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 make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:
- 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!
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“I realize this is upsetting news,” said Ms. Daniels, watching me and Olivia across her enormous wooden desk. There was no way I was letting her see me cry. I bit my lip and stared at the wall behind her.’
The book is:
Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor
Zoe and her best friend, Olivia, have always had big plans for the future, none of which included Olivia getting sick. Still, Zoe is determined to put on a brave face and be positive for her friend.
Even when she isn’t sure what to say.
Even when Olivia misses months of school.
Even when Zoe starts falling for Calvin, Olivia’s crush.
The one thing that keeps Zoe moving forward is knowing that Olivia will beat this, and everything will go back to the way it was before. It has to. Because the alternative is too terrifying for her to even imagine
I’ve had Maybe One Day on my shelves for years. I was immensely interested in reading Maybe One Day back when I originally acquired it. However, over time my interest in this book has fluctuated. Sometimes I think that I’m never going to get around to reading Zoe’s story, while somedays I promise myself that I’m going to read Maybe One Day soon.
Maybe One Day I’ll get around to reading it (sorry for the pun, I had to get that out there).
Have you read Maybe One Day? What’d you think of it?
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