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Today my featured book is another ARC, and this one is not my usual genre, but I’m looking forward to it.
Walking on Trampolines, by Frances Whiting, is praised as “a tender exploration of friendship, families, and first love” (Liane Moriarty, New York Times bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret); this coming-of-age novel from bestselling author Frances Whiting is equal parts heartwarming, accessible, and thought provoking.
My fingers could trace the path it has traveled.
Comma-shaped scar on left knee—bike crash, “Red Demon” dragster, 1974; stitches above right eyebrow—surfboard fin chop, Cabarita, 1982; faint outline of navy blue, homemade tattoo on left wrist—high school, my name.
56: Later, when the stars came out, the DJ would say: “All right, young lovers, don’t be shy—choose your partner for the couples’ session,” and Josh and I would skate out together.
Amazon Description: “Tallulah de Longland,” she said slowly, letting all the Ls in my name loll about lazily in her mouth before passing judgment. “That,” she announced, “is a serious glamorgeous name.”
From the day Annabelle Andrews sashays into her classroom, Tallulah ‘Lulu’ de Longland is bewitched: by Annabelle, by her family, and by their sprawling, crumbling house tumbling down to the river.
Their unlikely friendship intensifies through a secret language where they share confidences about their unusual mothers, first loves, and growing up in the small coastal town of Juniper Bay. But the euphoria of youth rarely lasts, and the implosion that destroys their friendship leaves lasting scars and a legacy of self-doubt that haunts Lulu into adulthood.
Years later, Lulu is presented with a choice: remain the perpetual good girl who misses out, or finally step out from the shadows and do something extraordinary. And possibly unforgivable…
It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce.
What do you think? Do these excerpts tease you? Make you want to read more? I hope you will share your thoughts and links.