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24 May 2019

Book Beginnings #69

For Book Beginnings, Rose City Reader invites us to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

For Friday 56, Freda's Voice asks you to turn to Page 56 in your book or 56% on your e-reader and pick a sentence.

I am currently reading Rose, Interrupted by Patrice Lawrence.

Rose, Interrupted by Patrice Lawrence cover

Rudder hated Central Library. It wasn't the rules pinned to the noticeboards or in plastic covers on the tables. Those were real rules, like the ones they'd had in the Pilgrims. Rules should be written down, so everyone knows what they are. It was the secret rules that hurt his head, the rules that seemed to be written in invisible ink everywhere he went.
I have to say I was a little surprised when the story started with Rudder, as from the blurb I thought he was going to be on the sidelines and it's be Rose narrating.
"I tried to tell you, but you wouldn't listen." 
"I'm listening now."

I think my favourite thing about this author's writing is that she writes the most amazing characters that I simultaneously absolute adore but find difficult to forgive. They're so nuanced, so layered, they truly come alive. I love that their actions have me so conflicted.

What are you reading this week?

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