If you haven’t read any books by Adi Alsaid, drop whatever you’re doing, PRONTO, and pick up either Let’s Get Lost or Never Always Sometimes. Oh. My. Goodness. My love for these two books has no bounds. But, instead of me flailing over Never Always Sometimes, I decided to share with you WHY I love it so much.
Here are a couple of quotes from the ARC version of Never Always Sometimes:
“I’m usually a bit awkward in houses that I haven’t been to before, so it’s a way to not look weird. If I find something I’ve read before it automatically makes me more comfortable.”
I think that as bookworms, we can all relate to this quote.
“How do text messages make you feel existential?
I start thinking about exactly that: how people can edit a thought before sending it out to the world. They can make themselves seem more well spoken than they are, or funnier, smarter. I start thinking that no one in the world is who they say the are, then my mind goes to how I also edit myself, not just online but in real life, except for those rare instances like right now where I’m ranting- even though that’s a lie because I’ve had this train of thought before and damned if I didn’t tweak it in my head a few times to make it sound better- and then my mind starts racing so furiously I can’t control my thoughts, and I start thinking about robots and wondering if I’m even a real person.”
There are two types of people: people who understand this train of thought, and people who don’t. I’m one of the people who completely understands it, because it’s the way that my brain works.
“No point in living a life less ordinary if you don’t know what the other side looks like.”
I 100% stand by this quote.
“To be sorry you hurt me is not enough for me to forgive you.”
Love this quote.
“Human beings are more or less formulas. Pun intended. We are not any one thing that is mathematically provable. We are more or less than we are anything. We are more or less kind, or more or less not. More or less selfish, happy, wise, lonely.”
I love this comparison- it’s so unique.
“The sun kept dipping down into the ocean and the lights came on at the harbor, casting sudden shadows on the ground, illuminating the faces that were just a second ago silhouettes. The sky was golden and purple, the ocean a darker shade of violet.”
Okay, if you don’t see why I decided to share this quote with you…well…it’s because it is BEAUTIFUL.
Anyways, I hope that these quotes sparked some interest in you as far as reading Never Always Sometimes. I 100% recommend this book to anyone and everyone.