These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.
I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader. The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires. Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.
This week I'm spotlighting my next read, Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) by Sylvain Neuvel. I'm so excited to be getting to this new sci-fi release - I happened to be one of the first at the library to get my hands on it! Based on the summary and what little I've heard of it, I can't help but think of one of my favorite animated movies The Iron Giant.
It was my eleventh birthday. I'd gotten a new bike from my father: white and pink, with tassels on the handles. I really wanted to ride it, but my parents didn't want me to leave while my friends were there. They weren't really my friends though. I was never really good at making friends. I liked reading; I liked walking in the woods; I liked being alone. And I always felt a little out of place with other kids my age.
[File No. 033]
Nearby resident Clarissa Parlow and Lehman was well liked by his neighbors. "He had a quiet way about him. He seemed shy, more than anything. I guess you just never know about people."