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First Lines Friday | April 15, 2022

Posted April 15, 2022 by Kait in Bookish Memes, First Line Friday / 1 Comment

Happy Friday! Today I am participating in First Line Friday, hosted by Reading is My Superpower, AND First Lines Friday, created by Wandering Words!

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!

“Chloe Green is going to put her fist through a window.”

Anyone have any guesses on what book this is? I’ll give you a few clues…

Gravity Falls Everything GIF
Oh My God Omg GIF by It Gets Better Project

any guesses yet? no? okay, one more gif…

season 2 netflix GIF by Gilmore Girls

Last chance to guess!

Today’s book is…

First Lines Friday | April 15, 2022I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston
Published on May 3, 2022 by St. Martin's Press
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Queer, Romance, YA
Pages: 320
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From the New York Times bestselling author of One Last Stop and Red, White & Royal Blue comes a debut YA romantic comedy about chasing down what you want, only to find what you need...
Chloe Green is so close to winning. After her moms moved her from SoCal to Alabama for high school, she’s spent the past four years dodging gossipy classmates and a puritanical administration at Willowgrove Christian Academy. The thing that’s kept her going: winning valedictorian. Her only rival: prom queen Shara Wheeler, the principal’s perfect progeny.
But a month before graduation, Shara kisses Chloe and vanishes.
On a furious hunt for answers, Chloe discovers she’s not the only one Shara kissed. There’s also Smith, Shara’s longtime quarterback sweetheart, and Rory, Shara’s bad boy neighbor with a crush. The three have nothing in common except Shara and the annoyingly cryptic notes she left behind, but together they must untangle Shara’s trail of clues and find her. It’ll be worth it, if Chloe can drag Shara back before graduation to beat her fair-and-square.
Thrown into an unlikely alliance, chasing a ghost through parties, break-ins, puzzles, and secrets revealed on monogrammed stationery, Chloe starts to suspect there might be more to this small town than she thought. And maybe—probably not, but maybe—more to Shara, too.
Fierce, funny, and frank, Casey McQuiston's I Kissed Shara Wheeler is about breaking the rules, getting messy, and finding love in unexpected places.

About Casey McQuiston

Casey McQuiston is a New York Times bestselling author of romantic comedies and a pie entusiast. They write stories about smart people with bad manners falling in love. Born and raised in southern Louisiana, they now live in New York City with their poodle mix/personal assistant, Pepper.

“Chloe Green is going to put her fist through a window.”

I finished listening to I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston (and narrated by Natalie Naudus!) the other day and OH MY STARS I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!!! It’s just sheer, queer, perfection. If you’ve read and enjoyed McQuiston’s new adult books, I think you’ll probably love their YA debut! I’m going to *try* and write a review closer to the publishing date because I LOVED IT SO MUCH!!!

What have you been reading lately? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!

Do you participate in either of these memes? Let me know if you do and link your posts in the comments so I can visit! And don’t forget to have a splendiferous week!

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One response to “First Lines Friday | April 15, 2022

  1. Paula

    My first line comes from Shadows in a Mind’s Eye by Janyre Tromp:
    Darkness had long ago swallowed the greyhound bus moving down the road so slow that it might as wrll have been going backwards.

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