A NovelBook - 2017
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true.
Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage... Read More »
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"there are few words that are harder to explain then "loyalty".Its always regarded as a positive characteristic, because a lot of people would say that many of the best things people do for earth other occur precisely because of loyalty. The only problem is that many of the very worst things we do to each other occur because of the same thing. " One of the many, many thoughts I loved in this book.
We become what we are told we are. Ana has always been told that she's wrong.
You've never been alone. You just need to be better at choosing the company you keep.
"That was the morning the boy realized that the only way to become better than the bears at their own game was to stop playing it their way."
“She’s fifteen, above the age of consent, and he’s seventeen, but he’s still “the boy” in every conversation. She’s “the young woman”.
Words are not small things.”
― Fredrik Backman, Beartown
"There's a thin line between living and surviving, but there's one positive side effect of being both romantic and very competitive: you never give up." -p.123
“Community is the fact that we work toward the same goal, that we accept our respective roles in order to reach it. Values is the fact that we trust each other. That we love each other…. For me, culture is as much about what we encourage as what we actually permit.” - p. 210
“People sometimes say that sorrow is mental but longing is physical. One is a wound, the other an amputated limb, a withered petal compared to a snapped stem. Anything that grows closely enough to what it loves will eventually share the same roots. We can talk about loss, we can treat it and give it time, but biology still forces us to live according to certain rules: plants that are split down the middle don’t heal, they die.” - p. 138
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