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Monday, June 6, 2011

Noteworthy Passages: Imaginary Girls

Imaginary Girls (ARC) by Nova Ren Suma
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Pub. Date: June 14th, 2011
Pages: 352
Age Level: 14+
Source: Bookmooch

Disclaimer: Please note that this is an ARC and passages and quotes below are subject to change in the final copy.

Synopsis via Goodreads
Chloe's older sister, Ruby, is the girl everyone looks to and longs for, who can't be captured or caged. When a night with Ruby's friends goes horribly wrong and Chloe discovers the dead body of her classmate London Hayes left floating in the reservoir, Chloe is sent away from town and away from Ruby.
But Ruby will do anything to get her sister back, and when Chloe returns to town two years later, deadly surprises await. As Chloe flirts with the truth that Ruby has hidden deeply away, the fragile line between life and death is redrawn by the complex bonds of sisterhood.

With palpable drama and delicious craft, Nova Ren Suma bursts onto the YA scene with the story that everyone will be talking about.

Noteworthy Passages

Ruby and Chloe; pg. 53
"Hmmmph. What happened to that girl could never ever happen to you. Like I said, I wouldn't let it."
I'd turned away from her here, somehow, on that narrow bed stuffed up over the wheel, the compartment so small our four feet were hanging off the end. But she wasn't letting me stay turned away; she wasn't letting me not face her. She wanted me to look at her, to see her mouth as she spoke. She climbed over me, she rolled into me, she did a series of swift jujitsu moves on me that tangled me up in her arms and locked me to her, elbow-to-elbow, one bare foot held fast in the crook of my neck, and then, calmly, hardly even breathing heavy, she said:
"I wouldn't. Let it happen. To you."

Chloe; pg. 284
The water was a flat sheen, seeming the same height all across. There used to be a road--the two-lane stretch of Route 28--between us. No longer. Now there was no differentiating where the reservoir ended and the house began. Now it looked like we lived at the edge of a great, thrashing ocean.
The reservoir water had crept in to wrap its cold fingers around us, expanding past its own walls and making it up here. It had gotten out.


I hope you all liked those two passages. Would have done more but they were a bit spoilery. For more of my thoughts on Imaginary Girls, check out my Review.

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a feature hosted here at my blog in which I present you with selected passages or quotes that I deem Noteworthy from a book I've just reviewed. My hopes are of course, that these passages will make you want to pick the book up and read it. This feature was started and created by me in January in hopes of making my blog more unique. That being said, I would like to kindly request that you do not use this feature as it was intended to be for my blog only and is not a meme. If you see some one else using it, please know it is without my permission. Thank you.


Natascha De Marco said...


We Heart YA said...

Ooohh, thanks for sharing! That only whets our appetites even more...

BookGeek said...

I love the second passage. I like when an author can really use setting to help explain how a character is feeling. Looks like a great read.

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

That first one is I must read this one very, very soon.

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