Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sentence Sneak Peek - Lola and the Boy Next Door

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
The first sentence from each chapter of Anna and the French Kiss, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* ARC read via Around The World ARC Tours
* Book will be released September 29, 2011
* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)

I have three simple wishes.”

She’s just as beautiful as she is on television.”

My supervisor is rearranging the saltshakers.”

He’s sitting in his window.”

Max picks his black shirt off his apartment floor and pulls it on.”

When I was five years old, Cricket Bell built an elevator.”

He was doing it right there in the open!”

I should’ve wished for the gumball.”

It’s embarrassing to admit, but whenever Max and I are on a date, I want to stay out longer, walk farther, talk louder, so more people will see us together.”

The moon is fat, but half of her is missing.”

The more I think about our conversation, the more frustrated I get.”

Andy said that?”

It’s been years since I’ve been here, but Muir Woods still makes me feel as if I’ve stepped into a fairy tale.”

Skin and bones.”

I shouldn’t have come here.”

Nathan wakes me up early so we can talk before school.”


I’m encouraging him.”

I’m ambushed as I pass the Bell house the next morning, but not by the preferred twin.”


I love watching Max onstage.”

I’m discussing Max with the moon, but it’s supremely unsatisfying.”

I like to try new things.”


I’m dizzy.”

The rational side of me knows that I need some kind of release.”

Nathan grabs Cricket by the shoulders and throws him off my bed.”

Cricket isn’t the only thing I have to earn.”

It’s the Sunday before school resumes, and my parents are on a date.”

Max has always known what to say—and when to say it—to make it hurt the worst.”

The doorbell rings early the next Saturday.”

I work all day and night on Calliope’s costume—seam-ripping the old ones, stitching new pieces together, adding flourishes from my own stashes—only stopping for a quick break at my window around midnight.”

The wig comes on, and I’m . . . almost happy.”

Moonlight shines into my bedroom and reveals his fragile state.”

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