Rose City Reader.
I haven't "played" for a while but I thought the opening lines of this book were too good not to share. Beware. Boy humor ahead.
"So to understand everything that happened, you have to start with the premise that high school sucks. Do you accept that premise? Of course you do. It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. In fact, high school is where we are first introduced to the basic existential question of life: How is it possible to exist in a place that sucks so bad?"
-opening paragraph, Chapter 1, Me and Earl, and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews.
I work at a high school. I've worked at a high school for the past 28 years. I went to high school. I'm still in recovery from those years in high school. This opening makes me laugh at the truth behind it and the play on the famous Jane Austen line: "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man...:" I am prepared to love this book.