My choice of book for this week’s Friday meme combo is Scott Westerfeld’s So Yesterday. This book has been on my shelf for quite a while now, so I should get round to reading it soon. GoodReads gives the following description:
Ever wonder who was the first kid to keep a wallet on a big chunky chain, or wear way-too-big pants on purpose? What about the mythical first guy who wore his baseball cap backwards? These are the Innovators, the people on the very cusp of cool. Seventeen-year-old Hunter Braque’s job is finding them for the retail market.
But when a big-money client disappears, Hunter must use all his cool-hunting talents to find her. Along the way he’s drawn into a web of brand-name intrigue-a missing cargo of the coolest shoes he’s ever seen, ads for products that don’t exist, and a shadowy group dedicated to the downfall of consumerism as we know it.
So now for this week’s excerpts:
Book Beginnings is hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader, who invites anyone to join in, saying: ‘Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are 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. Leave a link to your post. If you don’t have a blog, but want to participate, please leave a comment with your Book Beginning.’
The beginning of So Yesterday:
We are all around you.
You don’t think about us much because we are invisible.
I like this kind of beginning. It doesn’t give much away and it makes me a little curious as to who or what it is that is all around us.
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
It’s that simple.
From page 56 of So Yesterday:
Humans aren’t exactly expressive. Monkey’s faces are more muscular, dogs have much bigger eyes, and cats have very emotive whiskers. Our crappy ears don’t even move.
I haven’t got a clue what this is all about, so I’ll need to read this one soon!