First Love

First Love - Ivan Turgenev, Isaiah Berlin A tale that unfolds the torturous circumstance of being in love with a popular and unattainable girl. The highlight of this little book for me was a certain passage near the ending that reflected on age:"…perhaps the whole secret of your enchantment lies not, indeed, in your power to do whatever you may will, but in your power to think that there is nothing you will not do". (page 101)It made me think of this John Green quote: "When adults say, "Teenagers think they are invincible" with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don't know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are."