First Lines Fridays : May 13, 2016

Welcome to a brand-new feature here in Reads and Thoughts : First Lines Fridays! Each week, I’ll be sharing the first line of what I’m currently reading to entice, acquaint and maybe buddy read with you right? 😉

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? If you want to join the meme be sure to check out Wandering Words, and here are her rules below.

The rules:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (or your current read) 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!

So here we go, the first line of what I’m currently reading and from what book it came from.

“The summer sky was dark outside my window when the phone rang. Not a tinny version of a pop song from somebody’s cell-the hard jangle of the landline.”

Frannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup

When Frannie Little eavesdrops on her parents fighting she discovers that her cousin Truman is gay, and his parents are so upset they are sending him to live with her family for the summer. At least, that’s what she thinks the story is. . . When he arrives, shy Frannie befriends this older boy, who is everything that she’s not–rich, confident, cynical, sophisticated. Together, they embark on a magical summer marked by slowly unraveling secrets.


I’m reading this for a blog tour and I’m currently enjoying it and I’m really getting intrigued. Watch out for my blog tour stop on the 16th. 😉

You, what are you currently reading? I’m interested to know, let’s chat about it. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “First Lines Fridays : May 13, 2016

  1. Yani says:

    Oh, I love this feature. It’s the first time that I have read such. It’s such a great idea! ❤ Also, you featured Frannie and Tru. Thank you so much, Karla!

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