So, what’s it about?
First Lines Fridays is a weekly — obviously — feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words where we dare to ask: What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? It is a meme that allows us to explore the world of fiction.
I myself judge books by their author, cover, and notoriety. So, seeing people do this challenge for months has had me pick up some pretty amazing books
How it works?
• Pick a book off your shelf (it could be a current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page.
• Copy the first few lines, but don’t provide any other details about the book just yet — let’s see if it hooks the reader in!
• Finally…reveal the book!
the first first line fridays of 2018 ! let’s start it off with a bang! This is a book that came out late 2017 and seemed pretty popular as all the reviews I saw of it were really positive!
Three year twelve students threw curious glances at the new girl as the class filled the room, but nobody made an effort to greet her.
MY THOUGHTS; this sounds, sadly accurate for a group of year twelves ( for you Americans, thats about 17 year olds ) and it makes me feel bad for the main character within the first line which is really good so I’m actually more intrigued by this line than i thought I would be.
WHAT BOOK IS IT ?
INDIGO BLUE BY JESSICA WATSON
Alex feels like a fish out of water in her new hometown – the sleepy little lakeside village of Boreen Point where she is reluctantly sent to live with her slightly eccentric aunt for her final year of high school. None of Alex’s classmates could care less about the new girl, so Alex couldn’t care less about them . . . or so she tries to tell herself.
As a distraction from what is quickly shaping up to be a very lonely year, Alex spends her savings on a rundown little yacht and throws herself into restoring it. An offer to help a shy classmate with a history assignment leads to a curious discovery and the beginnings of a friendship, but it’s Sam – the sailmaker’s apprentice – and his mysterious ways that really capture Alex’s attention . . .
what do you think about this book?
until next time,