This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book.
I’m a month away from starting my junior year of high school, and I just found out that my father only has four months to live.
I don’t really hear all of what mom and dad are saying. Just the important words like “cancer” and “out of remission” and “stage four”.
Do you recognize these first lines?
Keep scrolling to find out what book they are from.
Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan
Jasmine and Chelsea are sick of the way women are treated even at their progressive NYC high school, so they decide to start a Women’s Rights Club. They post everything online—poems, essays, videos of Chelsea performing her poetry, and Jasmine’s response to the racial macroaggressions she experiences—and soon they go viral. But with such positive support, the club is also targeted by online trolls. When things escalate, the principal shuts the club down. Jasmine and Chelsea will risk everything for their voices—and those of other young women—to be heard.
Have you read this yet? Is it on your TBR? I read this last year and absolutely loved it.