Letting Go of Lisa

Letting Go of Lisa

Book - 2006
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Home-schooled for most of his education, Nathan enters the public high school as a senior where he meets a beautiful girl with a secret and together they learn about loving, living, and dying. Nathan Malone has been home schooled his whole life. He's never spent much time with kids his own age and he's never dated. His mother is now busy with his new twin sisters, so Nathan must enroll at the local high school for his senior year. On the first day, a girl on a motorcycle catches his eye and Nathan is excited to discover the girl is also in his English class. Not only does Lisa ride a motorcycle to school, but she's a loner who seems to come and go as she pleases. She doesn't care what anybody thinks of her. Nathan is intrigued - he's never met anyone like her or had such strong feelings. When he and Lisa finally start spending time together, he's the happiest he's ever been.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780385731591
Characteristics: 181 p. ; 19 cm


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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Our fear is even stronger when
we think we are responsible
for others--our children,
for example. We want
to spare them pain, and
so we forget to listen to
the Sound of Creation.
No one learns from
someone else's mistake.
If we respect others, we
must recognize that they
have a right to their own
dance. Their own spirits
will guide them

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering.
Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

As I started to picture the trees in the storm,
the answer began to dawn on me. The trees in the
storm don't try to stand up straight and tall and
erect. They allow themselves to bend and be blown
with the wind. They understand the power of
letting go. Those trees and those branches that
try too hard to stand up strong and straight are
the ones that break. Now is not the time for you
to be strong, Julia, or you, too, will break

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

The Tao Te Ching says, When I let go of what I am, I become what
I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.
Have you ever struggled to find work or love, only to find them
after you have given up? This is the paradox of letting go.
Let go, in order to achieve. Letting go is God's law

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

We find by losing. We hold fast by letting
go. We become something new by
ceasing to be something old. This seems
to be close to the heart of that mystery.
I know no more now than I ever did
about the far side of death as the last
letting-go of all, but now I know that
I do not need to know, and that I do
not need to be afraid of not knowing.
God knows. That is all that matters

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Letting go doesn't mean we don't care. Letting go doesn't mean we shut down.
Letting go means we stop trying to force outcomes and make people behave.
It means we give up resistance to the way things are, for the moment.
It means we stop trying to do the impossible--controlling that which
we cannot--and instead, focus on what is possible--which usually means
taking care of ourselves. And we do this in gentleness, kindness,
and love, as much as possible

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing
you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is
not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing
which keeps you from hope and love?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

The only things we can keep are the things we freely give to God.
What we try to keep for ourselves is just what we are sure to lose.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

You don't realize that if you stop looking backwards craving the love and acceptance
which you didn't receive from your parents, then you might open your eyes to
what is available for you now. But you won't let go. If only you could see that
looking back into an incomplete and imperfect past, with regret, blame, guilt
or resentment is keeping you from the treasures that await you here now.
The past has gone. You cannot rectify something that is no longer with you.


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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 06, 2012

i rlly luv this book soooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 08, 2010

I want to read this book.


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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 06, 2012

a homeschooled boy goes to public school and finds this girl. he falls in love with her and the girl doesnt return her feelings..but the boy does and kisses her immediately, they both fall in love...but the girl has a cancer...


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