First Lines Friday: 26th June

The concept behind First Lines Fridays is to take risks with reading, and not judge a book by its cover.  Have you ever picked up a book and been drawn in from that very first line?  Sometimes fancy covers, the number of pages or the genre can influence our reading choices, often being the difference between ‘yes, I’ll read this’ and ‘this is not for me’.  The idea is to be captivated by the first line or two of a book, and to take a gamble from there.

It’s a weirdly subtle conversation.  I almost don’t notice I’m being blackmailed.

We’re sitting in metal folding chairs backstage, and Martin Addison says, “I read your email.”

(Curious?  Read more to find out which book this extract is from)



Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is – and what he’s looking for.

But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated.

Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal.  It’s a holy freaking huge awesome deal.

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!

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