Over spring break, I reread The Virgin Suicides. It was a spiritual experience, the most spiritual experience I've had since watching Gilmore Girls for the first time. The sentences are lyrical, the ones you want to forget right away just so you can experience the same indescribable emotion for the first time, again and again. But at the same time, they're the ones you never want to forget. Has anyone else ever had that emotion? Forget it. If you haven't, I'm a mere imbecile, but this book is not. It is genius. So, even if you have not encountered this emotion, you still need to read the sentences and the words and the meaning that lies in the spaces between them.
Here are 16 quotes that will make you want to dive in right this second.