First Lines Friday: 10th June

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!

Please comment below or tag me in the post, so I can check it out!

It happened in October, two days before the half-term break.

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


Love Lessons by David Belbin


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(Taken from Amazon)

Rachel has a crush on her new English teacher. Mike fancies Rachel too. Neither plans to do anything about it. Then a school play brings them closer together. Really Close.

Romeo and Juliet is a very romantic play, but this is real life. The star-crossed lovers are constantly afraid of discovery, of losing everything. What began as a schoolgirl fantasy has turned into an X-rated nightmare.

I read this book in my very early teens, and I never forgot it.  I’ve recently been on the hunt for some of the books I read at secondary school, and this was one of just a small amount I’ve been able to trace.  I’m interested to see if I have a different impression of it now I am older – obviously I was a school girl when I read it first of all and really enjoyed it.  Perhaps I will find the content more disturbing now through adult eyes.

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