I am so excited to be part of Nori's Sunday Street Team today and to discuss my favorite quotes of Liars and Losers Like Us by Ami Allen-Vath! Don't forget to enter the giveaway down below.
Title: Liars and Losers Like Us
Author: Ami Allen-Vath
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publication: March 15th, 2016
Keep calm and make it to prom night—without a legit panic attack.
For seventeen-year-old Bree Hughes, it’s easier said than done when gossip, grief, and the opportunity to fail at love are practically high-fiving her in the hallways of Belmont High.
When Bree’s crush, Sean Mills, gives her his phone number, she can’t even leave a voicemail without sounding like a freak. Then she’s asked to be on Prom Court because Maisey Morgan, the school outcast nominated as a joke, declined. She apologizes to Maisey, but it’s too late. After years of torment and an ugly secret shared with their class’s cruel Pageant Queen, Maisey commits suicide. Bree is left with a lot of regret…and a revealing letter with a final request.
With Sean by her side, Bree navigates through her guilt, her parents’ divorce, and all the Prom Court drama. But when a cheating-love-triangle secret hits the fan after a night of sex, drinks, and video games, she’s left with new information about Sean and the class Pageant Queen. Bree must now speak up or stay silent. If she lets fear be her guide, she’ll lose her first love, and head to prom to avenge the death of the school outcast—as a party of one.
My Favorite Quotes:
"If I love you as much as I do, the pain will be greater, the loss more vast."
"Maybe I just got so mad because I was scared. Scared of loving someone and them loving me back and everything that means."
"Things happen that change you. Life happens. Other people happen. But we have choices. You can become someone bigger and better than the evil you've been running from. In the face of adversity, we can become giants. We can not only survive, but overcome."
"Don't just tell yourself to calm down and breathe. Try not to put so much energy into pushing away the fears and anxieties. Acknowledge them and allow yourself a moment or however long you need with those feelings. Do your best to take longer, slower breaths. Keep breathing, and keep going."
"We're all too busy making sure we're moving up. So don't think any one person up here is better than you. We act like we've got our shit together, but we don't. We're faking it. Just like you guys. You're liars and losers like us."
And there we have it, folks! My favorite quotes from Liars and Losers Like Us! Make sure to grab your copy on March 15th when it hits the shelves.
About the Author:
Ami Allen-Vath is a YA author living and writing along the shores of New Jersey. She loves great and terrible TV, ice cream, books, and vacations. Ami loathes cilantro, live birds, and when guys do cartoon impressions. Lars and Losers Like Us is her first novel.