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!
She put the survival knife down on the table. It pointed across at him.
Interested? Scroll down for the cover and summary!
When She Hollers by Cynthia Voigt
Newberry author Cynthia Voigt’s searing tale of abuse — and taking back your life.
He’s pushed her. Forced her. And now Tish wants out. Wants him to stop hurting her. Wants to know that someone will believe her — and care.
He tells her no one will believe her. And maybe he’s right. She’s always been the strange one, the loner. That’s when she decides to get the knife. To protect herself. To let him know that she won’t ever let him hurt her again.