First Lines Friday: 14th August

first lines fridays

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!

Copy and paste the text and banner (or make your own!) above for your own First Lines Fridays posts.


I taped the commercial back in April, before anything had happened, and promptly forgot about it.  A few weeks ago, it had started running and, suddenly, I was everywhere.


Curious?  Read on to find out which book this extract is from…

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Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

Goodreads | The Book Depository


Blurb:

I’m Annabel.

I’m the girl who has it all.

Model looks, confidence.

A great social life.

I’m one of the lucky ones.

Aren’t I?

My ‘best friend’ is spreading rumours about me. My family is slowly falling apart. It’s turning into a long, lonely summer, full of secrets and silence.

But I’ve met this guy who won’t let me hide away. He’s one of those intense types, obsessed with music. He’s determined to make me listen. And he’s determined to make me smile. But can he help me forget what happened the night everything changed?


Have you read this book?  Have you ever chosen to read a book based purely on an extract, and if so, did it work out well?  Share your experiences!

Also, if you want to try First Lines Fridays yourself, comment your book teasers below, or just pingback if you write your own post, so I can check it out!

Emma

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