The Friday 56 is a blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice and has three simple rules:
- Grab a book, any book.
- Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
- Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil anything) that pulls your attention.
- Post it!
It’s a pretty simple task and is also super fun (especially because i’m always interested to see what sentences I find)!
This weeks book:
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
Publication Date: April 3, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Synopsis via Goodreads: Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets.
But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together.
What could go wrong?
With no one but each other for company, Zorie and Lennon have no choice but to hash out their issues via witty jabs and insults as they try to make their way to safety. But fighting each other while also fighting off the forces of nature makes getting out of the woods in one piece less and less likely.
And as the two travel deeper into Northern California’s rugged backcountry, secrets and hidden feelings surface. But can Zorie and Lennon’s rekindled connection survive out in the real world? Or was it just a result of the fresh forest air and the magic of the twinkling stars?
“‘If that boy bothers you again, Zorie, please tell me. Immediately.’
He can hold his breath, but I don’t think I’ll be confiding anything to him any time soon.
Okay this one was a quick choice because it was at the VERY end of the chapter and — no joke — these sentences were all that were on the page so it made my job suuuper easy to do! I’m honestly really happy that it turned out that way though because I LOVE this quote! You won’t really understand it fully unless you’ve read the previous 55 pages, but to let you all in on a little secret: Zorie just served some hot, scalding tea about her dad!
Not only are the scandals (may be going a little overboard using the word ‘scandal’ but let a girl live in her YA dramaaa!) exceptional in this novel, but so is everything else. The characters, the adventure, the family members, the romance! I honestly can’t get enough of this book and Bennett’s wonderful writing!!
Feel free to let me know if you’ve read Starry Eyes and/or some of your favorite contemporaries (especially ones that take place in cool locations!). Until next time,
Happy Reading! ♡