26 March 2015

The Friday 56 and Book Beginnings on Friday ~ Best Friends…Forever?

The Friday 56 and Book Beginnings on Friday  
~ Best Friends…Forever? (Landry’s True Colors Series) ~ by Krysten Lindsay Hager
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Landry Albright hopes the new year will start off in an amazing way—instead she has to deal with more frenemy issues, boy drama, and having most of her best friends make the cheerleading squad without her. Suddenly, it seems like all anyone can talk about is starting high school next year—something she finds terrifying.
               Landry gets her first boyfriend, but then gets dumped just as things come to a head with her friends. She feels lost and left out, but finds good advice about dealing with frenemies from what she considers an unlikely source. Landry learns to speak up for what’s right, tell the truth (even when it hurts), and how to get past the fear of failure as she gets another shot at competing in the American Ingénue reality show modeling competition.

Book Beginning:
There was nothing like spending Christmas in Chicago. The city was so sparkly and bright when it was all lit up and decorated for the holidays. It was so exciting to see all the cars and taxis whizzing by and feeling like anything was possible in the big city. I loved getting off the train, seeing my dad, and taking the taxi back to the apartment my parents and I lived in together until my mom got transferred to Grand Rapids. I liked my new school and all, but I missed my dad living with us and hoped he’d be able to find a job in Michigan and move in with Mom and me.
The Friday 56 (From page 56):
“Thanks, it — it means a lot to me that you’d come see me play,” he said, his eyes locked on mine. They were so warm, and it felt like my smile was radiating through my whole body.
“Any time.”
“I have to go out with the team tonight,” he said, glancing behind him. “But I’ll talk to you later, okay?”
He walked over to his teammates. Then he turned around and winked at me.
“He totally likes you,” Peyton said.
I nodded. It felt amazing that he seemed to truly appreciate that I had been there, but I couldn’t shake the thought of how Devon would feel if she learned her crush didn’t feel the same way about her.
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Krysten Lindsay Hager said...

Thanks for featuring Best Friends...Forever?

SherryGLoag said...

:-) yvw Krysten and congratulations on its fabulous race up the sales charts. I hope you have a wonderful w.end.

sherry fundin said...

Sounds like the book is doing well. Happy reading.

sherry @ fundinmentalFriday Memes

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

Wow, Landry is having a tough time! I hope things are better for her by the end of the book! Thanks for visiting my site! http://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/

Whitney said...

Best Friends...Forever? sounds like a cute young adult book. Happy Friday.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ah, this one reminds me of a time in my life that was not my best...LOL. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy. And thanks for visiting my blog.

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews said...

Hi Sherry,

I know what she means about Christmas in the city. Everything is so bright and bustling somehow.

We live in quite a rural area, so Christmas here is always a little more peaceful, although we do have some lovely Christmas markets.

This probably isn't one for me, although I do read contemporary romance on the odd occasion and I do like the cover art, particularly the brightly coloured title. This will certainly attract a good YA audience I think :)


Sandra Nachlinger said...

This sounds like a sweet YA story that I'd enjoy.
Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. Have a great weekend!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

The summary and your snippets sound great - I'm not too sure about that cover though... :)

Krysten Lindsay Hager said...

I always enjoyed driving through the city during the Christmas season to see all the decorations myself! Thanks so much for the nice comments. I enjoyed writing this (when I wasn't cringing recalling some of my own teen crush moments!)

CraftyOtakuReader said...

This book sounds great! I'll have to read it sometime!
My F56: http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-friday-56-dead-of-winter.html
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fredamans said...

Sounds like a really sweet read!
Happy weekend!

Krysten Lindsay Hager said...

I really appreciate all the kind comments about the snippet :) Hope you have a great weekend!

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

Is this a YA or an adult title? I can't tell from the cover or the quotes. Are you enjoying the book?

Unknown said...

I sure don't miss the angst and drama of my teens. The beginning makes me almost wish it was Christmas already. Very visual and my favorite holiday.
My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/03/27/the-friday-56-55-retaliation-by-imogen-rose/

Shazziecar said...

Sounds like a good read. Hope you're enjoying it.

Krysten Lindsay Hager said...

It's a young adult/upper middle grade clean reads book, Anne. :)