My Favorite Quotes From… Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

made you up

Originally published: May 19, 2015

Big blue eyes. Blueberry blue. No, that was too dark. Ocean blue. Too green. Blue like all the blue crayons I had, all melted into one.

“I grabbed his hand. He jumped and stared at the connection like something both magical and dangerous had happened.”

“They didn’t live in my world. But that never stopped me from wishing I lived in theirs.

“He quirked an eyebrow. The expression was so sudden, so perfect, and so obviously right that I almost laughed.”

“–they didn’t look remotely threatening but the worst ones were always the least threatening.”

“I’d learned a long time ago that asking someone else if they heard something was much safer than asking them if they saw it. Most people didn’t trust their ears as much as they trust their eyes.

Everyone’s interesting if you stare at them long enough.”

“There is no force in high school more powerful than one person’s blunt disagreement.

“She had that deadly obsessive look in her eyes that girls got when they knew what they wanted and were going to do anything to get it.”

“I’d like to think, if someone saw me acting strangely, they wouldn’t assume it was because I was a bad person. Or they’d at least ask if something was wrong before they made the decision.”

“Maybe it was the way he looked at me like I was the only thing he wanted to look at.”

Are you okay? is probably one of the top five stupidest questions ever. Ninety-nine percent of the time, it’s easier to use a tiny bit of common sense.

Unease filled my stomach, the kind you get from suddenly knowing a whole lot more about a person than you thought you ever would.”

“Strangely, he didn’t let go of my hand when we got back to the truck. As an experiment, I squeezed a little. He squeezed back.

“‘Surviving means having the worst thrown at you and being able to continue on despite that. — And then after you’ve survived, you get over it. And you live.

“‘I know that most of you don’t want to hear anything that I have to say,’ he began. ‘And I know the rest of you really do. And I also know that these two things mean that all of you are listening attentively.‘”


“Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. For fans of Silver Linings Playbook and Liar, this thought-provoking debut tells the story of Alex, a high school senior—and the ultimate unreliable narrator—unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion.

Alex fights a daily battle to figure out what is real and what is not. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8 Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until she runs into Miles. Didn’t she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal. Can she trust herself? Can we trust her?”

(Via OverDrive)


YA-Fiction, YA-Literature

My rating:

3.5/5 stars

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