of the Center for Children's Books
|Each month we choose a favorite quote--something fun or
something to make you think. See the archive
for quotes from previous months.
He kisses me. I know it's coming in a way I've never
known anything, everything inside me suspended, waiting, and at the
first brush of his mouth against mine I feel something inside me
breaking open, spilling out everywhere. I have been kissed
before, have waited to be kissed before, but not like this, never like
this. Before I could always think, "Oh, here I am, kissing."
I could see myself in the moment. But now I am unable to
think anything but scattered, fleeting thoughts; that he tastes like
water, that his hair is soft under my fingers, that even when we are
closer, pressed together, it's not enough. I have never felt like
|--Elizabeth Scott, Bloom|
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