First Lines Fridays #2

First Lines Fridays

Happy Friday, everyone! 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? Wouldn’t it be more fair, though? Anyway, here’s the rules if you want to join:

  • 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!

There was a boy in her room. Cath looked up at the number painted on the door, then down at the room assignment in her hand. ‘Pound Hall, 913’. This was definitely room 913, but maybe it wasn’t Pound Hall — all these dormitories looked alike, like public housing towers for the elderly. Maybe Cath should try to catch her dad before he brought up the rest of her boxes.

Reveal the book!

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Summary:
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

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This book is one of my current read and I’m pretty sure everyone’s already read it but me. Oh well. It’s also my first time to read Rainbow Rowell’s work. I owned Eleanor and Park in paperback, but I haven’t got a chance to read it yet (the guilt!). Anyway, I’m still on Chapter 6 yet it has been really fun! I can totally relate to Cath because a lot of her fear of little things are similar to mine. I’m hoping I can finish this book by this weekend, but we’ll see!

What do you think? Would you continue to read the book based on those first lines?

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