Very Bad Things (Briarwood Academy #1)

And like the missing chips in this china, pieces of my spirit were also gone, destroyed by people who claimed to love me.

As soon as forever is gone, I'll be over you.

Behind every beautiful thing is a world of pain.

Falling for someone can be a lot like playing roulette. You don't know what will happen when you place that bet, but you can take a deep breath anyway and put all the chips out there. And when the ball spins around and around, you pray it lands on your number. Probability says you'll likely lose, and in this game of love with Leo, odds were I would lose, too, but I had to try.

Fuck Briarcrest Academy, and fuck you all.

Happiness. I believed few people ever achieved it.

He was my Prince Charming, but I wasn't his Cinderella.

I can't forget the words you've never said.

I didn't want to coast by anymore. I wanted some fucking happiness.

I'd like to sleep for a hundred years, wake up and try again.
-Nora Blakely

if love is the answer then I don't wanna ask the question

If love is the answer, then I'm changing the question.

I fucking hated pity. It was a wasted emotion.

I'm the only one for you, just me. You're my bad girl. No one else's.

Is it true that soulmates always end up together? I didn't think so, but I hoped that if there was such a thing as reincarnation, we would meet again in a another life and try again. If it was possible, I'd find him, for another chance at love.

It's the small moments that take your breath away and make you truly happy, like the first time you see your newborn's face or...or when you meet someone who could be your soulmate.

I was just a simple, young girl whose love for a boy would last until the end of time.

Leo, I know it’s unexplainable because I barely know you, but being with you makes me feel good inside and happy. I’ve never had that. When I see you, I feel like I’m home. Like we’re pieces of a puzzle that have finally come together. And . . . and I think being happy isn’t about the big moments, like when you graduate from college or get that job you’ve been wanting. It’s the small moments that take your breath away and make you truly happy, like the first time you see your newborn’s face or . . . or when you meet someone who could be your soulmate.

Loving people hurt; losing them could destroy you.

Making something out of nothing made me feel like I was important, like I had value.

She's stupid on a stick.

Sometimes I wish I had a lower IQ so I could enjoy your company.

SOMETIMES, YOU JUST need a badass theme song to get you through the day.

The truth is, trying not to want her made me want her more.

This...this means everything. We are everlasting. Fucking forever. I love you so much. Seeing my words for you on your body makes me insane for you.

Trouble at two o'clock. Evil bitch and copycat cohort arriving in three, two, one...annnd...they're here.

Truth can be awful and even excruciating, but once it's released, it's like a bird that's been caged too long who finally flies to freedom. I felt a little like that. Free

Why did I want her so fucking much? Why couldn't I push her away like I did everyone else? Why couldn't I breathe when I saw her?

Why was he my Romeo, but I wasn't his Juliet?

You don't want me, Nora. I'll fuck you, and when I'm done, I'll leave you.