Friday, September 19, 2014

Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 #14

"Book Beginnings" on Friday is hosted by Rose City Reader, the meme encourages to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book.

"The Friday 56" is also a weekly event, hosted by Freda's Voice, where you find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you from page 56 or 56% in your book/eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.)

Every Friday I think I'm so excited, but really, my weekends aren't much different. I'm up early and running around. It is nice to have everyone home, however, so woohoo! TGIF!

Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost.

Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most.
There's HUDSON, a small-town mechanic who is willing to throw away his dreams for true love. And BREE, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday—and a few stolen goods along the way. ELLIOT believes in happy endings…until his own life goes off-script. And SONIA worries that when she lost her boyfriend, she also lost the ability to love.
Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila's own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth— sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you're looking for is to get lost along the way.

"Hudson could hear the car's engine from blocks away."

My thoughts for this particular intro are a little snarky. I did wonder how Hudson knew it was THE car.

From Pg. 56, "It wasn't the light of the sun that woke him up, but the heat of the starting day and the sweat dripping down his lower back. Hudson opened his eyes in a panic, immediately noticing the absence of stars, the sky bruising with the oncoming sunrise that, under any other circumstance, might have been breathtakingly beautiful." 

Until next time, 


  1. I enjoyed reading the book's synopsis -- sounds like a good idea for a story. I must be snarky too because the writing in the opening and in the 56 didn't impress me. However, that doesn't mean I wouldn't enjoy reading the book anyhow!
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  2. This sounds like a really good book about friendship. I love those. Happy reading.

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  3. I've heard some cars with distinctive engines! They're normally to put it nicely "quirky". I've been wanting to read this one. Hope you're enjoying it!

  4. Sounds like a fun creative adventure. I like when the story is told a bit differently. Do you read each characters POV or is there one narrator?

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  5. I keep seeing this book around the blogosphere. I haven't decided wether or not to read it yet.

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  6. Sounds like a really good adventure story!
    Happy weekend!

  7. Love your snarky thoughts! :D Interesting pick!

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  8. Love the cover and the title.

    i like what Leila finds out about where she should be. THANKS for sharing. Sounds like a thoughtful book.


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