“I am not as strong as you. When I first met you, I thouht you were a fragile little thing. Someone I had to protect. Now I realize I had us all wrong. You are the strong one, the one who can endure living with the possibility of a love like this, and the fact that we will never be allowed it.”
- Jojo Moyes
Author Interview with Rainbow Rowell about the Not-so-thin Eleanor.
Here’s all I can tell you for certain about Eleanor’s appearance:
She has curly red hair, a thousand freckles, and a smile that can be scary. She’s pale. She’s fat. And Park thinks she’s beautiful—so she is.
I think, when I was younger, I believed in—and yearned for—conventional beauty. I thought there was a spectrum from ugly to beautiful, and that you could objectively plot everyone you saw along it.
I thought that some features were universally attractive, and others were universally repulsive. And that fat was the worst of the worst. Fat was what canceled out everything good. Fat was what made you unlovable. (Sucks to be me, FML, etc.)
I’m not sure when I figured out what a big (fat) lie that is; some days, I’m still sorting through it. But I knew, when I started writing a book about a 16-year-old girl, that I didn’t want to write about the 16-year-old girl who’s already on the cover of every book. (Though not necessarily in their pages.) The one with the long dark hair and the giant eyes, and the arms and legs that barely taper. That girl’s fine—she’s beautiful. But she doesn’t have the corner on beautiful.
If you were an alien who came to our bookstores—or browsed our teen magazines—you’d think that only Earth girls who look like Mila Kunis ever got any action.
But real girls who are that kind of beautiful—the kind of beautiful that everyone can agree on—are few and far between.
And that’s okay; it doesn’t really matter in life or love. You don’t have to be the kind of beautiful that everyone can agree on. If the right person finds you beautiful, you win. You win forever
You win forever.
This book was amazing.
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Is there nothing Marie Lu can’t do?? Marie is the author of the NYT Best Sellers LEGEND and PRODIGY (if you haven’t read them, GO DO IT NOW) and she likes to start her morning by sketching. She sent me this adorableness: our protagonists sittin’ around the campfire being hilarious. The hats! The marshmallows! Mal’s eyebrows! June’s epaulettes!
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Probably the best line in the episode XD
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Anna and the French Kiss!
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“Holy SNOOD do I love this book!”
—John Green, NYT bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars
“Magical. Anna and the French Kiss really captures the feeling of being in love.”
—Cassandra Clare, NYT bestselling author of The Mortal Instruments series
“Very romantic. You should date this book.”
—Maureen Johnson, NYT bestselling author of The Name of the Star
“Tantalizing pacing, sparkling repartee, vibrant supporting characters…”
—Gayle Forman, NYT bestselling author of If I Stay
“Anna and the French Kiss charms [readers] with its Parisian setting and très bien boy.” —MTV.com
“Smart and sensual, Anna and the French Kiss is everything your heart is longing for. You’ll want to live inside this story forever.”
—Lisa McMann, NYT bestselling author of the Wake trilogy
“You’re in for a very special treat”
— Lauren Myracle, NYT bestselling author of Shine
“Smart dialogue, fresh characters, plenty of tingly interactions. Sarah Dessen fans will welcome another author who gracefully combines love and realism.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review