Famous Last Words is a new monthly feature here in Land of 1000 Wonders. I wanted to find a new way to share some fabulous quotations from reads old and new. The inspiration for this feature came from the character Pudge in John Green’s Looking for Alaska.
Sarah Walters is a less-than-perfect debutante. Born a Southern Belle, she strives to follow the time-honored customs of the Charleston Camellia Society, following in her mother and grandmother’s footsteps. This often means things Camellias don’t do…like ride with boys in pickup trucks.
Sarah eventually leaves her Southern roots behind as she ventures for a new life in New York City, trying to make sense of city sophistication, understand how her years of training applies to real life, and how much of her strange and antiquated world she’s left behind.
When life becomes too overwhelming, Sarah returns to the one thing she knows, and confronts the unerring motto “Once a Camellia, always a Camellia.”
Sarah appears in Katie Crouch’s first book, Girls in Trucks.