Armfuls of light

Armfuls of light

“Remember how it was when we kissed? Armfuls and armfuls of light thrown right at us. A rope dropping down from the sky. How can the word love and the word life even fit in the mouth?” “The Sky is Everywhere”by Jandy Nelson.

Finding fury

“I was this little ball of self-destructive fury, and none of them could do anything but tell me that I was a little ball of self-destructive fury… I knew I was angry. Tell me what to do with that anger, please.” – “Where She Went” by Gayle Forman

Never letting go

Never letting go

Hope is one of the most important emotions in literature. It’s the thing that drives us forward, even when things look really, really bad. In every story, there’s a moment when you just don’t think you can do it anymore. Everything is too hard. Maybe you should just give up. “Folk in those stories had … Continue reading

Spiders, death and Daleks

Spiders, death and Daleks

Have you read a book that has powerfully captured an emotion for you? Was it the vivid or accurate descriptions? Did it put into words a feeling hard to define? Maybe it convincingly conjured a unique emotion or experience? Each month, author Lili Wilkinson will reveal a new emotion for discussion and discovery. “There’s something … Continue reading