First Line Friday is a weekly feature that I now love to take part in.

It is hosted by Wandering Words.

What if, instead of judging a book by its cover or by its author, we judged the book by its opening lines?

Here is how it works:

– Pick a book off your shelf and open to the first page.

– Copy the first few lines without giving the book away.

– Reveal the book

Here we go!


Shower: I need a shower. The fact that I showered last night is neither here nor there. When I get home after school, I’ll probably have another one.

It’s the bad days when I’m at my cleanest. To be honest, on those days, I’m surprised I’ve got any skin left. I think my record is five showers in one day. That took some explaining.

The bad days are the days when I can’t stop replaying things in my head. Things I’d really rather weren’t there. The noises from the night it all happened – The Night Everything Went Weird. The ragged voices and the dull thud as mum hit the floor.


Scroll down to reveal the book!

Smashed by Andy Robb

I’m quite interested to read this one. I’ve recently been approved for it on Netgalley so fingers crossed it’s a good one! 🤞