Sarah Dessen vs. John Grisham | Quail Ridge Books | Page: Readings & Signings | Indy Week

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Sarah Dessen vs. John Grisham

When: Sat., June 10, 2 p.m. 2017

John Grisham, a one-man (many-interned) legal-thriller industry, and Sarah Dessen, a Chapel Hill-based YA author, have little in common besides their Quail Ridge Books signings this week. But, oddly enough, they don't always sound that different. So let's test your knowledge: Grisham or Dessen?

1. "Life is full of screw-ups. You're supposed to fail sometimes. It's a required part of the human existence." 2. "If you're gonna be stupid, you gotta be tough." 3. "Don't compromise yourself—you're all you have." 4. "There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater." 5. "Love yourself, for the sake of your better future." 6. "Love can make up for a lot." 7. "Because the truth sometimes hurts," I said. "Yeah," he said. "So do lies, though." 8. "It's amazing how lies grow. You start with a small one that seems easy to cover, then you get boxed in and tell another one."

[Answers: 1. D, 2. G, 3. G, 4. D, 5. G, 6. D, 7. D, 8. G]David Klein

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