Where did February go?? It feels like the month just started and now we’re already on the last week of it.
First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
Caidyn will be in blue.
Chantel will be in purple.
Today, for the second time in my life, I killed King Wylding. Killing’s the easy part of the job, though. He never even bleeds when a sword runs through him. It’s what comes after that gets messy.
I think that a short one will be enough for today. If you all are friends or follow me on Goodreads, you’ll know that this is one of my current reads that I’ve really been enjoying. It’s YA and after reading a real dud, this one is really rocking my world and it’s exactly what I needed.
So, it is…
Initially, I was going to write some long spiel about this book, but I realized then that it would sort of ruin my review since, by the time this is published, I’ll be finished. (We do these somewhat early. Unless we forget. Which happens.) So, I’m just going to say that I really enjoyed this book. While it had some flaws to it, they didn’t hamper my enjoyment of the book and y’all will have to keep an eye out for my review!
August 25, 1991
I am writing to you because she said you would listen and understand and didn’t try to sleep with that person at that party even though you could have. Please don’t try to figure out who she is because then you might figure out who I am, and I really don’t want you to do that. I will call people by different names or generic names because I don’t want you to find me. I didn’t enclose a return address for the same reason. I mean nothing bad by this. Honest.
I just need to know that someone out there listens and understands and doesn’t try to sleep with people even if they could have. I need to know that these people exist.
This is an incredibly popular book and I think most people have read it. It’s one of those books that I think most people 20 and older have read because it was a book they read as a teenager in high school. I believe that’s where I first read it and I fell in love with it. While I haven’t read it in a long time, I would still highly recommend it because it’s a book that doesn’t shy away from trauma. You are going on a journey with the main character and that includes him figuring out things about himself that he might not have known.
I think I’ve said too much.
Anyway, if you haven’t guessed, I’m talking about…
Now, I don’t know where this cover is from because it’s not the original cover. However, I recently bought a copy of this book with this cover and it’s gorgeous.
Like I said earlier, this is a really popular book and for good reason. It’s told in the form of letters which allows Charlie to tell his story. We never find out who he’s writing to, but it doesn’t matter. He needs to talk about the things he’s been through and how difficult it is being a teenager who feels lost.
I also think that the movie adaptation is one of the best ever. The author actually wrote and directed the movie and it’s an amazing movie. Plus it has Emma Watson, so yes.
This book is highly recommended from me and I do hope to re-read the book again sometime soon.