Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke


Originally published on January 09, 2018

“I hope she never experiences firsthand what it’s like to fall apart and not have the strength or energy to put yourself back together.”

“Once a kid discovers Santa isn’t real, reminding her how much she used to love Santa isn’t going to make her believe again.”

“Wouldn’t it be nice, don’t you think, to not constantly compare everything you say and do to everything you’ve ever said and done and hope one day the good will outweigh the cringeworthy?”

What is ridiculous: how many different scented products a girl could use in one morning.”

“I wanted that tiny bit of recognition from others. I just wish wanting it didn’t make me feel so small.”

“I’m clever enough to recognize when I’m jealous, but it makes me feel stupid all the same.”

“Freedom is when you don’t take anything personally.”

“Now he must hate me even more, and I’m scared of hating him any less.”

“I wish it were possible to wash my brain out with soap and/or erase all memories of the past twenty-four hours.”

“I think there are several things wrongs with you. But there is so much more that is right.”

“The past doesn’t exist. It’s just a story we tell ourselves. And stories change each time you tell them.”

Goodreads Synopsis:

Recently expelled from high school, Jane Sinner grudgingly enrolls in community college, a situation made slightly more bearable when she joins a student-run reality show. House of Orange is her chance to start over—and maybe even win a car (used, but whatever)—and no one there knows what she did in high school. What more could she want?

Okay, maybe a family that gets why she’d rather turn to Freud than to Jesus. But she’ll settle for using HOO’s growing fanbase, and whatever Intro to Psych can teach her, to prove to the world—or at least viewers of substandard TV—that she has what it takes to win.

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Fiction

Goodreads Rating: 4.02/5 stars
My Rating: 4/5 stars


12 thoughts on “My Favorite Quotes From… Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

  1. I really like the sound of this book, it was published on my birthday too! The two quotes that stand out for me are ‘freedom is when you don’t take anything personally’ and ‘the past doesn’t exist, its just a story we tell ourselves. And stories change each time you tell them’ 👏🏼💖

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