Tuesday, December 22, 2015

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Opposite of Everyone; Joshilyn Jackson


Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where I share the first paragraph sometimes two from a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon.  Today's selection is by an author I've enjoyed reading in the past - I love first person narrators too.


The Opposite of Everyone; Joshilyn Jackson
William Morrow - 2016

CHAPTER 1

"I was born blue.

If my mother hadn't pushed me out quick as a cat, I would have been born dead nd even bluer; her cord wrapped tight around my neck.  She looked at my little blue lips, my blue toes and baby fingers, and named me after Kali. Kali Jai.

My mother was in the middle of a six-month stint in juvie for shoplifting and possession when I was born.  She had thirty-six hours with me in the hospital before the state took her to finish out her sentence.  My grandparents--stiff, unhappy couple that they were --got temporary custody."

What do you think -- keep reading or pass? 
(Feel free to join in this week by posting your intro below?

36 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read this book. It is enroute to me from Vine. Thanks for sharing and tempting me even more!

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    1. That's where I got my copy too. I haven't started it yet, but the first page sucked me in LOL

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  2. I am really excited about this new book by Joshilyn Jackson. I love her writing style and that intro pulled me in right away. I hope you are enjoying it, Diane.

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  3. It certainly leaves you with a lot of questions about where this story is taking you. I'd probably keep reading. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. This author has written several books I just loved.

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  4. Definitely an intriguing opening - I want to know what happened next... how long did Kali Jai stay with the miserable grandparents?

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  5. This opening interests me and draws me in. I'd read further. I've wanted to read something by Joshilyn Jackson for a while now.

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    1. Glad u have a copy; it seems like it will be a good one (from the first page alone) LOL

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  7. What a great intro! I'm definitely adding this one to my wishlist. I want to see what happens next.

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    1. I was hooked immediately and only read the first page (have another book to finish first).

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  8. I am not familiar with the author, but this intro sure makes me want to read more.

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  9. I problem wouldn't read it this time of year, but it does sound interesting and I would keep reading. Merry Christmas! Girl Who Reads

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  10. I've been eyeing this one--hope you enjoy it.

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  11. I hadn't heard of Jackson before, but I absolutely love the sound of her writing! I'll have to check this one out :) I've really missed these Intro posts in the last few weeks while Uni was stressing me out xD Thanks for hosting and for sharing :)
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  12. wow, sounds like a tough beginning! I'm glad to be back by the way: http://francebooktours.com/2015/12/22/first-chapter-first-paragraph-the-641-to-paris/

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  13. I don't know this author, but I like the opening and would definitely keep reading!

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  14. I can't wait to read this one. Love this author. Merry Christmas

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  15. This sounds like a rough beginning. This is an author I've appreciated in the past so I'll definitely try it.

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  16. I like the title but I don't think I would like the story much.

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  17. Thanks for stopping by Brian and Merry Christmas.

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  18. Sounds a bit too depressing for me. Hope you enjoy it though.

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  19. I loved another book by her that had kind of sensitive subject matter. She does it well. I think I'd like this one too.

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  20. This is the only book by this author that I don't own. I'd keep reading so I need to get a copy.

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  21. Definitely will continue. Its Christmas Day here and quiet! Happy Christmas

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