Test Your Knowledge: Song Lyric or YA Quote?

Books and headphonesFalling into a k-hole on Instagram or Pinterest typically entails scrolling through a million quotes superimposed on beachy scenes, starry skies, or lovely mountain landscapes. Often they’re lines from YA books or lyrics from a favorite song. And sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between the two—is that John Green or John Lennon? Taylor Swift or Twilight?

We’ve compiled a little of both—song lyrics and book quotes—to put your YA superfan knowledge to the test. In each pair of quotes below, one is a lyric and one is from a fave YA read. Which is which?

1. On solo journeys:
a) “Some walks you have to take alone.”
b) “My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me.”

2. On darkness:
a) “Don’t get too close. It’s dark inside.”
b) “I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.”

3. On death:
a) “I realize now that dying is easy. Living is hard.”
b) “To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die.”

4. On picking up the pieces:
a) “We’re not broken, just bent. And we can learn to love again.”
b) “We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.”

5. On memories:
a) “In memory, everything seems to happen to music.”
b) “Say you’ll remember me, standing in a nice dress, staring at the sunset.”

6. On beachy metaphors:
a) “My guilt is an ocean for me to drown in.”
b) “Wave after wave, I’m slowly drifting, drifting away. And it feels like I’m drowning.”

 

Answers:

1. On solo journeys:
a) “Some walks you have to take alone.”  ―Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay
b) “My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me.” —Green Day, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”

2. On the dark side:
a) “Don’t get too close. It’s dark inside.”—Imagine Dragons, “Demons”
b) “I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.” —Stephenie Meyer, Twilight

3. On death:
a) “To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die.” —The Smiths, “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”
b) “I realize now that dying is easy. Living is hard.” ―Gayle Forman, If I Stay

4. On picking up the pieces:
a) “We’re not broken, just bent. And we can learn to love again.” —P!nk, “Just Give Me a Reason”
b) “We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.” — John Green, Looking for Alaska

5. On memories:
a) “In memory, everything seems to happen to music.” ―Jenny Han, P.S. I Still Love You
b) “Say you’ll remember me, standing in a nice dress, staring at the sunset.” —Taylor Swift, “Wildest Dreams”

6. On beachy metaphors:
a) “My guilt is an ocean for me to drown in.” ― Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything
b) “Wave after wave, I’m slowly drifting, drifting away. And it feels like I’m drowning.” —Mr. Probz, “Waves”

How many did you get right?

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