My absolute favorite book is “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky.
I have so many favorite lines:
“And I wonder if anyone is really happy. I hope they are. I really hope they are.”
“We accept the love we think we deserve”
“It’s great that you can listen and be a shoulder to someone, but what about when someone doesn’t need a shoulder. What if they need the arms or something like that? You can’t just sit there and put everybody’s lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love. You just can’t. You have to do things.”
“So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”
Honestly, I could keep going. The whole book is rich with life, wonder, thoughts, community, love. It’s the most raw, realistic book I’ve ever read, and I will never get tired of it.