Friday, November 22, 2013

Book Beginnings, November 22, 2013

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Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

My Book Beginning this week is from Sky Jumpers by Peggy Eddleman.  Sky Jumpers is a book for young readers and I received copy from Amazon Vine.

Here is the Beginning:

"You would think I's never jumped off a cliff before, based on how long I stood there.  Not jumping."

I don't read many books for young readers (this is for the 12 and under set as there is no sex) but occasionally I like to see what is being published.  This is a fun story so far, lots of world building and great character development.  Here is what Goodreads says:

What happens when you can’t do the one thing that matters most?

12-year-old Hope lives in White Rock, a town struggling to recover from the green bombs of World War III. The bombs destroyed almost everything that came before, so the skill that matters most in White Rock—sometimes it feels like the only thing that matters—is the ability to invent so that the world can regain some of what it’s lost.

But Hope is terrible at inventing and would much rather sneak off to cliff dive into the Bomb’s Breath—the deadly band of air that covers the crater the town lives in—than fail at yet another invention.

When bandits discover that White Rock has invented priceless antibiotics, they invade. The town must choose whether to hand over the medicine and die from disease in the coming months or to die fighting the bandits now. Hope and her friends, Aaren and Brock, might be the only ones who can escape through the Bomb’s Breath and make the dangerous trek over the snow-covered mountain to get help.

For once, inventing isn’t the answer, but the darin
g and risk-taking that usually gets Hope into trouble might just save them all.

3 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting! I enjoy reading children's books. Maybe because I'm now a grandma, or still just a kid at heart!

    World building?

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  2. I don't read children's books/YA books either, but did read them to my son when he was young.

    THANKS for sharing.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  3. There are no kids in my life, so I don't read kid books or YA. But I always like seeing what others recommend because my friends sometimes ask for recommendations for their kids.

    Thanks for posting the opening on BBOF!

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