Boy21
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"Boy21" Quotes

By Matthew Quick

young adult | 250 pages | Published in NaN

Basketball has always been an escape for Finley. He lives in gray, broken Bellmont, a town ruled by the Irish Mob, drugs, violence, and racially charged rivalries. At home, he takes care of his disabled grandfather, and at school he’s called “White Rabbit”, the only white kid on the varsity basketball team. He’s always dreamed of getting out somehow with his girlfriend, Erin. But until then, when he puts on his number 21, everything seems to make sense.Russ has just moved to the neighborhood. A former teen basketball phenom from a privileged home, his life has been turned upside down by tragedy. Cut off from everyone he knows, he now answers only to the name Boy21—his former jersey number—and has an unusual obsession with outer space.As their final year of high school brings these two boys together, “Boy21” may turn out to be the answer they both need.

ISBN_13:9780316127974

Quotes

Don't let anyone else define who you are or what you can do.

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Sometimes we have to give up what we want in order to do what is right.

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You don't have to be defined by your circumstances. You can choose to rise above them.

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Sometimes the best way to help someone is just to be there for them.

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We can't change the past, but we can choose how we move forward.

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Your worth isn't determined by your accomplishments, but by the kindness you show to others.

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Sometimes it's easier to hide behind a mask, but true strength comes from showing your true self.

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We all have our own unique talents, and it's up to us to discover and embrace them.

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The people who truly care about you will accept you for who you are, flaws and all.

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Sometimes life throws unexpected challenges at us, but we have the power to overcome them.

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