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- 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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Hello friends! Welcome back to Adele Is Reading! Today on the blog we’ve got a First Lines Fridays post.
Today’s novel is a book that I’m actually pretty excited for! I love the author’s works. I wish I had more of their books in my possession truthfully.
It was me who took the order. It could have been anyone. I don’t know why I feel guilty. But it was me.
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The Night She Disappeared by April Henry — Young Adult, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also works part time as a delivery girl at Pete’s Pizza. One night, Kayla—another delivery girl—goes missing. To her horror, Gabie learns that the supposed kidnapper had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Gabie can’t move beyond the fact that Kayla’s fate was really meant for her, and she becomes obsessed with finding Kayla. She teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete’s. Together, they set out to prove that Kayla isn’t dead—and to find her before she is.
I’m a huge fan of April Henry’s works. Seriously, there’s currently only one other author whose YA Mystery / Thriller works that I can’t get enough of (Hannah Jayne).
Whenever I read one of Henry’s books I always end up falling into the story. Falling into the book your reading is always a good thing, especially if you’re enjoying the book. However! When I read one of Henry’s (or Jayne’s) novels, it feels like a step further than just falling into the story.
I don’t know how Henry does it, but woooow, I always end up enjoying the rides she takes us on.
Have you read any of April Henry’s works?
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