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A Long, Long Sleep

Anna Sheehan

Top 10 Best Quotes

“I haven't finished revisiting Sleeping Beauty. As a faerie tale, that one is rife with inherent difficulties. After all, the world doesn't stop just because one person is asleep.”

“I am free. I am haunted. But if nothing else, I am wide awake.”

“I didn't want the sun to rise. I didn't want the world to continue turning. I wanted the whole planet put into stasis until I could catch up.”

“Now I have a question," Otto wrote. "Fire away." "What do you see in him?" "Apart from the obvious?" "What’s the obvious? I’m afraid I’m not a teenage girl.”

“A fierce hand gripped my chest, squeezing my lungs. No. it wasn't my lungs. It was my heart. It was breaking. Wasn't I stronger than this?”

“Did you know I blush purple? Jamal’s teasing me about it." "Is he reading this?" I asked, horrified. "No." "Sorry I made you blush." "I’m not. Good night, Briar Rose." "Good night, blue-skinned alien.”

“What we have is what it is, and all I want it to be...for now”

“Bren's eyes always drew me, until I found myself drawing them.”

“I smiled. I was starting to like being called Briar Rose.”

“He brushed his hand over my cheek and a thought of a wild briar-rose hedge surrounding a beautiful castle flashed into my mind. Sleeping Beauty's castle. Only he didn't see me as the cursed and passive beauty, quietly waiting to be awakened by her Prince Charming. I was the stunning rose hedge, wild and impenetrable and strong enough to withstand a hundred years of people trying to hack their way through it to the vulnerable innocents I would protect. A hedge that knew which person, which people, to let inside.”

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Book Keywords:

world, rose-fitzroy, legends, fairy-tales, truth, stasis, sleeping-beauty, true-to-life, rose, young-adult

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