Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted at Rose City Reader. It’s really simple: Share the first sentence of the book you are currently reading and what it means to you.
My beginning this week is from The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar:
The tooth broke three days after she received the awful news.
I have mentioned before how I love beginnings that create questions and this sentence gave me several to ponder: Whose tooth broke? What is the awful news? Why did the news cause such a reaction?
The first two questions are answered quickly, but I think the third one is what will help form the narrative of the story. It’s a novel about friendship and I foresee a description of all that entails – both the good and the bad. I’m only two chapters in so far, and I can’t wait to continue reading.