"It’s hard to say this without seeming ungrateful, but seventeen years in the world, and signifying my coming of age to a measure like this felt awkward. Like it could amount to more than this. It’s like someone telling you most of your life: “This is the first most awesome thing that will lead to many other awesome things in your life.”

But when you arrive at it and feel like it isn't, it's not a code that makes a complete picture or something cool - it's just a black screen on a monitor that’s switched on. Maybe even a flatline.

I wanted it to have meaning. I wanted to feel something. Funny how you can be a human versus a shell and still feel like nothing pierces you - tingling your nerves, drawing blood, any sign of something stirring upon your skin or from within you."

Another random quote from my current YA cyberpunk WIP.  I'm choosing to work on it tonight, so I'll pick up regular reading tomorrow.  Happy reading all.