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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (May 9)

First Chapter

Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, from Tuesday/First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book she decided to read based on the opening. Feel free to grab the banner and play along.

My opener this week comes from All The Good Things by Clare Fisher which will be published in the UK on 1 June 2017.

Blurb

Twenty-one year old Beth is in prison. The thing she did is so bad she doesn’t deserve ever to feel good again.
But her counsellor, Erika, won’t give up on her. She asks Beth to make a list of all the good things in her life. So Beth starts to write down her story, from sharing silences with Foster Dad No. 1, to flirting in the Odeon on Orange Wednesdays, to the very first time she sniffed her baby’s head.

But at the end of her story, Beth must confront the bad thing.

What is the truth hiding behind her crime? And does anyone – even a 100% bad person – deserve a chance to be good? Amazon

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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro

1. Smelling a baby’s head right into your heart

Of all the good things that have ever been in me, the first and best is you. Every single part of you, from your stroke-able earlobes to the hope curled up in your toes. Remember that. Remember it when the dickheads say you’re bad a so-what thing. Remember it when you’re convinced the good things are jammed behind other people’s smiles. Remember it is the hardest when you feel like no thing at all.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?

Author:

A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

25 thoughts on “First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (May 9)

  1. I have a copy of this from NetGalley. I would definitely keep reading. It sounds like it would be an emotional read though but I am already curious about the ‘bad thing’.

  2. This does sound really interesting, Cleo. And now I want to know what it is that Beth has done. I’m interested too in the sort of person she is. She’s presented in a really interesting way.

  3. I’m not sure about the intro here but I do really like the description of the book. And am very interested to find out what she has to confront.

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