First Lines Fridays 1.15: I share a…

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

I share a bedroom with my older sister Kim, which wouldn’t be a problem except she has this habit of making a face whenever I walk in.

“That’s what you’re wearing?” She points her mascara wand at me, the disbelief thick enough to flake off.

“It’s fine.” I push up my sleeves and they fall right back down again. “Don’t worry about it.”

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by Michelle Quach
ASIN/ISBN: 9780063038363
Publication: September 14, 2021

Eliza Quan is the perfect candidate for editor in chief of her school paper. That is, until ex-jock Len DiMartile decides on a whim to run against her. Suddenly her vast qualifications mean squat because inexperienced Len—who is tall, handsome, and male—just seems more like a leader.

When Eliza’s frustration spills out in a viral essay, she finds herself inspiring a feminist movement she never meant to start, caught between those who believe she’s a gender equality champion and others who think she’s simply crying misogyny.

Amid this growing tension, the school asks Eliza and Len to work side by side to demonstrate civility. But as they get to know one another, Eliza feels increasingly trapped by a horrifying realization—she just might be falling for the face of the patriarchy himself. (from Goodreads)

I’ve been hearing so many good things about this. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while. I can’t wait to read it! Is it on your TBR too? Have you already read it?

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