The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join in every Friday, the rules are simple.
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.
“I didn’t cry at home because or at the hospital because I didn’t want to add to my parents’ problems. On the way to school, though, I would. Strange things made me cry. The weight of my book bag, how it pushed me down would set me crying. Sometimes some thought of Birju would brush against me. My mother had written to the Bronx High School of Science and obtained a year’s deferment. As I sobbed, I would be amazed at how much I loved my brother. I had not known he mattered so much to me.”
~Akhil Sharma, Family Life: A Novel
(Pssst: I bought this book because I enjoyed hearing the author speak at the NYPL. If you’re curious, that post is here)