Silas Hart has seriously shaken up Westlin Beck’s small-town life. Brand new to town, Silas is different than the guys in Green Lake. He’s curious, poetic, philosophical, maddening– and really, really cute. But Silas has a sister– and she has a secret. And West has a boyfriend. And life in Green Lake is about to change forever.

One, I love the personality of Silas Hart. He was witty, confident, charming and assuming all at the same time without being too much of everything. Two, I love how their friendship developed. Third, I love how this book is filled with characters that love to read books and quote poetry. Fourth, I also want to have my own Hagrid, my own Gordon, my own adult fan. Fifth, I want to have a secret place too, somewhere I can pour out my thoughts. I want my own bell tower. Sixth, I love how I was able to learn something new, a new disease. Seventh, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HOW THIS BOOK, THRU THE SICKNESS WILL MAKE ALL THE READERS THINK, WILL MAKE THE READERS QUESTION FAITH, DREAMING, FREEWILL AND LIFE ITSELF.



  • Poets are the acknowledged legilators of the world.
  • My heart turned a traitorous cartwheel.
  • He looked like an adventure with skin on.
  • Silas’ smile could have split the earth in two.
  • Your moods are kind of giving me a whiplash here.
  • Silas was the sun beside her sun.
  • But how do you unlock someone’s mind?
  • It’s just scary to be responsible for something so valuable.
  • I hadn’t known it would hit me like this. It’s like a baptism.
  • She had a permanent seat on an emotional roller coaster.
  • I wish this books were water, so I could take a bath in it. I want my toes pruny from it.
  • It’s just well, if we don’t have a choice, then we were made to screw up. But if we do have freewill, then it’s like we’re allowed to make bad decisions.
  • The good days, I swallow like grace on a spoon.
  • I have no solid outlines. I’m undefined.
  • You know, a truly bad poet wouldn’t know his poems are bad.
  • The girl is crazy. That’s the best kind.
  • Our smile as big as the sun when it bursts over the horizon.
  • To value brokenness, just for the fixing.
  • A country without a memory is a country with madmen.
  • The most beautiful a swan sings is the one before it dies.


We’ll drive as far as we can and hitchhike the rest of the way. We won’t stop till we get to the beach. Somewhere near ruins. We’ll build a little hut roofed with thatch and get jobs at a local resort so that we can buy loads of books. And every night, we’ll watch the sunset turn everything to copper and then go to our little hut and make fun of the day.

CLIMAX COMES BEFORE THE RESOLUTION. How many times has the worst thing turned out to be necessary? Or even the best? Rescue wears masks, you know. It’s why people say it’s the darkest before the dawn. Sometimes things takes a long time to make sense. Could be years and years — or only a weekend. Or they might never makes sense. but the=at doesn’t mean you stop trusting that the world is being rescued.


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