Nov 182019
 

Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two of a book that I’m reading or plan to read soon

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Stay by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Part One: Then
Summer 1969

Chapter One
The Tipping Day

Is it just me, or does everybody have a day in their life like the one I’m about to retell? I’m talking about those days that act like a fulcrum between everything that came before and your brand-new life after.

It feels a little something like this: When I was a kid, I used to like to bust a move on the playground. Boy stuff, I suppose. I’d run up to the teeter-totter and jump on the “down” seat. The one that was resting in the dirt. Then I’d trot up to the middle- the part that sits safely on the bar. And then, when I kept going, I’d hit the spot where my weight would tip the thing. You know it’s there, you anticipate it. You slow your step just a little bit, knowing it’s soon and you’re about to find it. There’s a delicious little moment of fear in there, but it’s manageable. Next thing you know, you’re being dropped safely back to the dirt, but on the other side. This day was something like that. It was the summer of 1969. was fourteen.

  11 Responses to “First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros:
Stay by Catherine Ryan Hyde”

  1. I have been eyeing this book, and enjoy the author. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I’ve been wanting to read another book by this author for some time. Maybe I’ll try this one.

  3. Love this intro. I hadn’t heard of this book, but now I want to read it. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Sounds like a good book. I’d read on 🙂

  5. This sounds like it might be very good! Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

  6. I have this one on my wishlist. Sounds really good!

  7. New to me, but I love the premise and the cover is wonderful, I have a pic of my son and our two dogs at the time, in very much the same position!

  8. Sounds interesting. I think I read a lot more books with female narrators. A male narrator may mix it up a bit 😉 Thanks for sharing!

  9. Stay sounds like an absorbing story. Thanks for sharing the opening!

  10. Fabulous beginning!

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