TUESDAY TEASER

Friday’s (May 17) post on “Friday First Liners” here included the first line of Wendy Mills’ All We Have Left. Today, since I just finished the book, instead of writing a “tease” from where I am reading, my Tuesday Teaser will be excerpts from the back cover of the paperback YA novel.

” A haunting and heart-wrenching story of two girls, two time periods, and the one event that changed their lives–and the world forever.”

Jesse, aged 16, searching out the truth about how her older brother died during the 2001 World Trade Center attacks is one thread/story.

The other thread, set in 2001, the era of the attack, brings Alia, a sixteen-year-old Muslim, who is a typical American teenager in every sense of the word, dealing with strict parents, demanding school assignments, complex relationships with friends, especially boys, and who is the girl caught in the flames mentioned in the Friday First Liners post.

As it “interweav[es] stories from past and present, All We Have Left brings one of the most important days in our recent history to life, showing that love and hate have the power to celebrate…the future.”

IT IS AN EXCELLENT READ that is going out to my Little Free Library…now!

FRIDAY FIRST LINERS

First Line Fridays, which I first encountered on “Carla Loves to Read,” and originally started on “Hoarding Books,” is a post I could relate to.  I love reading the first lines of a new book or sharing the first lines of one I’ve already begun. Here are the first few lines of Wendy Mills’ novel, All We Have Left:

” 2001/Alia

Travis draws my face into his chest as the smoke engulfs us.

The other tower fell, it fell straight down like a waterfall of concrete and steel, and, Oh God, help me, please help me, because is this one going to fall too?            “

Turning to the back cover, I read, “A haunting and heart-wrenching story of two girls, two time periods, and the one event that changed their lives–and the world–forever.”

I am soooo ready to read this YA novel.