Archive for August 28th, 2014

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Book Beginnings hosted by Rose City Reader!  Grab a book, give us the first line or two and your opinion on it.  That’s all there it to it.  My book today is “Viola In Reel Life” by Adriana Trigiani and here are the first lines:

“You would not want to be me.  No.  I’m marooned.  Abandoned. Left to rot in boarding school in the dust bowl of Indiana like the potato we found in the cupboard in our kitchen in Brooklyn after months of searching for it.”

These first lines makes Viola’s life sound really bad, but, thankfully, it isn’t.  She is just very unhappy with her circumstances.  Ms. Trigiani is one of my favorite authors and she doesn’t disappoint with her first young adult novel.  Usually YA fiction is not my thing, but Mr. Trigiani’s characters and descriptions are just as good as always. 

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