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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

the universe doesn’t care much for hopes and wishes - The Tower by Nicole Campbell

"On our sixteenth birthdays, our kind is gifted with awesome powers. Except no, not really because this isn’t Narnia, or Hogwarts, or whatever other mythical realm where witches supposedly live. This is Elizabethtown, Illinois, and much to the chagrin of the local chapter of Susie-Homemakers, we live here."

Description:

Release Date: June 21st, 2017

"On our sixteenth birthdays, our kind is gifted with awesome powers. Except no, not really because this isn’t Narnia, or Hogwarts, or whatever other mythical realm where witches supposedly live. This is Elizabethtown, Illinois, and much to the chagrin of the local chapter of Susie-Homemakers, we live here."

All witches understand that the universe is a scary sort of powerful on a good day. On a bad day? Well, that’s when The Tower card shows its face during a reading. As summer draws to a close before the beginning of junior year, Rowyn Black is tired of seeing that card stare up at her from the table. Rowyn, Reed, and Rosalyn have made it through just about every dramatic storm their sarcasm could weather during their seventeen year friendship, and it would be nice to have a quiet semester. Rowyn hopes that the only thing The Tower foretells is the frightening sight of the school parking lot come the first day- full of more jacked-up trucks and cut off shorts than a Luke Bryan video. True to its nature, however, the universe doesn’t care much for hopes and wishes, and when the promise of The Tower comes crashing down, they might fall right along with it.

Quotes:

"The only thing that existed in that moment was my hatred for this tiny blond monster. The air left my lungs, the laughter died in my throat. I was going to kill her." - Rowyn Black

"It seemed wrong that so much peace could exist in a world with so much hurt. But there it was anyway, existing like it owned the place." - Reed Hansen

"I swear on the moon I will call you a liar in public if you ever tell Rowyn this, but sometimes a girl just wants to date the quarterback. Sue me. He's cute and he lets me wear his letterman jacket. I'm a shallow, shallow girl." - Rosalyn Stone

"Do me a favor. Refrain from mentioning your mother when I am flirting that hardcore with you okay? It does weird things to my insides, and none of them are good." - Reed Hansen

"Yes. The Solstice. You know, where we all get naked and dance under the moonlight to become one with nature. Until the sun comes up and we begin to sparkle. Obviously, sparkling is really dangerous." - Rowyn Black

"For some reason, I felt like every generic white teenage male should be called Todd." - Rowyn Black

"New boy kisses had to be one of the greatest wonders of the world. How they could make me feel excited and nervous and certain and unsure and really freaking excited. Did I say excited? Because his kisses were deep and slow and delicious. Really good chocolate cake delicious." - Rosalyn Stone

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About the author:
Nicole Campbell is an English teacher turned author, mother to a beautiful three year old boy, and wife to a self-proclaimed techie. Teenage life consisted of a host of adventures for her, many of which serve as inspiration for her writing.

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3 comments:

Linda Romer said...

The Tower sounds great, looking forward to reading this book. Thank you

KATE SARSFIELD said...

Some good quotes there!

Stephanie LaPlante said...

This sounds like a great book.