Quotes Collection Part Six

I read Steven Herrick’s #LoveOzYA verse novel The Simple Gift in May last year (2017). It affected me way more than I expected it too. Below is one of the quotes I jotted down while reading it.

The Simple Gift is a story of friendship and second chances, of healing and new love. The characters Caitlin, Billy & Old Bill are three people from different walks of life brought together by circumstance, with the result being that they all end up making each other’s life better. It is a beautiful book and one I highly recommend.


The Simple Gift by Steven Herrick

I’m not proud.
I’m sixteen, and soon
to be homeless.

Weary of his life with his alcoholic, abusive father, sixteen-year-old Billy packs a few belongings and hits the road, hoping for something better than what he left behind. He finds a home in an abandoned freight train outside a small town, where he falls in love with rich, restless Caitlin and befriends a fellow train resident, “Old Bill,” who slowly reveals a tragic past. When Billy is given a gift that changes everything, he learns not only to how forge his own path in life, but the real meaning of family.

To view previous Bookish Babble Quote Collections click HERE.

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2 thoughts on “Quotes Collection Part Six

  1. It had that effect on me too Sarah, so few words and it was so incredibly moving and profound. It was the first Steven Herrick book I had read at that point and absolutely fell in love. That quote is beautiful Sarah, although you could probably jot down full passages because it’s all so incredibly beautiful. I wonder what he’s working on next! ♡♡♡

    • Agreed! Hard to cut it down to one quote.

      I’m trying to remember when his latest new release was, 2016?
      I might have to do a trawl through his website etc, to see of he‘s got anything new coming out 😃 and check on what of his back catalogue I still need to read.

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