Hello dear readers! Today, I’m going to be doing the First Lines Friday! This is the third time I am doing it and I’m loving it so far.
If you don’t know what it is, it’s a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. Judge a book by its opening lines, and not by its cover! So here we go!
- Pick a book off your shelf and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines to capture the reader’s attention
- Finally… reveal the book!
The first few lines:
“He’d stopped trying to bring her back.
She only came back when she felt like it, in dreams and lies and broken-down déjà vu. Like, he’d be driving to work, and he’d see a girl with red hair standing on the corner – and he’d swear, for half a choking moment, that it was her.
Then he’d see that the girl’s hair was more blond than red.
And that she was holding a cigarette … And wearing a Sex Pistols T-shirt.
Eleanor hated the Sex Pistols.
Standing behind him until he turned his head.
Lying next to him just before he woke up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough.
Eleanor ruining everything.
He’d stopped trying to bring her back.”
Ready to guess?
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The Book is:
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. Eleanor and Park is one of my Top 10 favorite books of all time! It was so breath taking and just…..just beautiful. I couldn’t get enough and I really recommend it to anyone who wants a really cute love story, but be careful because Rainbow Rowell is an expert in making you feel all the feels (if you know what I mean). Anyways, she is one of my favorite authors because her writing is just beautiful and she knows exactly how to keep her readers captivated.
Plot from Goodreads:
One extraordinary love.
Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.
Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.
Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.
Did you guess what the book was? Until next time 🙂