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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Friday Quotes, October 9th

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City ReaderShare the opening quote from the book.
The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's VoiceFind a quote from page 56.

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. This is the book I'm reading right now:

Book Title: I Crawl Through It by A.S. King

Book Beginning: 
Gustav is building a helicopter. Nobody knows because Gustav has been building it in small sections.
Friday 56: 
Then the drill bell sounds and the other two coffins open and the entire student body pours out of them. There are twelve hundred teenagers crowding around us, waltzing. They waltz beautifully. The song is Mozart's Waltz no. 1. It is played solely by cellos. This is the waltz drill.
Comments: This will be the fourth book I've read by A.S. King. All of them are intense and deal with issues teens are confronting today, even mental illness. The Friday 56 quote is a dream sequence. I think it is funny because we are always doing different types of drills in school (fire drill, earthquake drills, shelter in place drills), so it is funny to think of students doing a waltz drill.

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing, Anne; I am now really curious. I like the sound of the dream sequence. Enjoy!

    And thanks for visiting my blog.

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  2. The coffins up? Must be dreaming. You've got me curious:)

    Here's my 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/10/09/gotta-watch-out-for-those-wrong-turns-the-friday-56-81-intersections/

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  3. Both your BB and 56 are great. I have weird dreams like that when I'm on my sleep meds. Really crazy things. I'd love for you to check out mine...http://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/2015/10/its-cozy-food-friday-that-means-its.html

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  4. A waltz drill after jumping out of coffins. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  5. Sounds like a fascinating story. I figured the 56 might be a dream sequence -- 1,200 waltzing teenagers? -- but I'm glad you told us!
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

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  6. The writing style is definitely different, but I like it. I might check this one out sooner rather than later.

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  7. This is one I really want to read! Happy weekend!

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  8. A.S. King books are always so different and unique! Half the time I can't decide if liked them or not. This one sounds like another one of those! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Hi Anne,

    I haven't come across this author before, however she certainly doesn't believe in holding back on the big issues, does she?

    I'm not sure that this is one for me, however the notion of the entire student body pouring out of two coffins, then for them all then to break out into a waltz, would be pretty spectacular, even for a dream! I'm certainly pleased that I don't have dreams like that too often!!

    Thanks for sharing and dare I say 'enjoy your book' :)

    Yvonne

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    1. I haven't read enough to really understand what was happening but if I know AS King it will be more about kids in trouble facing themselves and getting the help they need.

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  10. Hmmm. Wonder how that would work - building a helicopter in small sections. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. A few lines down it says that no one else can see the helicopter, either. So I suspect he thinks he is building a helicopter and it is a sign of his mental distress. But I haven't read on so I don't know yet.

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  11. Hmmm. Wonder how that would work - building a helicopter in small sections. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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  12. Very interesting. Building a helicopter and no one knowing about it is even more interesting. :)

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  13. Hi,
    Sounds like an interesting book. I'll have to check into this one.
    Have a great day!

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  14. Why is Gustav building that helicopter? Why does it have to be secret?

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  15. The opening sentences are great! I'm glad you explained that the teaser was a dream or it was a really weird book.

    Thanks for participating in BBOF! I don't often get around to everyone to leave a comment, but I am always glad to see everyone's opening sentences.

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  16. I've never read this author, but this one does sound interesting!
    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

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