One of my favorite books of all time. Here are some notable quotes that I found:
“We lie best when we lie to ourselves.”
“Maybe there aren't any such things as good friends or bad friends - maybe there are just friends, people who stand by you when you're hurt and who help you feel not so lonely."
“Eddie discovered one of his childhood's great truths. Grownups are the real monsters, he thought.”
“What can be done when you’re eleven can often never be done again.”
“No good friends, no bad friends; only people you want, need to be with. People who build their houses in your heart.”
“Everything's a lot tougher when it's for real. That's when you choke. When it's for real.”
“Best not to look back. Best to believe there will be happily ever afters all the way around - and so there may be; who is to say there will not be such endings?"
“Politics always change. Stories never do.”
“It was easier to be brave when you were someone else.”
“Mrs. Cole was a perfect democrat. She hated all kids equally.”
“Maybe people really don’t change as much as we think. Maybe they just... maybe they just stiffen up.”