Friday Firstliners or First Line Fridays was started by “Hoarding Books” and encourages readers to copy in the first line or first few lines of a book they are currently reading or intended to read soon.
My choice for this meme is Helen Thorpe’s Just Like Us, a non-fiction book which discovers what coming of age in America is like for Mexican girls.
“Three-quarters of the way through her final year of high school, Marisela Benavidez ran into a problem. Her father wanted to attend her senior prom.”
If that doesn’t catch the YA audience of Latinas, nothing will, but actually, judging from some university students’ stories of their fathers’ overprotectiveness, this is not unusual!
I hope to start this book this coming weekend.