ARC Quote Review: Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid!!!

Posted July 30, 2015 by Nori in Book Reviews / 5 Comments


Never Always Sometimes
Adi Alsaid
Release Date: 08/04/2015
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Received From: BEA

Never date your best friend

Always be original

Sometimes rules are meant to be broken

Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school kids—the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day, dissecting the drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom king and queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they’d never, ever do in high school.

Some of the rules have been easy to follow, like #5, never die your hair a color of the rainbow, or #7, never hook up with a teacher. But Dave has a secret: he’s broken rule #8, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school. It’s either that or break rule #10, never date your best friend. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember.

Julia is beautiful, wild and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. He even dyes his hair an unfortunate shade of green. It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing happens: Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the clichés, they’ve actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love.

Princess Sofia Regular

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:

Quote #1:
“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.

Quote #2:

“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.

Quote #3:

“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.

Quote #4:

“To be sorry you hurt me is not enough for me to forgive you.”
Love this quote.

Quote #5:

“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.

Quote #6:

“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.

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5 responses to “ARC Quote Review: Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid!!!

  1. I really do want to read this one at some point! It looks like it is going to be such a fun book, and I love the idea of making a list of things to never do – and ending up doing them anyway. Love the quotes <3

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