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15 November 2019

Book Beginnings #84

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 Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman.
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman cover
Mom doesn't show up. 
I shouldn't be surprised - she never shows up - but I can't get rid of the empty, twisted feeling in my stomach. Emery always says that being alone isn't the same thing as being lonely, but sometimes it feels like they're exactly the same thing.
I'm reading Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman for my final prompt for Triwizardathon (it has animals on the cover). It's a book that'd been on my radar since it came out, and I have heard so much about it. I'm a bit nervous going in because hype can be so damaging on my perceptions of a book, but I love the first lines. I love the way that Kiko's disappointment comes through, as well as her lack of surprise.
Because my borthers and I can't all be strong. Somebody has to be on Mom's target board - i think Taro would rather it was me than him.
This bit from page 56 just hit me right in the feels. Poor Kiko. This book is an emotional ride, that's for sure, and I feel so much for Kiko. It's also beautifully written and although I'm taking my time I can't put it down.

I'm excited to see where the story goes.

What are you reading this week?


  1. OOOh I agree, poor Kiko! I'm intrigued to what is happening to them and why their mum is so un-mum like!

    Happy Friday! Here is my Friday post. Have a lovely weekend!

  2. I've seen this book arouond. Are you enjoying it? My Friday quotes

  3. Starfish is on my Goodreads TBR!!

    Shirley |

  4. Never heard of it, will have to check it out on GR. Happy weekend!

  5. I want to try this. Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren @ Always Me

  6. I am glad you are enjoying this one! Starfish sounds good and I already feel for Kiko. Have a great weekend!

  7. I love the cover of this one so much! I can't wait to see your review!

  8. I adore this book with all of my little shrivelled heart. I've never felt so seen by a book


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