The Book: In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard.
Synopsis: The fourteen-year-old narrator of IN ZANESVILLE is a late bloomer. She flies under the radar-a sidekick, a marching band dropout, a disastrous babysitter, the kind of girl whose Eureka moment is the discovery that “fudge” can’t be said with an English accent. Luckily, she has a best friend with whom she shares the everyday adventures of a 1970s American girlhood, incidents through which a world is revealed, and character is forged.
In time, their friendship is tested–by their families’ claims on them, by a clique of popular girls who stumble upon them, and by the first, startling, subversive intimations of womanhood.
- Grab a book, any book.
- Turn to page 56 or 56% in you E-Reader. (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
- Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
- Post it.
- Add your URL post below in the Linky. (Add the post URL, not your blog URL.)
The 56: (There’s actually no words on page 56, So this is from page 55.)
We freeze against the grass, our white tennis shoes throbbing in the darkness, as the boy stands still for a long moment, a pirate looking for land. He seems to be seeing us seeing him, but we aren’t sure. Suddenly, he holds the telescope as though it’s part of his anatomy and starts yanking on it.
Now we’re sure.
*The Friday 56 is a Weekly Meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.