First Line Friday | August 28, 2020

Posted August 28, 2020 by Kait in Bookish Memes, First Line Friday / 7 Comments

Happy Friday! Today I am participating in First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!

Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of…


First Line Friday | August 28, 2020Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli, Aisha Saeed
Published on February 4, 2020 by Balzer + Bray
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA, Queer
Pages: 436
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YES Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate—as long as he’s behind the scenes. When it comes to speaking to strangers (or, let’s face it, speaking at all to almost anyone), Jamie’s a choke artist. There’s no way he’d ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes…until he meets Maya.
NO Maya Rehman’s having the worst Ramadan ever. Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is canceled, and now her parents are separating. Why her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing—with some awkward dude she hardly knows—is beyond her.
MAYBE SO Going door to door isn’t exactly glamorous, but maybe it’s not the worst thing in the world. After all, the polls are getting closer—and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural romance of the century is another thing entirely.


“Oranges don’t have nipples.”

Well that’s quite an opener! Becky Albertalli has some of my very favorite first lines, and this book is no exception! I finished Kate in Waiting (out uh… next May. I may have gotten a little excited when it showed up on my kindle and read it… nine months early… oops) last night and immediately needed another story by her to read. I picked up YES NO MAYBE SO, which alternates between Albertalli’s Jamie chapters and Aisha Saeed’s Maya chapters, and they are SO GOOD!!!


You can participate too! Just grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books. Link your posts in the comments and have a splendiferous week!

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7 responses to “First Line Friday | August 28, 2020

  1. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first (2) line(s) is from “Hope for Christmas” by Dr. Elizabeth Maddrey:

    “Cyan Hewitt stared out at the waves of the Pacific Ocean. The pebbly beach on Whidbey Island wasn’t comfortable for sitting, so he’d found himself doing a lot of standing on mornings when the sea called to him.”

    • I’m currently reading Tomorrow’s Shining Dream by Naomi Rawlings.
      “Daniel shifted in his saddle, causing a drop of sweat to roll down his back.”
      I hope you have a great weekend. 🙂❤📚

  2. Great first line! Silly!!😂😂

    Mine is from Alexis by Dianne Harman…….

    Alexis sat back in her chair and stared at Bob and Nina, not believing what she’s just heard. After several moments she cleared her throat and said in a voice that was clearly fighting back tears “You’re giving me weight loss surgery for my annual bonus? Seriously?” she asked.

    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading!📚💜
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  3. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from The Edge of Belonging a debut book by Amanda Cox.
    September 8, 1994
    People considered him homeless because he didn’t have an address of his own, but Harvey James would’ve been homeless even if he owned the turreted mansion off State Route 460.

  4. I’m currently reading To Love A Prince by Rachel Hauck and it’s GREAT! The first line is “It’s said in the north country of Lauchtenland that the sea has a song and love blooms from the earth the same as flora and fauna.” I hope you have a nice weekend!

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