First Lines Friday #3

Y’all we made it! It’s Friday, which means it’s time to:

1) Get Paid $$$ (unless it’s not payday for you…in which case I apologize for bumming you out)

2) Prep for a weekend of catching up on sleep and reading (unless you’re working this weekend…in which case I apologize for bumming you out…again)

3) Post my fave new-to-me meme:

flf real

(seriously there’s NO WAY this one could bum you out…REDEMPTION!!!)

Moving on…

What’s it about? First Lines Fridays is a weekly — obviously — feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words where we dare to ask: What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? 

How it works? 

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be a current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page.

  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t provide any other details about the book just yet — let’s see if it hooks the reader in!

  • Finally…reveal the book!


Read on to discover this Friday’s source:

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli


Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

Incredibly funny and poignant, this twenty-first-century coming-of-age, coming out story—wrapped in a geek romance—is a knockout of a debut novel by Becky Albertalli.

My thoughts:

Confession: I haven’t read this yet. However, I’ve heard nothing but amazing things, and I know the hype will only intensify as its’ movie release gets closer and closer. Especially since resident book lead/love interest Nick Robinson (“The 5th Wave,” “Everything, Everything“) is starring as the one-and-only Simon. This is definitely high up on my TBR and I really think it’ll live up to the hype.

Well, that’s all I have for you today! What did you think of this week’s FLF? Have you read it? Did you enjoy? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Have a wonderful weekend, y’all! And, as always: Happy reading!

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