First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at Bibliophile by the Sea. Here’s the opening from Child of the River by Irma Joubert:
Pérsomi stood in the feeble winter sun just outside the back door, her back pressed to the wall, her bare toes burrowing into the gray sand. Gerbrand stood in the doorway. If she reached out her hand, she could touch him. But she didn’t. Gerbrand didn’t like being touched. She knew, because he and Piet shared a mattress, and if Piet happened to come too close, Gerbrand let fly with his fists. Piet was older, but Gerbrand was stronger.
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! So, from the same novel:
“Girl, where’s your book?”
“Oh, sir,” Irene spoke loudly, Pérsomi is a welfare child, she must get free books.” p. 66
Would you keep reading? This is the first book I’ve read by Joubert and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. I’m going to have to read The Girl on the Train now, too, because Joubert is such an amazing writer. Leave a comment and a link to your First Chapter, First Paragraph and Teaser Tuesday page.