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!
“The rift that opened on our farm the evening I was born was like a shard of glass: sharp, and angled, and not quite transparent, but tilt your head a little and it might as well be invisible. So no one could blame my parents for not noticing that first week.”
I’m intrigued! Anyone have any guesses on what book this is? I’ll give you a few clues…
Last chance to guess!
Today’s book is…
The Art of Saving the World by Corinne Duyvis
Published on September 15, 2020 by Harry N. Abrams
Genres: Multiverse, Neurodivergent, Science Fiction, YA, Aspec, Queer
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One girl and her doppelgangers try to stop the end of the world in this YA sci-fi adventure
When Hazel Stanczak was born, an interdimensional rift tore open near her family’s home, which prompted immediate government attention. They soon learned that if Hazel strayed too far, the rift would become volatile and fling things from other dimensions onto their front lawn—or it could swallow up their whole town. As a result, Hazel has never left her small Pennsylvania town, and the government agents garrisoned on her lawn make sure it stays that way. On her sixteenth birthday, though, the rift spins completely out of control. Hazel comes face-to-face with a surprise: a second Hazel. Then another. And another. Three other Hazels from three different dimensions! Now, for the first time, Hazel has to step into the world to learn about her connection to the rift—and how to close it. But is Hazel—even more than one of her—really capable of saving the world?
“The rift that opened on our farm the evening I was born was like a shard of glass: sharp, and angled, and not quite transparent, but tilt your head a little and it might as well be invisible.”
I’ve been reading THE ART OF SAVING THE WORLD this week and I LOVE IT!!!! Have you read it yet?
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