Friday, March 18, 2011

Book Beginning & Friday 56: Ten Miles Past Normal

Happy Friday everybody!!

Book Beginnings
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages 

Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. 

If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.
The Friday 56

  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Freda's Voice
  • Post a link along with your post back to Freda's Voice
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
My book today is one I received for review as part of Simon & Schuster's Galley Grab program. I am reading Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell. It will be published on March 22. It is a story of a girl who longs to be normal but she is not. Amazon says: "Frances O’Roark Dowell’s fierce humor and keen eye make her YA debut literary and wise. In the spirit of John Green and E. Lockhart, Dowell’s relatable, quirky characters and clever, fluid writing prove that growing up gets complicated…and normal is WAY overrated."

No one can figure out where the terrible smell is coming from, but everyone on the bus this morning can smell it and has on opinion.
Page 56, Sentence 5:
In fact, two months into the school year, our small class treats Ms. Morrison as an afterthought.


  1. Hi!
    This sounds really interesting. I'll have to check it out. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  2. Great beginning!!! And I love the cover too :)
    Here's my beginning:

  3. I've had my eye on this sounds like something I'd enjoy. That opener really intrigues me...


  4. Good beginning, familiar situation on page 56, very good cover and superb title!

    Mine's here:

  5. Sad 56. Teachers should be treated better.
    Thanks for participating!

  6. Interesting beginnings and 56! Happy Friday!

  7. That's a good beginning. Makes me want to find out what it's all about

  8. Ha! I wonder what the terrible smell was?

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

  9. not sure if the 56 is a good or bad thing. could be sad too is the character is being ignored.


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