Hello woooorld! Today is my first time doing the First Lines Friday meme, hosted by Emma at Wandering Words. Every week, I’ll feature the first few lines of books that I like because it’s more fun judging books by their first lines and according to Lemony Snicket, “a book’s first sentence can often tell you want sort of story your book contains.”
This week’s quote is…
There’s always that one guy who gets a hold on you. Not like your best friend’s brother who gets you in a headlock kind of hold. Or the little kid you’re babysitting who attaches himself to your leg kind of hold.
I’m talking about epic. Life changing. The “can’t eat, can’t sleep, can’t do your homework, can’t stop giggling, can’t remember anything but his smile” kind of hold. Like, Wesley and Buttercup proportions. Harry and Sally. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. The kind of hold in your favorite ’80s songs, like “Must Have Been Love”s, the “Take My Breath Away”s, the “Eternal Flame”s—the ones you sing into a hairbrush-microphone at the top of your lungs with your best friends on a Saturday night.
This quote is from…
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
Brie is the “biggest, cheesiest, sappiest romantic” who believes that everyone will find their perfect someone, so when Jacob, the love of Brie’s life, tells her he doesn’t love her anymore, the news breaks her heart, literally, and she dies. But now that she’s D&G (dead and gone), Brie revisits the living world to discover that her family has begun to unravel and her best friend has been keeping an intimate secret about her boyfriend. Somehow, Brie must handle all of this while navigating through the five steps of grief with the help of Patrick, her mysterious bomber-jacketed guide to the afterlife. But how is she supposed to face the Ever After with a broken heart and no one to call her own?
I read this book last year and I don’t even know where to start to say how much I loved it. When I first picked this book, I thought it was all about getting revenge for a broken heart and all but it was much more than that. You’ll surely have a myriad of feelings while (and most especially after) reading this book. ❤
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think of it? If not, did the first lines make you want to read it? 🙂