Friday, October 7, 2011

Beginning ~ with a move

Book Beginnings on Friday will be "two for the price of one" today, a double dose of books beginning with a move to a new place.

Wild Girl ~ by Patricia Reilly Giff, 2009, children's fiction (New York)
My bedroom seemed bare without the horse pictures.  Small holes from the thumbtacks zigzagged up and down the walls. Tio Paulo would have a fit when he saw them.

Never mind Tio Paulo.  I tucked the pictures carefully into my backpack.  "You're going straight to America with me," I told them.
The Wild Girls ~ by Pat Murphy, 2007, YA fiction (California)
I met the Queen of the Foxes in 1972, when my family moved from Connecticut to California.

I was twelve years old.  I had just graduated from sixth grade, and I didn't want to move.  But my father got a new job in San Francisco.  My mom said California was a great place to live.  Nobody asked my brother or me what we thought about the move.  So that was that:  the movers came and packed up all our stuff, we drove across the country, and there I was, in a new place where I didn't know anyone.
These beginning are not terribly exciting, but I'm curious enough to keep reading. I shared summaries about these books when I got them last week from the library. Having gotten through Banned Books Week, I'm now ready to read them.

If you want to share the first lines of a book you are reading, click on the link and visit Katy at A Few More Pages.  (Today's list.)

Browse there to find interesting books for your own reading list.  And don’t forget that Katy and all the contributors to this meme (including me) love comments.

1 comment:

Helen's Book Blog said...

Both of these sound good to me and there's a theme: movement! I hope you enjoy your weekend