He loved to lose himself in books about ideas like hope and strength and wonder, but also about things like train engineers, gymnastics, and pie recipes. Over time, he became good at fending for himself. He also became an expert cartwheeler and dreamer of sugary treats.
We lean in for a BRiC, which is a secret high five that the three of us invented, named after our initials: Bhai, Rahul, and Chelsea. We had to throw in the i because we needed a vowel to make it a word. I beat u in a three-way tie.
–The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy
The two-story shop’s walls were covered floor to ceiling with bookshelves and autographed black-and-white photographs of famous magicians. Every surface was cluttered with magical items of every sort: crystal balls, decks of cards, top hats, wands, capes, and even a human skull.
–The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris
Jonathan twirled the combination to his locker, his stomach in knots. He still didn’t feel ready to be a spy. As a matter of fact, he didn’t even feel ready to read a spy novel. And yet, he was seconds away from receiving his first mission.
–The League of Unexceptional Children by Gitty Daneshvari
Every child knows the fairy tales about Kelpies: beautiful horses made of the twisting underwater plants. They lure children into the water, and then pull them down to the depths below.
–Song of the Deep by Brian Hastings
“A lady strives for perfection. What’s the point of doing anything unless you do it as well as you possibly can?”
–The Classy Crooks Club by Alison Cherry
He was, however, extraordinary, and that tended to scare townsfolk, who were hooked on the Ordinary with a capital O, and preferred their day-to-day served without any Extra.