Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.
This week’s book:
Summary (from Goodreads): It’s bad enough when high-school senior Keeley grabs the wrong phone while leaving her small town’s end-of-summer fair. It’s even worse when she discovers that the phone she now has belongs to the obnoxious, self-centered Talon and that he’s just left for football camp … with her phone. Reluctantly, the two agree to forward messages for a week. And as Keeley gets to know Talon, she starts to like him. Keeley learns there’s more to Talon than the egocentric jock most people see. There’s more to Keeley, too. Texting Talon, she can step out of the shadow of her popular twin brother. Texting Talon, she can be the person she’s always wanted to be.
Sparks fly when the two finally meet to exchange their phones. But while Keeley has been playing a part online, Talon has been keeping a secret. He has a different connection to Keeley — one that has nothing to do with phones, and one that will make their new relationship all but impossible. Knowing what she now knows, can Keeley trust him? And can love in the present erase mistakes of the past?
I am enjoying this book so far. The concept of two people who meet by picking up the wrong phones is really intriguing, and I am interested to see how Keeley and Talon’s relationship will play out. This is a pretty short and quick book, so I will probably have it finished pretty soon.
Fate had a twisted sense of humour. Either that or it hated her, because there was no way she should have been paired with a twin like this.
“Never mind,” she said when the silence grew awkward.
“No, it’s okay. I had to think about it for a second.”
“I was just curious,” she rushed to explain.
“I just … I guess I’ve never thought of it before.”
“Because you can’t imagine falling in love?” The question popped out of nowhere.
“No, because I can’t imagine a girl turning me down.”