It is time for this week’s First Lines Fridays.
First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
- 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!
The first lines of today’s chosen book are:
In my first memory, I am three years old and I am trying to kill my sister. Sometimes the recollection is so clear I can remember the itch of the pillowcase under my hand, the sharp point of her nose pressing into my palm. She didn’t stand a chance against me, of course, but it still didn’t work.
And the book is…
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Anna Fitzgerald doesn’t want her sister to die. But she’s sick of helping her to live.
Anna was born to be a perfect genetic match for Kate, who at just two years old was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia. For thirteen years, she has acted as donor to her sister.
Now, Kate needs a kidney, and nobody is asking Anna how she feels about it, they’re just assuming she will donate.
Until the sheriff serves the papers that will rock their family’s world: Anne is suing her parents for the rights to her own body…
I have seen the movie adaptation, but I still haven’t read this book! It has been on my shelves for a while, and I do really want to read it, but I keep putting books ahead of it… Maybe I will read it soon! I will have the tissues at the ready, because I know I am going to cry my eyes out.
Have you read this book?
If yes, what did you think of it?
Let me know in the comments!