Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City Reader. Share the opening quote from the book.
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: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
The summer is made for stoop-sitting
and since it's the last week before school starts.
Harlem is opening its eyes to September.
Ever since I was ten,
I've always stood with other parishioners
at the end of Mass to receive the bread and wine.
But today, when everybody thrusts up from their seats
and faces Father Sean, my ass feels bolted to the pew.
Comments: I just started reading this YA book which is about a young teen who can express herself only through her writing, specifically poetry. The whole book is written in verse. Not sure what I think of it yet but it is possible to read very quickly so I won't get bogged down for long if I don't care for the book. I like reading poetry but I often find the poetry in novels written in verse to be not very good. In these examples I find these words very compelling and i am hoping for more good lines like this: Harlem is opening its eyes to September.
Do you like reading novels written in verse?