Quotes by Rachel Cohn

"I Wanna Hold Your Hand.’ First single. Fucking brilliant. Perhaps the most fucking brilliant song ever written. Because they nailed it. That’s what everyone wants. Not 24-7 hot wet sex. Not a marriage that lasts a hundred years. Not a Porsche or a blow job or a million-dollar crib. No. They wanna hold your hand. They have a feeling that they can’t hide."

"The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart. There's no getting over that."

"I want to believe there is a somebody out there for me. I want to believe that I exist to be there for that somebody."

"I'm thinking I would like to dance in the rain with this person. I would like to lie next to him in the dark and watch him breathe and watch him sleep and wonder what he's dreaming about and not get an inferiority complex if the dreams aren't about me."

"I've always resented Hermione, because I wanted to be her so badly and she never seemed to appreciate as much as I thought she should that she got be her. She got to live at Hogwarts and be friends with Harry and kiss Ron, which was supposed to happen to me."


Books by Rachel Cohn

  • Shrimp (Cyd Charisse, #2)
  • 4,127 ratings
  • June 1st 2006 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

    (first published March 1st 2005)

  • Pop Princess
  • 1,947 ratings
  • August 23rd 2005 by Simon Pulse

    (first published February 10th 2004)

  • Very LeFreak
  • 836 ratings
  • January 12th 2010 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

    (first published December 18th 2009)

Rachel Cohn
  • Rachel Cohn

  • Date of birth: December 14, 1968
  • Born: in Silver Spring, MD, The United States.

  • Description: Rachel grew up in the D.C. area and graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in Political Science. She has written many YA novels, including three that she cowrote with her friend and colleague David Levithan. She lives and writes (when she's not reading other people's books, organizing her music library or looking for the best cappuccino) in New York City.