Friday, March 13, 2020

The Friday 54 (174) & Book Beginnings: The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.


40110093. sy475 Synopsis from Goodreads...
"Do you know what it feels like to be forgotten?" 
On a cold winter night, Iris and her best friend, Daniel, sneak into a clearing in the woods to play in the freshly fallen snow. There, Iris carefully makes a perfect snow angel - only to find the crumbling gravestone of a young girl, Avery Moore, right beneath her. Immediately, strange things start to happen to Iris: She begins having vivid nightmares. She wakes up to find her bedroom window wide open, letting in the snow. She thinks she sees the shadow of a girl lurking in the woods. And she feels the pull of the abandoned grave, calling her back to the clearing... Obsessed with figuring out what's going on, Iris and Daniel start to research the area for a school project. They discover that Avery's grave is actually part of a neglected and forgotten Black cemetery, dating back to a time when White and Black people were kept separate in life - and in death. As Iris and Daniel learn more about their town's past, they become determined to restore Avery's grave and finally have proper respect paid to Avery and the others buried there. But they have awakened a jealous and demanding ghost, one that's not satisfied with their plans for getting recognition. One that is searching for a best friend forever - no matter what the cost. The Forgotten Girl is both a spooky original ghost story and a timely and important storyline about reclaiming an abandoned segregated cemetery....


Beginning: "Iris's nightmares terrified her."

56: "Everything seemed sharper around the edges. Stark. The branches of the trees pointier at the ends, the twigs on the ground like worms."


Comments: I have finally read The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown. It was a good ghost story that also touched on the history of segregated cemeteries. What are you reading this week?

16 comments:

  1. Great excerpts! I like the premise, too. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

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  2. I'm super intrigued by this one. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  3. Pretty little girl on the cover. LOVE those snippets, sounds like a good one! Happy weekend!
    PS - So glad you're back!!

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  5. the cover alone made me curious and i do love a good ghost story.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. The book was an excellent ghost story. If you've read Small Spaces + Dead Voices by Katherine Arden, then you might want to consider checking this one out. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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    1. It is. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Sounds like an interesting premise. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  8. Oh my, that cover is super creepy! I love it. The snippets sound great, and this sounds suitably spooky. Definitely gonna need to check this out! I could use a good ghost story.

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    1. The Forgotten Girl was a great story. If you read it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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