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
It was the wrong time of the year for her bank account to look so
As she stepped off her bus on a Cambridge, Massachusetts side street,
Allison Jones peered at the miniscule total in the text on her cell phone as
if it would miraculously change right before her eyes to a higher number
that would allow her to buy everything she wanted to get on her Christmas
Presto chango, money appear!
Her smartphone wasn’t cooperating.
Now filled with new passengers, the bus that had taken her from her
Allston apartment to her job in Cambridge sped by her, leaving her in a
cloud of exhaust fumes.
I picked this book for this week because I was hoping that some of you would read it and talk about with me. It’s only 50 pages and a fluffy novella with some deep emotions. Lisa Mondello is a bit of a hit and miss for me. In the sense that I sometimes love her writing, and sometimes it gets on my nerves. This novella was a 4 star for me, but I still have mixed about it all.