The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Find 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: Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez
Prologue-New London, Texas: March 18, 1937. From far off, it looks like hundreds of beetles ringed around a single dome of light. Then the shiny black backs resolve into pickups and cars and ambulances.Friday 56:
Mr. Mason nodded slowly, and then after counting and recounting, he reached across the counter and dropped some coins into Naomi's hand. "There's always someone looking to make talk."Comment: This book is based on an actual school explosion that killed 300+ school children. The prologue begins during the rescue efforts after that explosion, then the story turns back to introduce the readers to the main characters, Naomi, a pretty Mexican girl, and Wash, a handsome African-American boy. As they get to know each other they find a very intolerant community in which they live. The relationship, like the children in the school, is doomed.