First lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers created 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?
“I’ve read many more books than you. It doesn’t matter ho many you’ve read. I’ve read more. Believe me. I’ve had the time. In my white room, against my white walls, on my glistering white bookshelves, book spines provide the only color.”
Read on to find out which book this extract is from …
My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.
Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.
I had this book on my shelves for a while and finally decided to read it. Why? Because it’s a diverse read and I need to read more of those. I’am only 52 pages in but I enjoy it immensely. You should definitely give this book a chance. If you’ve already read it, what did you think?
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