First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a weekly meme hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. It's an opportunity to share the first paragraphs of a book I am currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.
This week I'm featuring the opening paragraphs of Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, a book I recently borrowed from my local public library.
Read on after the intro for my Tuesday Teaser.
Published by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
April 2012 (Paperback Edition)
thieves and prostitutes
THEY TOOK ME IN MY NIGHTGOWN.
Thinking back, the signs were there--family photos burned in the fireplace, Mother sewing her best silver and jewelry into the lining of her coat late at night, and Papa not returning from work. My younger brother, Jonas, was asking questions. I asked questions, too, but perhaps I refused to acknowledge the signs. Only later did I realize that Mother and Father intended we escape. We did not escape.
We were taken.
What do you think? Would you continue reading?
Teaser Tuesdays, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading, is a weekly event where bloggers open to a random page of their current reads and share a teaser from somewhere on that page--no spoilers allowed.
Here's my teaser from Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys:
"Elena, what are they saying?" asked Mrs. Rimas.
Mother didn't answer.
"They're . . ." She stopped.
"What?" said Mrs. Rimas
"They're selling us," she whispered. --p. 84
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