The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender Quotes

Leslye Walton
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I was just a girl.
-- Ava Lavender (Prologue paragraph 2)

Importance: While many people hypothesize and consider what Ava might be – and those ideas range from an angel to a monster – Ava knows the truth. She is only a girl, despite having wings.

Love can make us such fools.
-- Emilienne Roux (Chapter 1 paragraph 39)

Importance: After Emilienne helps an injured boy at the age of 13, she allows the boy to touch her bare bottom. It is an impulsive act borne of Emilienne’s love for the boy, but also holds to a deeper truth. Love can make people do dumb things. This will certainly be the case later in the novel, especially when it comes to Viviane, who allows her own broken heart to dictate her life, and the life of Ava.

Fate. Both my anguish and my solace. My escort and my cage.
-- Ava Lavender (Chapter 10 paragraph 31)

Importance: Ava attempts to console herself with her lot in life – wings that she sees as both a blessing...

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