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
Here’s what goes down:
It’s just the four of us. My best friends, Ivy and Guillermo (G-mo), my
brother, Tyler, and me. We’re just strolling through the aisles of a corner
convenience store, rapping aloud to my favorite Kendrick Lamar song,
“Feel,” taking turns rapping verses out loud.
We each choose a bag of chips and a candy bar. For me, I pick salt and
vinegar Lay’s, something I could toss a mint in my mouth after and still be
fine, and then a king-sized Kit Kat bar.
We go up to the register and pay for our stuff. I’m mostly excited to
satisfy my growling stomach over a binge marathon of A Different World, at
my and Tyler’s place.
Five stars for me and a must-read for everyone.