My name's Em.
I'm seventeen.

“We tell lies when we are afraid... afraid of what we don't know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger.”
Tad Williams

"I wish I could tell you about
all the things that scare me.
Because they’re all eating away
at my rotten heart,
and my head is so swollen with fear,
it’s pushing my hollow eyes
right out of my skull.
I wish you could hold me in the dark
and tell me about the girl
you kissed this year,
the way her smile seemed
to scold your tongue.
Tell me about the bitter taste
she left in your mouth.
Tell me about the green tea
you bought to wash it down.
I wish I could fall asleep next to you
We’d talk until our eye lids drooped
and you’d sleep with your head
on my pillow again.
I would wake up with your hair
in my nose.
And you would make me tea
in the morning."

"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain."

"I hope that one day you will have the experience of doing something you do not understand for someone you love."

"Read as much as you can. Nothing will help you as much as reading."