Although I do want to read Holes again, because I haven’t read that since Year 8. Anyway, I read a lot of Jacqueline Wilson books when I was younger, and this wasn’t technically a book that I read for school, but I did read it during my primary school years.
Summary: When Andrea’s parents get divorced, she decides she wants to spend one week with her Mum and one week with her Dad – although all she really wants is to be back at home with both her parents and her Sylvanian rabbit, Radish.
“A psychiatrist once told me early in treatment, ‘Stop trying to make me like you,’ and what a sobering and welcome smack in the face that statement was.
Yet somehow, every day of my life is still a campaign for popularity, or better yet, a crowded funeral.”
“Life is no brief candle to me, it is a sort of splendid torch which I’ve got to hold up for a moment.
I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
George Bernard Shaw
Book: Gabi, A Girl In Pieces
Author: Isabel Quintero
First published: 2014
I wasn’t sure about this one – I think I found it through a list of more diverse books (in terms of author/character) on Tumblr once, and added it to my Goodreads to-read shelf. Then when I was looking for books for this Reading Challenge, I thought, eh, why not?
Summary: Gabi Hernandez is in her final year at high school, and she has to deal with everything life throws at her – friends’ pregnancies, comings out, her dad’s drug addiction, and finding a boyfriend.
“If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.”
Juan Ramón Jiménez