Friday, October 28, 2011

Beginning ~ with a mauve flyer

It was a sign thumbtacked high on the corkboard of the local Acme.  A flyer, really — quick-copy-shop mauve and nothing fancy.  The headline read TWO WEEKS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE — another famous preposterous promise, and so I stopped to read it.

This is the beginning of Chapter One (page 7), and it does intrigue me.  However, there is also a Prologue (page 1), which is equally intriguing.  Put them together and what I've got is The Heart Is Not a Size by Beth Kephart, 2010, YA fiction. I am so totally hooked!

What I remember now is the bunch of them running:  from the tins, which were their houses.  Up the whte streets, which were the color of bone.
  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.


SquirrelQueen said...

What an interesting beginning. It has an almost apocalyptic sound to it but the cover looks so happy. I might have to pick this up to find out.

Happy Weekend!

JC Jones said...

That is a good title to go with the quote. Very interesting.

Helen's Book Blog said...

I've read some good reviews of this one, I hope you like it!

Katy said...

Interesting beginning lines. I hope you're enjoying it! :)

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!