Pretty Preview (4): Shame the Stars

January 24, 2017 Pretty Kitty Preview 0

I own so many books I know I can’t review them all, but I want to make sure they’re seen. You never know who might pick up the book on a whim and then love it! That’s the core of my new feature: Pretty Preview!

The rules:

Post a roughly page-long excerpt from a book you own but haven’t read yet.

Whether it came out two years ago or comes out in two months, it’s fine!

Excerpts come from the first 50 pages (less than 300 pages) or first 100 pages (300+ pages).

This week:

Shame the Stars by Guadalupe Garcia McCall!Shame the Stars

(excerpt comes from ARC, p. 22)

Papá would probably disagree with me, but I couldn’t ignore it. It was a conversation we were going to have very soon, before he and Mamá packed my bags and tried shipping me off to college.

With so much on my mind, it was taking longer and longer to get ready in the mornings. When I heard someone stop outside my door that day, I turned and saw the pink envelope sliding quietly across the wooden floor, stopping five feet short of my bed, where I sat pulling on my work boots.

I launched into action, grabbing the letter off the floor as I rushed to the door. But when I peeked outside, there was no one in the hallway.

Standing on the threshold, I felt the weight of the envelope in my palm and traced the single letter on its front with my index finger. The J was handwritten in an elaborate script. There was no mistaking it. It was from her.

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