First Lines Fridays – 15th May 2020

Hey everyone!
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


GoodReads Synopsis:

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!

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