Friday, May 28, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday (11)

Book Beginnings on Friday is a new meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. If you'd like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

I finished one book and started another this morning so I am going to share both first sentences.

My Invisible Boyfriend by Susie Day

You know your life is not exactly normal when you're sitting on the steps on the first day of school, sugar-high giddy from knowing they're about to unlock the doors.

Heidi is such a strange and fun character and I think this sentence reflects how unusual she is. She can't wait for the boarding school she attends to reopen (she is British) so that she can hang out with friends again. Then at a party on the first night back all of her friends suddenly have someone to date and an embarrassing situation leads Heidi to invent a fake boyfriend. To make him more realistic she even gives him a FaceBook-like presence online but things get complicated when her friends start IM-ing "Ed" and then Heidi starts receiving messages from "A Real Boy" who claims to know the truth.

The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg

When I was five years old, I walked down the aisle with the man of my dreams.

I liked this sentence and the way it leads into the plot of the book.

Penny is sick of boys and sick of dating, so she vows: No more. She’s had one too many bad dates, and has been hurt by one too many bad boys. It’s a personal choice…and soon everybody wants to know about it. It seems that Penny’s not the only girl who’s tired of the way girls change themselves (most of the time for the worse) in order to get their guys…or the way their guys don’t really care about them. Girls are soon thronging to The Lonely Hearts Club (named after Sgt. Pepper’s band), and Penny finds herself near legendary for her non-dating ways – which is too bad, since the leader of The Lonely Hearts Club has found a certain boy she can’t help but like…


  1. both sound like really fun reads! i can't wait to read your reviews on them :)

  2. Both sound like fun & interesting books! I'll add them on my reading list!

  3. I have both of these on my wish list already, but if I didn't, I'm sure I would have added them. Great first sentences.

  4. Oh, I like both of them! They give us just enough to grab us...

    Here's mine:

  5. Cool books! I've heard they're both great. Hope you're enjoying them.

  6. Both have super awesome first sentences! I really want to read both. I'm definitely looking forward to your reviews :D

  7. They are both pretty good starts. I have seen lots of reviews of the Loney Hearts Club so I will look forward to reading yours


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