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---
Title: Character Driver by David Lubar
Thanks God for Alexander Graham Bell. If the phone hadn't started ringing, my crazy-drunk stepfather probably would have finished beating me to death with his belt.Friday 56:
Picture this---admittedly, a strange request, and probably an unnecessary one, given that you've been picturing I've said. i guess we'll have to that "picture this" is a polite way of asking you to pay close attention, and not just skim these words wile you're doing seven other things.Comment: I've only read three pages so far. I do know that the opening paragraph is a literary technique to grab the reader. The narrator's dad is not a drunk or violent. The blurb on the book jacket says this is "a powerful coming-of-age tale told in unadulterated, no-holds-barred teenage boy's voice: by turns honest and untruthful, sarcastic and sweet, inappropriate and hopeful. Boys will recognize themselves and girls will be fascinated by the insights into the mind of a teenage boy."