Friday, January 28, 2011

Snowy beginning of a lively novel

Here are the opening lines of If I Stay, a 2009 YA (young adult) novel by Gayle Forman.
Everyone thinks it was because of the snow. And in a way I suppose that's true.

I wake up this morning to a thin blanket of white covering our front lawn.
I've already talked about this book in my Library Loot post and plan to review it in the next day or so.  But -- ta, da! -- here it is as my Friday Book Beginnings post as well.  The snow is appropriate, as we've had snow in the last couple of weeks across the United States, and melting snow contributed to the ice that my car got stuck in when I tried to get my friend Donna to the emergency room.  Snow and ice in the South always means cars sliding into each other, and this book has a wreck that's much, much more than a mere fender bender.  This is a wonderful book with my top rating of 10/10, which doesn't happen often.  I'll share more in my review.  In the meantime, let me remind you about this meme.

If you want to play along, this meme is hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages.  Share the first sentence or two of the book you are reading.  (Sometimes it takes several sentences to get the full thought.)  Then, share your impressions of that beginning.  Click this link to see what others say about the books they are reading this week.

1 comment:

Helen's Book Blog said...

Oh, I am so glad you liked this one! I did too. I thought the story and characters were great