Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 #44 ~ Last Train Home

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*Book Beginnings on Friday hosted by Rose City Reader
*Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are currently reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

Friday 56

*The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice
Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.

 19190118Title: Last Train Home

Author: Megan Nugen Isbell

Series: Home #1

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17-year-old Riley Regas has spent her entire life in Boston, so when she learns she’ll be picking up and moving to her mother’s childhood home of Carver, Kansas, she is less than thrilled. In fact, she is downright furious. Riley’s only visited Carver a handful of times. She barely knows her family that lives there and she has no desire to spend her senior year among the backward, simpleminded residents of Carver.

Reluctantly though, her views begin to change, despite her encounters with Adrienne, a girl Riley quickly realizes is determined to make her life miserable, when she meets Alex Bettencourt. Alex is popular and gorgeous and Riley’s never seen brown eyes quite like his before.

While Riley couldn’t be happier, she knows Jesse, her best friend in Carver, isn’t sure of her new relationship with Alex. She soon finds a balance between Alex and her friends though and life in Carver doesn’t seem so bad after all, even if her relationship with her mother is rocky at best.

Just when Riley thinks she might be happy in Carver, a single decision changes it all, leaving her to find out who she really is and who matters most in her life before she loses everything.

Beginning:

“You’re kidding me, right? This is a joke!” I had exclaimed when my mother informed me we would be picking up and leaving our home in Boston and moving to Carver: a dingy, meaningless speck of a town in southern Kansas that I’d only visited maybe a total of three times in my life.

56%:

The air was cool, but not cold. It actually felt nice and I couldn’t help but compare it to Boston. Back home, the air would’ve been crisp and almost too cold to be outside without a jacket this time of year. It would’ve had that freshness to it that only happened during fall. Here though, it still almost felt like summer, only slightly cooler.

Thoughts:

I got this as a kindle freebie a while back. I like the beginning and the 56 and I have a feeling I’m going to like the main character.  It sounds like an interesting book and I’m sure I will enjoy it, when I eventually get around to it.


What’s on your reading schedule for this weekend? 

I hope you have a nice weekend.

Happy Reading!

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