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.
Here are my first lines:
Two years ago, I tried to kill myself. I was thirteen. I’ve never told anyone. I’ve never even said the words aloud, even to myself. Hearing them would make it too real, too painful.”
Do you recognize these first lines?
And the book is… Dear Jane by Marina Delvecchio.
Kit Kat is a fifteen-year-old adoptee who writes letters to her favorite literary character, Jane Eyre, as a means of surviving a violent childhood in Greece and a harrowing adoption in New York that requires her to silence her memories and her voice. In writing letters to Jane, Kit Kat discovers a connection to literature that saves her life. Dear Jane is about family, love, forgiveness, and the power of a good book.