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Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Quotes, Nov. 21

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City Reader
The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice

Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading.

Book: I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Book Beginnings:
(NOAH. Age 13.) This is how it all begins. With Zephyr and Fry---the reigning neighborhood sociopaths---torpedoing after me and the whole forest floor shaking under my feet as I blast through air, trees, this white-hot panic.
Friday 56:  
(NOAH. Age 13 1/2.) The neighborhood terror threat level drops as I pan with Dad's binoculars from the forest and street on the front side of our house to bluff and ocean in the back. I'm on the roof, the best surveillance spot, and Fry and Zephyr are paddling through the break on their surfboards. I can tell it is them because of the sign flashing over their heads read: Itchy Blistering Brain-Boiled Sociopathic Onion-Eyed Asshats.
Oddly the two quotes are about the same theme: Noah being bullied. What you don't see is that right after the quote from page 56, Noah makes a friend who changes things for him.  I AM IN LOVE with Nelson's writing style, how she lets us into the mind of the narrators with their thoughts as asides, similar to the descriptions Noah has given to his tormentors.

Progress: Page 170 of 370.


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