#FirstLinesFriday #1

This is my first “First Line Friday” and I’m featuring my #currentread.


First Lines Friday 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?

♦ 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!


Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

13477676Today is Leonard Peacock’s birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather’s P-38 pistol.

But first he must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him: his Humphrey Bogart-obsessed next-door neighbor, Walt; his classmate, Baback, a violin virtuoso; Lauren, the Christian homeschooler he has a crush on; and Herr Silverman, who teaches the high school’s class on the Holocaust. Speaking to each in turn, Leonard slowly reveals his secrets as the hours tick by and the moment of truth approaches.

In this riveting look at a day in the life of a disturbed teenage boy, acclaimed author Matthew Quick unflinchingly examines the impossible choices that must be made—and the light in us all that never goes out.

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