En YA-klassiker. Om att våga och att lära sig att livet handlar om mer än att ha kontroll och samla poäng. Jag läste om den på Forever Young Adult och så hittade jag den på biblioteket och så läste jag ut den på en kväll.
“I have to admit, an unrequited love is so much better than a real one. I mean, it's perfect... As long as something is never even started, you never have to worry about it ending. It has endless potential.”
“And that was it. All this buildup to a great leap, and I didn't fall or fly. Instead I found myself back on the edge of the cliff, blinking, wondering if I'd ever jumped at all. It's not supposed to be like this.”
“It's the same thing,' I told her.
'Being afraid and being alive.'
'No,' she said slowly, and now it was as if she was speaking a language she knew at first I wouldn't understand, the very words, not to mention the concept, being foreign to me. 'Macy, no. It's not.”
“Okay," I said, "what's your biggest fear?"
As always, he took a second to think about the answer.
"Clowns," he said.
I just looked at him.
"What?" he said, glancing over at me.
"That is not a real answer," I told him.
"Says me. I meant a real fear, like of failure, of death, of regret. Like that. Something that keeps you awake nights, questioning your very existence."
He thought for a second. "Clowns.”