FIRST LINE FRIDAYS

Thanks to Hoarding Books for the use of their meme

Today’s Friday Firstliner comes from Tanya Maria Barrientos’ Frontera Street.

“DEE

There are fourteen verb tenses in Spanish, so much more than the past, present, and future. That’s what it said in the first sentence of the paperback I bought, thinking I just needed to brush up.”

I plan to start this one today.

TUESDAY TEASER

Having discovered on Brainfluff, an excellent blog, this meme hosted by The Purple Booker, I am putting forth my Tuesday Teaser for this week.

Instructions were to choose a random sentence or two and type them hoping to tease others into reading the same book you are reading. Add yours here after mine by hitting Leave a Reply:

This teaser is from Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, a YA novel.  I am at the end of Chapter Eleven where Dante and Ari fifteen year old friends are about to part ways for a year because Dante’s professor father has taken a temporary position at another university.

“Dante hugged me.

I hugged him back.

‘See you in a few months,’ he said.

‘Yeah,’ I said.

‘I’ll write,’ he said.

I knew he would.

I wasn’t sure I’d write back.”

The book starts a whole new section after this as the two friends ponder the secrets of Life and the Universe-two boys so alike and so different all at the same time.  This is a magnificently written novel with mystery, friendship and family relationships, and excellent dialogue employed well.