PULL Words & Places: Episode 1

It has occurred to me in the past few days that not everyone has Instagram. Which is fine, of course, but it does mean that non-Instagrammers are missing out on something REALLY COOL.

Well–I think it’s really cool, anyway.

As PULL’s release date approaches (that’s Dec. 8, as you may remember), I’ve been posting quotes from the book and photos of the story’s locations every Tuesday. But I’ve only been posting them on Instagram.

So if you’re not a ‘grammer, you may be missing out. Except that now you aren’t, because I’m going to post the first four in the series right here on the blog!

1. London Bridge Station. 

Photo by Flickr user Gerry Balding. Creative commons license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/legalcode

The story of PULL starts in a train station. London Bridge Station, to be exact; a station I’ve found myself in many times. When Rosie arrives here, everything is cast in shadows, just like this picture. As she journeys through an unspeakable adventure, the contrast between light and dark grows so strong it nearly rips her world in half. It all starts here: London Bridge Station.

2. This quote from Rosie, our main character.


For a girl who hates lying to her parents (especially when they’re already dealing with a crisis), Rosie sure is having to do a lot of it. But when you’re trying to save your brother’s life, is deception justified?

3. Guys Hospital.

Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Smuconlaw. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International.

Looks like a boring picture of a hospital, doesn’t it? You’d never guess this is where Rosie Clayton begins to realize that “reality” is a relative term. Past one of these nondescript windows lies a hospital bed containing her grandfather–a man who, while struggling to live, speaks shocking words only to her. It’s not so much what he says that shoots holes in Rosie’s grasp of reality; it’s how he says it.

4. This quote from Paul, Rosie’s younger brother.


Paul Clayton feels a lot like this styrofoam cup: empty, easily discarded, and hazardous to the environment. His zingers, however, are always in top form–especially when they’re aimed at Rosie.

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Stay tuned for Episode 2 of our Words & Places series! If you’re on Instagram and you’re not yet following me, I’d love to have you along for the ride; I’m @AnneRileyBooks. Aside from cool book quotes and location images, you’ll also get some wicked double-chin selfies and photos of my dirty dishes.


Also, if you haven’t yet pre-ordered PULL, why, you can do so HERE! The paperback is only $9.95 and the e-book is most likely much cheaper than that, though I am currently failing to find its price. #techfail

I hope you enjoyed Episode 1 of PULL’s Words & Places. See you next time!