First Lines Friday

First Lines Friday – 4th October 2019

Welcome to First Lines Friday, a weekly book feature hosted by Wandering Words.

Rules:

  1. Choose a book from your shelves/current read
  2. Open the book to the first page
  3. Copy the first line on the page, making sure you don’t give away the book title
  4. Reveal the book.

I love the idea of this, so often it’s the first few lines of a book that can draw you in and set expectations for the rest of the book. I’m going to post a few lines from a book I’ve recently finished, then scroll down for the BIG reveal.

I’m holding my breath, hovering between wavering sunlight and deep, dark blue, arms twirling while my feet kick up and down, slow as tides. I’m not ready to go back up; too much waits for me above the surface. But I know I can’t just float forever. Life always forces you to move one way or the other, whether you’re bursting into sunlight or swimming down.

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Here is the book:

Birthday by Meredith Russo

Meet Eric and Morgan.

Born on the same day, at the same time, in the same place. They’ve always shared this one day together, but as they grow up they begin to grow apart. Everyone expects Eric to get a football scholarship, but no one knows he’s having second thoughts.
Former quarterback Morgan feels utterly alone, as she wrestles with the difficult choice to live as her true self.

Both of them are struggling to be the person they know they are. Who better to help than your best friend?

Told on one day every year, over six years, this is a story about how change pulls people apart… and how love brings them back together.

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