Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The idea is to share a sentence or so from the first page and the 56th page of the book you are currently reading!
"I was first diagnosed as Officially Weird two years ago, when I was nine years old."
"It was only my second day at Manor High, but already I had become The Weird Girl Who Can't Speak. And the chair next to me was Permanently Empty."
I am 62 pages into this so far and am absolutely loving it. I wasn't aware before starting that the main character was only 11 and that probably would have put me off - so I'm glad I didn't know. I wish I had a book like this when I was 11 and going through pretty much the same thing. My transition from Primary to Secondary school was very much like this. My "weirdness" was vaguely accepted in primary school but secondary school was hell. Also loving the capitalisations - that's 100% how words felt inside my head at times. Just really loving this right now.
My review for last week's Friday Read (The Comfort of Secrets by Christine Nolfi) is now up and you should definitely check it out!