First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
“I wake up. Immediately I have to figure out who I am.”
Read on to find out which book this extract is from…
Every Day by David Levithan
Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.
It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.
I haven’t read this book in a while, but I remember really liking it. I thought the ideas were so original, I had never read a book with a body jumping protagonist before. The love story between Rhiannon and A is so sweet, and it really showcases a relationship that is based solely on personality traits rather than looks. 10/10 would recommend!