- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
The boy across the park: he wears a man-scarf and has thick glasses with dark frames and cool sneakers, and sometimes he reads books in Spanish and sometimes he reads books in English, and when I found out from a little detective work that his name is Bernardo, I started writing that name all over my Lists of Things to Be Grateful For. I don't know him, but he seems like someone to be grateful for.Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu. I got this eARC from Edelweiss. Here is the description from Amazon:
Montana and her sister, Arizona, are named after the mountainous states their mother left them for. But Montana is a New York City girl through and through, and as the city heats up, she's stepping into the most intense summer of her life. Her father is distracted by yet another divorce, and she's growing apart from her sister. Then she meets wild, bold Karissa, who encourages Montana to live in Technicolor and chase new experiences. But the more of her own secrets Karissa reveals, the more Montana has to wonder if Karissa's someone she can really trust.
In the midst of her uncertainty, Montana finds a beautiful distraction in Bernardo. He's serious but spontaneous, and he looks at Montana in the way she wants to be seen. For the first time, Montana understands how you can become both lost and found in somebody else. But when that love becomes everything, where does it leave the rest of her imperfect life?