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YOUR LOVE IS INKED ON MY SOUL Two years ago Nick Barrens fell hard for sweet, shy, gorgeous Evie James. When she reappears in his life, she's not the same Evie. This girl is in trouble, and Nick can't help but try to save her. Problem is, Evie doesn't want to be saved, or so she says. But Nick knows the girl he fell for is in there, and decides he'll move heaven and earth to support her as she finds her way back to normal, and back to him. 'Cause the one thing Nick won't do is lose Evie ever again. amazon.com/dp/B07CGGK83B @lpmaxa #riffraffrecords #newadult #lovestory #love #romance #family #college #expectations #comingofage #learningtolovewhoyouare #rockprincess #famousparent #tattoo #tattooartist #lifelessons #novel #author #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #greatbook
Coming in one month and weighing in at 402 pages...depending on how you cut it, this labor of love either took 7 years or 27 years, and with the overall time it took to learn the craft, probably tens of thousands of hours. I was paralyzed by fear this fall, but I’m ready and excited to bring this into the world. I’m proud of it and the message it contains. I hope you like it too. Be on the lookout for more posts and a book trailer. * * * * #acuriousyear #greatvivariumexperiment #writersofinstagram #newauthor #comingofage #literaryfiction #queenanne #birth #birthday #spirtuality #love #lovehealsall #subpop
We’ve been moving so things have been hectic, but I did have a chance to read these two great books. 22: The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu. The short story collection has 90% of what I look for in a book. Plus the titular story made me ugly cry. FFO: having your heart broken in 20 pages or less, other worlds and life outside our planet, Black Mirror, feeling in between cultures 23: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. I’m on a big YA kick right now and it’s not about to end any time soon. There are some truly incredible YA authors that are killing it right now. Coming of age with a twist. FFO: feeling alone, changing your life, overbearing moms, teen romance #acecatreads #thepapermenagerie #kenliu #everythingeverything #nicolayoon #shortstories #comingofage #YA #catsandbooks
I LOVED this book and I don't think I will be able to fully sum up why it was so great. I think his is technically a YA but it was so much fuller than typical books from that genre; the characters felt real and while the protagonist grappled with some big questions, there wasn't the overwrought melodrama I find so annoying in YA books. This is the story of a queer girl growing up in the early 90s in a small Christian community and her ultimate stay at a conversion school, but the story was so well-told and the characters so nuanced that it didn't feel pigeonholed into any of those extremely specific descriptors. This story and the characters felt real and I was sad to finish and say goodbye. ••• #books #bookriot #queerlit #montana #themiseducationofcameronpost #emilymdanforth #yafiction #comingofage #readingiscool #librarylife #bookstagram
dazed and confused
The last couple days have been pretty crazy. No one said adulting would be easy but damn it is hard trying to find the perfect life balance. Between work, family, friends, gym, technology, finding time to relax, sleep or just get outdoors and play... something has to suffer. You can’t feed to much into one aspect of your life with out the other ones suffering. Today I found some time to break and it feels amazing. The weather could not be better and on days like this the Perfect movie to get me in the exact mood I want to be in is “Stand By Me.” I love watching this movie because it just reminds me of simpler times. A time before the entire world was in my pocket. I know there is no way to go back and we all must learn to adapt and control the technology that dominates our lives. It is crazy watching “Stand By Me” now cause I realize how much closer I am to my parents generation than I am to this upcoming generation. I will never know what it is like to be a kid growing up in this world today. I was a teen in the 90’s and it crazy to think how much simpler times were not that long ago. . . . . #standbyme #robreiner #stephenking #thebody #wilwheaton #riverphoenix #coreyfeldman #jerryoconnell #keifersutherland #castlerock #brownsvilleoregon #brownsville #luckyboyreviews #thereisstillmagicinthemovies #moviemagic #richarddreyfuss #johncusack #perfectweather #sunnyday #nostalgia #favoritemovie #comingofage
Spring is here — Cleans it up! 🛁🛏🗂 #ladylike #spring // @eastwardfilms - Follow: @ladylikemovie 💝
Happy Book Birthday, @adrienneyoungbooks ! Sky in the Deep finally released today, and I'm SO happy my hardcopy came in the mail this afternoon. Isn't it just too gorgeous? 😍 QOTD: Have you ever read or watched a story about Vikings? (My official review is up on my Goodreads account! Link in bio.) . . Book Synopsis: A 2018 Most Anticipated Young Adult book that is part Wonder Woman, part Vikings―and all heart. OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE. Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield―her brother, fighting with the enemy―the brother she watched die five years ago. Faced with her brother's betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family. She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating. . . . @wednesdaybooks #SkyintheDeep #adrienneyoung #wednesdaybooks #yafantasy #yahistorical #yabooks #bookbirthday #releaseday #newbooks #vikingbooks #norsemythology #fiercefemales #slowburn #comingofage #breathefire #femalewarrior #youngadultbooks #bookdragon
Lois Robbins shares her sexual awakening and coming of age story at the Zephyr Theatre through May 12! This one-woman show also boasts a woman director, so that’s a double win for us. ☺️💖 #LAthtr #loisrobbins #zephyrtheatre #losangeles #love #sex #comingofage
The Spectacular Now 2013 This is episode 5 of the atwentychore podcast in which my brother and I are going through each and every a24 release in chronolgical order. This episode not only has the star studded cast of the movie, it also has the wonderful @mattsmixed ! Listen here: https://m.soundcloud.com/atwentychorepod/atwentychore-episode-5-the-spectacular-now-ft-matt-sharp
“‘Things are rough all over.’” #SEHinton #TheOutsiders - - - In today’s #LiteraryHistory : S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders was published 51 years ago today (April 24, 1967). Susan Eloise Hinton, who wrote the novel while still in high school, published under her initials so that boys would not be deterred from reading a book written by a woman. Today, this book is part controversial fiction, part rite-of-passage. • • • #Literature #Books #Bookstagram #UnitedBookstagram #Bibliophile #OnThisDate #Writers #Authors #YALiterature #Ponyboy #ComingOfAge #ControversialLiterature #AmericanLiteratureTeacher
Proud is an understatement. I feel so grateful and honored to witness the “Coming of Age” ceremony for this incredible young man with whom I’ve had the pleasure of knowing since he was six years old!! @alecsturm you blow me away with your charisma, intellect, generosity, humor, and killer personality. I’m so lucky to have been your babysitter throughout all of these years. It’s tremendously bittersweet to watch you grow up, but I know you’re going to nail it no matter what. You are just the coolest! • • Special thanks to the Sturm family for welcoming me into their family again and again. You are such a big part of my NY experience and I cannot imagine Brooklyn without all of you! • • • #latergram #brooklynkids #brooklyn #comingofage #foreveryoung #campsara #proudbabysitter #gowanus #ilovemysidejob #headvein #frenchamerican #hessobig #babysitting #notsomuch
We do. 🥃 • 🗣 #Pushing30 in July
After The Storm Publishing Presents, "NOT of This World," a coming-of-age novel by Breakout Christian Fiction Author, Jessica LeeAnn, available NOW on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and paperback at Amazon! 1-Click to get your copy TODAY! Tamar Hall grew up a devout Christian under the wings of her grandmother. She vows at a young age to be nothing like her mother who left her and her sister to run the streets. All is going well in Tamar's life. She recently graduated from college and is now working at a prestigious marketing firm making good money. Everything changes in Tamar's life when she befriends her coworker Sasha. Sasha shows Tamar how to use her beauty to get what she wants in the corporate world as well as with men. Tamar's family quickly realizes the change in her and becomes concerned. Her grandmother wants nothing to do with Tamar because she's reminded of when her own daughter took the same route as she was watching her granddaughter take. Tamar isn't concerned with what her family or anyone else has to say. That is until she compromises her most prized possession. Has Tamar strayed too far away from God to receive His mercy? Take the journey with Tamar as she experience life outside of the church. #1click #author #Amazon #AmazonTop100 #books #christianfiction #comingofage #ebooks #bookclubs #faith #hope #Kindle #KindleUnlimited #paperback #collegestudents #college #postcollege #newcareer #jessicaleeann #writer #poet #blog #blogger #redemption #afterthestormpublishing #peaceinthestormpublishing #imanifaithpublishing #jessicaarobinsonpresents #theofficialimprint @ATS_Publishing @PITS_Publishing @elissagabrielle @elissagabrielleentertainment https://www.amazon.com/World-After-Storm-Publishing-Presents/dp/0692741313/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1521563771&sr=8-4&keywords=jessica+leeann
The cloaked figure stared intently at Elijah as he walked forward. Robert reached out and roughly grabbed Elijah’s arm. He said to the guard, “Are you sure you want this little soot covered CinderEli to dirty the glove. There’s no chance that they belong to him.” The cloaked figure leapt forward, the butt of his staff striking Robert squarely in the abdomen. Robert doubled over in pain. The cloaked figure grabbed him by the hair and bent in close to Robert’s ear. “If you touch him again, you will lose the hand you touched him with.” Edward jumped to his brother’s side. “The King will hear about this! Just who do you think you are?” The cloaked figure reached up and lowered his hood. “Go ahead and tell my father what happened here today. While you’re at it tell my mother that your mother ignored her order that ALL boys fifteen or over of royal blood attend the Ball.” He pointed at Elijah. “He is fifteen and the Duke’s blood heir. Yet she did not allow him to attend. Though I will say that it worked out for me that he got there on his own without the need to dance with my sister.” Will smirked at Elijah as he took the glove from the guard and took the other one out of his own pocket. “Make it official. Put those stupid gloves back on. I know it’s you though. The ash can’t hide those pretty green eyes.” . . . #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #writing #writingcommunity #shortstory #comingofage #writer #author #spilledink #bully #fairytales #teen #lgbt #lgbtq #gay #cinderella
Hey! Thanks to those who have already ordered/preordered my book, it’s greatly appreciated 🙏💙. . It’s just 1 week to go until 1st May, when The Disappearance of Timothy Dawson becomes available on kindle as well as paperback! Check out the link in my bio for more info 😃👍. . Thanks again folks and happy reading!! 😄🙏💙🎉. . #authorsofinstagram #booklovers #amwriting #amediting #novel #authors #goodreads #bookrecommendations #writersofinstagram #writingcommunity #ukbooks #kindlebooks #mysterynovel #bookstagram #writersfollowwriters #books #writerslife #newbooks #indieauthors #selfpublishing #readers #bookblogger #bookbloggers #bookreview #mysterybooks #comingofage #bookclub #booktube
悬在两个世界的中间 ~ suspended between two worlds, hanging by a thin thread . P.S. this one’s for you @stillnessfleeting . Individual image taken by @micahmccoy & composited by me
At work with my lovely casting - in looooooove!!! Tengo el casting de niños más bueno y bonito del mundo!! ❤️❤️🎥🎬 #filmmaking #Filmmaker #cinema #shortfilm #comingofage #estamosrodando
And the journey continues...for all short film lovers 🎥 next #placetobe : 2- 13 May, Munich, Germany @dokfest ! Very happy for @estherixe directed creation to be nominated once again 🙌🏽. Check out the full official trailer (temporarily) in my insta story or on Facebook/tracingaddai.
Movie 91......Dude. The most recent edgy coming-of-age drama from Netflix. Teetering the vast grey area between Clueless and Kids, Dude is the story that has been told nore times than needed, but I didn't mind seeing it told again. #filmpunks #drama #comingofage #netflix
8 years ago today I was sleeping 100 feet high on a ‘dreamcatcher’—climbing rope woven between two branches of a redwood—at a tree sit where environmentalists were living dangerously to protect a grove. I was there conducting research for a novel I was working on called Tree Dreams. It was the only tree sit in the country at the time. There was no Occupy anything then, no hashtags, no real social media even. The group I was with was simply broken-hearted, felt lied to and was using their bodies to say “Not this tree! Not this grove! Not for a parking lot!” We were on private land and the possibility of being forcibly dragged down was high. And yet moments of exhilarating beauty almost always eased the fear. . . “Now and then, the whole tree sways from side to side, and I sway with it and the branches wave gently in the wind. It’s like being on a raft, only no water, a hundred feet above the ground. Drifting and floating in an ocean of redwoods. I pull the hood of the sleeping bag tight around my head and listen for the sound of mean, but I only hear the hoots of owls.” . . . #treedreams #ecolife #activist #writersofinstagram #booktour #writers #authorlife #ecoliterary #litfic #literature #bookbuzz #dreams #portland #activistfiction #treesofinstagram #indieauthor #mindfulness #green #comingofage #fiction #booklove #bookbuzz #debut #dreams #heartmind #naturewhisperers #mindfulness #naturelovers #dreams #awaken #weareone #trees #nature #treesofinstagram #liveinwhatwilloutliveyou
Are you ready to submit your pitch?! So excited to host the first “Baltimore Filmmakers Collective Pitch Competition” at the #MarylandFilmFestival on May 4th at 7pm. For more info visit: www.baltimorefilmmakerscollective.com or go to the link in my bio and click on the “pitch competition” link. People have registered to pitch already! Don’t get left out! #Filmmakers #Directors #ShortFilms #FeatureFilms #IndieFilms #Actors #BFC #PitchCompetition #Host #Competition #Drama #SciFi #Documentary #Fantasy #ComingofAge #Thriller #SocialJustice
Congrats to everyone who participated in focus week yesterday! More coming today! Image is of @denightsdelights “A Secret Ocean” (Photo: @mariogalluccistudio ) 🌊 📘#graphicnovel #comingofage #comic #ocean
"Lionheart" - Löwenherz --Filmstill with Erol Nowak and Arthur Nuel-- Arthur, the kid and main actor of this movie was incredible to work with. He refused to put down his computer magazine when I would give him directing details to his next scene. I could give him 7 changes from one Take to another and he wouldn't forget ONE of them, acting them out very organic and authentic..It was stunning. I think reading helped him to process what I was saying somehow. And Erol. No words. Just love that guy. As an actor and as a private person very much. Two very unique people in one picture. Director and Author: Catherine Radam Director of Photography: Marion Priglinger Editor: Anna Heuss Music: Mirela Ivicevic Sounddesign: Manuel Grandpierre Cast: Arthur Nuel, Emily Cox, Erol Nowak, Edmund Jäger #fictionfilm #filmstill #lionheart #director #femalefilmmaker #filmmaker #cinema #work #filmography #team #shooting #crew #salzburg #austria #fiction #comingofage #thriller #instagood #independentfilm #landscape #landscapephotography #mountains #nature no #traveling but #working #anthill #animals #microworlds #hills #trees
Thank you to @psboston7 for showing our Little Free Library some love! If you are ever in the Downtown area, stop by our office (corner of 5th & Main St) We have some great books up for grabs. 📚 . . #Repost @psboston7 with @get_repost ・・・ Book Fairy drop #1 selection: The Sometimes Daughter by Sherri Wood Emmons. Left at the Windermere Tower Properties on Main St across the street from the @riverside_convention_center and next door to @gramsmissionbbq If you ever stop by for lunch grab a book to read! It'll will keep you company🤗 📚 📚 #ibelieveinbookfairies #sherriemmonswood #comingofage #hippie #womensfiction #generalfiction #sometimesdaughter #littlefreelibrary #bookfairydrop
Marion McPherson: "I want you to be the very best version of yourself that you can be." 'Lady Bird' McPherson: "What if this is the best version?" • Lady Bird (2017) • Directed by Greta Gerwig
I live for hopeful endings 😊
'THE SILENCES OF THE PALACE' (Samt el qusur), directed by Moufida Tlatli . RSVP Required at: (http://cs-thesilencesofthepalace.splashthat.com) . Free Film Screening @manaratalsaadiyat Sunday, April 29 at 7:30 PM . Bring all of your friends to experience this extraordinary and powerful Tunisian coming of age story directed by acclaimed filmmaker Moufida Tlatli! . ABOUT THE FILM . THE SILENCES OF THE PALACE Samt el qusur (Original Title) Directed by Moufida Tlatli Tunisia | 1993 128 mins | In Arabic, French | English Subtitles Rating: [ 18+ ] - (Suitable for viewers ages 18 and above) . Synopsis: The news that Prince Sid'Ali has died suddenly confronts 25-year-old Ali with her past again. During the funeral she visits the palace where she spent her childhood and adolescence and where her mother was a servant. She never knew her father - he may even have been the prince. As she wanders the deserted corridors, the images of her youth return, such as her forbidden friendship with Sarra, daughter of one of the princes, who taught Alia to love the lute. She also re-experiences the painful and silent quest for the identity of her father and remembers her mother, the brave and beautiful Khedija, who protected Alia against the furtive desires of the prince. THE SILENCES OF THE PALACE delicately reveals the lonely life of the women who were locked up for life in an Arab palace, half slaves, half mistresses. . #film #cinema #movies #filmmaking #tunisia #africancinema #tunisiancinema #moufidatlatli #hendsabry #amelledhili #samibouajila #fatimabensaïdane #hichemrostom #drama #women #servants #colonialism #france #slavery #sisterhood #parent #sacrifice #abudhabi #inabudhabi #love #comingofage #motherhood
The hood completely shadowed the second person’s face. The guardsman bowed to Lady Rebecca. “A pleasure to meet you, my lady.” “How may we be of service to the Royal Guard?” Rebecca asked. The guard took a small item from his pocket. “I have been sent out in search of a boy who left this glove behind at the Royal Ball last night. We are ordered to find the boy whose hand fits this glove.” Robert and Edward elbowed each other to get up close to the guard. They looked expectantly back and forth between the guard and their mother. Rebecca nodded to them. First Robert and then Edward tried on the glove. Neither boy could even fit all their fingers into the glove. They growled in frustration and handed the glove back to the guard. Rebecca looked sympathetically at the guard. “Sorry to waste your time. Good luck with your search.” “Thank you, Lady Rebecca.” The guard started to turn away, but his cloaked companion grabbed his arm and said in a whisper, “This is the manor I followed him to. Make sure there is no one else here. I have to find him!” The guard turned back to Rebecca. “I’m sorry to bother you, my lady. Are there any other young boys in residence here? A servant? A distant relative? I have to check everyone.” Rebecca frowned. “Well, my step-son Cin… Eli lives with us, but he did not go to the Ball. You can’t possibly be looking for him.” She scoffed. . . . #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #writing #writingcommunity #shortstory #comingofage #writer #author #spilledink #bully #fairytales #teen #lgbt #lgbtq #gay #cinderella
CR: En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule (known in English as The End of Eddy) by Édouard Louis. Yes, I’m late to the party. A no-punches-pulled look at poverty in contemporary France and its relationship to notions of masculinity—but why was it labeled a novel? French publishers have a tradition of selling memoir as fiction, while US publishers have once or twice published fiction as memoir. #curious
I’ve decided to make big changes in my current novel,”What Could Go Wrong?” The book will now be for young adults and focus on the transition between leaving high school and finding oneself in the real world, all while discovering one’s mental illness at the same time. I hope to one day reach a kid who feels like I did at that time and potentially save them from feeling alone and suicidal. #novel #comingofage #mentalillness #depression #anxiety #bipolar #youngadultbooks #comingsoon #whatcouldgowrong #authorsofinstagram #myfirstbook #poet #poetsofinstagram #writers
Join us as we team up with our friends at #OneMontville to host a community screening of @lovesimonmovie in Wayne, NJ. Tickets are available now. Get yours today! #lovesimon #simonvsthehomosapiensagenda #movienight #simon #bram #loveislove #comingofage #lifestories #love #family #community #kindness #acceptance #LGBTQ #comingout
Neben den typischen Problemen in der Teeniezeit gibt es auch eine große Portion Liebe zu sehen! Wo? Bei #LoveSimon ❤ 👉 ab 28.06. #NurImKino . . . #AbInsKino #Kinostart #Kinofilm #KinoAbend #Kino #Filmtipp #Kinotipp #KatherineLangford #Buchverfilmung #ComingOfAge #ComingOut
I thoroughly enjoyed Spider-Man Homecoming as much for as it felt more true to the comics as I did it gave us something new, I mean we’ve had a bunch of MJ’s to varying successes but they all were basically the same. Different can be good. Different can be better. Holland and Zendaya are the goods imho and refreshingly young in a cast that includes the great Keaton and RDJ.
I’m less that a hundred pages from finishing this beauty and I love it so much!
Catch up on Maya and Taylor’s love story before the sequel releases! Download or order your copy of #She today. #lovestory #lgbtbooks #lgbt #rainbow #urbanlovestory #urbanromance #flintmi #lgbtauthors #romance #comingofage #music #lifestyle #amazon #kindleunlimited #kdp https://www.amazon.com/She-Ericca-Muhammad-ebook/dp/B075C5Y8WT
A rating of 99% on Rotten Tomatoes set the expectations for Lady Bird quite high. Luckily, the film does not disappoint. The story is smart without having any major events, and the fully-formed characters make you care about them. Furthermore, the film is as recognizable as other great coming-of-age films such as the Edge of Seventeen. It will make you laugh out loud as well as feel the awkwardness of those times. In addition, the dialogues of the film capture the many emotions that come with the transition from adolescence to adulthood without making it too theatrical. Except for that one scene where Lady Bird jumps out of a driving car.. #ladybird #comedy #drama #teen #film #review #filmreview #filmcritic #saoirseronan #timotheechalamet #lauriemetcalf #director #gretagerwig #sacramento #california #comingofage #highschool #college #newyork #relationship #mother #daughter #goldenglobe #oscar #bestfilm #bestactor #love #edgeofseventeen #indie #indiefilm
Who's getting the next round? #beerhall #comingofage
Follow Berlin born and based photographer Frank Thiel through the city as he prepares for his upcoming exhibition at Blain|Southern Berlin, opening this Friday as part of @galleryweekendberlin. Working over a two-year period in close collaboration with his Cuban team and the families of the young women he photographed, Thiel shows his subjects in their own neighbourhoods in Havana. Drawn from across all fifteen municipalities of the Cuban capital, the unadorned locations act as a counterpoint to the often nostalgic or romanticised idea of the city and the life of its inhabitants. The full video will be live on Thursday on @frieze_magazine. 'Quinceañeras' runs 28 April — 16 June at Blain|Southern Berlin Private View: Friday 27 April, 6-9pm #BlainSouthernBerlin #FrankThiel #galleryweekendberlin
A fantastic #graphicnovel , recently launched on our site - #IsabellaAndBlodwen by @flimsy_kitten . A coming-of-age story about growing up, fitting in...and a witch from a bottle determined to wreak havoc! . . . . . . . . #comingofage #comic #comicart #illustrated #illustratedbook #femaleartist #womenwhodraw #comicpanel #growingup #inking #characterdesign #book #books #comingsoon #crowdfunding #unbound #unboundbooks
Liebe geht durch den Magen - hier stehe ich sonst und schwinge die Kochlöffel. Heute feile ich an einer Traurede für ein Mai-Brautpaar. Luise und Tom leben mittlerweile in meiner Heimatstadt Wiesbaden. Da ploppen auch bei mir ständig Erinnerungen auf, wenn ich ihre Kennenlerngeschichte formuliere. Elli ist wie so oft dabei und bringt die nötige Ruhe mit. Wäre unschlagbar, wenn sie auch noch Kaffee aufgießen könnte. #ryotakeda #freietrauung #trauredner #traurede #hochzeitsredner #küche #schachbrettmuster #dalmatiner #dalmatian #heuteschonpunktegezaehlt #heiraten #heiratenimmai #wedding #wiesbaden #erinnerungen #comingofage #filterkaffee #liebegehtdurchdenmagen #leipzig #heirateninsachsen #hochzeit #hochzeit2018 #weddingplanner #hochzeitsplaner #brautpaar
Starre nach draußen, starre nach drinnen, ich stehe mir gespiegelt im Glas gegenüber und starre auf mich selbst. (Das Klacken im Kopf.) Wer bist du? Wer bist du wirklich? . . . #bookstagram #books #comingofage #youngadultfiction
HOME.two Becka walked the halls of latter elementary school like a cautionary tale about consciousness itself. If you don’t stay awake, this could be you. The fear was real. Flicka knew that state. When her mom began to downward spiral in the marriage, when her dad became too angry to show either her or her mom any joy, any sign of love, Flicka found refuge in blankness. The hours could pass. It didn’t feel good, it wasn’t an escape. It was the nothing. And the nothing was better than the utter helplessness she felt. The nothing was better than finding her mom crying on the kitchen floor in the fetal position. Nothing. The fear came, the fear of the nothing, when there were things she wanted to be there for. Small things, and she found herself having trouble accessing…presence. She’d open her eyes wide and still at the same time, feel the pull downward or dispersed, both at the same time, dispersal in all directions. So she became serious about always being there, very there, always having a plan, a focus, an attack. She began writing lists in the morning, at night, in the day, crossing things off and moving them to other lists, an elaborate ongoing system to stay constantly engaged and aware of her state, of her behavior, of her actions. All the stranger, she thought, looking back that what she would eventually do was become completely unaware. This is what Chloe couldn’t handle finally. Couldn’t believe finally. That Flicka really wasn’t aware, the whole time, of what she was doing. Because she was the one who kept the tab, the debt, the grades, the scores, the pros, the cons, a running list of accomplishments, of data, of proof. How could she have possibly ever lost control, made a mistake, let go? She herself didn’t know how to answer the question. IT sent her running away. Now she was coming back, for the first time.
This month in books, we've got a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 review of Sharlene Teo's debut novel, Ponti - Out Now! "Reading Sharlene Teo's weird and beautiful coming-of-age novel is an overwhelming experience." - Katie Goh @theskinnymag #theskinnymag #ponti #sharleneteo #panmacmillan @panmacmillan #5stars #bookreview #theskinnyrecommends #outnow #bookrelease #comingofage #novel #literature
🏆 Συγχαρητήρια στην Ελίνα Ψύκου για την υπέροχη ταινία της ο «Γιος της Σοφίας», η οποία ήταν η μεγάλη νικήτρια στα χθεσινοβραδινά Βραβεία της Ελληνικής Ακαδημίας Κινηματογράφου, αποσπώντας τα περισσότερα και τα σημαντικότερα βραβεία Ίρις: Καλύτερης Ταινίας, Σκηνοθεσίας, Σεναρίου, Β' ανδρικού ρόλου και Σκηνογραφίας. . . . #Cinemagazine #Cinemagazine_gr
Questioning Lantang From Lantang by Kincirmainan #boysromance #Boyslove #lovewins #comingofage #youngadult #questioning #fiction
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WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS, 2018. Excerpt from Our New Book: A Selection of Collages 2018 / Wolfsko Publications. Artist Book. Hand-colored by Wolfsko. Edition of 50. Numbered. Out Soon
✌︎#comingofage
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