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Ann Rinaldi

Because I had already resolved that if you’re afraid of love, your heart will break anyway, only in not half so nice a fashion as it does when you let somebody love you. ― Ann Rinaldi, Time Enough for Drums. (Troll Communications Llc; 1St Edition edition August 1988)

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Lauren Oliver

Love: a single word, a wispy thing, a word no bigger or longer than an edge. That’s what it is: an edge; a razor. It draws up through the center of your life, cutting everything in two. Before and after. The rest of the world falls away on either side. — Lauren Oliver, Delirium. (HarperCollins… Continue reading Lauren Oliver

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Ann Aguirre

My heart shifted a little in my chest; it seemed to swell and beat against my bones until I couldn’t hear.  —  Ann Aguirre, Enclave. (Feiwel & Friends; 1 edition April 12, 2011)

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Jodi Picoult

Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them. — Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper. (Atria April 6, 2004)

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