Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #68

Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!

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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa

Published on: June 6th, 2003 by Pamela Dorman Books

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Summary (from Goodreads):

Haruhi holds the fate of the universe in her hands; lucky for you she doesn’t know it!

Meet Haruhi—a cute, determined girl, starting high school in a city where nothing exciting happens and absolutely no one understands her.

Meet Kyon—the sarcastic guy who sits behind Haruhi in homeroom and the only boy Haruhi has ever opened up to. His fate is now tied to hers.

Meet the S.O.S. Brigade—an after-school club organized by Haruhi with a mission to seek out the extraordinary. Oh, and their second mission? Keeping Haruhi happy—because even though she doesn’t know it, Haruhi has the power to destroy the universe. Seriously.

Book Beginning: “The question of how long someone believed in Santa Claus is a worthless topic that would never come up in idle conversation. Having said that, if you’re going to ask me how much of my childhood I spent believing in an old man in a red suit, I can confidently say that I never believed in him to begin with.” (pg. 1)

Page 56: “‘This’ll be perfect for attracting attention! Most of the people walking by will take our flyers if we’re dressed like this. Right?'” (pg. 56)

Thoughts: I got given this book as a gift from a friend that was moving out and the title caught my attention. I’m only 60 pages in and right now it’s weird and cringey. It definitely was originally a manga before being turned into a novel!

What are you currently reading? Does this book sound interesting to you?

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