Tuesday, December 5, 2017

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . .


First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.

Today I'm featuring a recent read, Etched on Me by Jenn Crowell, which I read for one of my book clubs.  
Etched on Me


Have you ever wanted something so much, it's not a desire so much as a beacon? Have you ever prayed for it so hard, your fingernails curl into your palms and your eyes squinch shut and your whole body just hums?

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
This coming of age story was a difficult read for me because of the subject matter.  The novel touches on mental health issues, abuse, and victimization, although it also highlights the capacity for healing, hope, and the strength of the human spirit.

This First Chapter ~ First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled and published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  It cannot be republished without attribution.  Retweeting and sharing on Google+ are appreciated.

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