First sentence Friday is a weekly post in which we share the first sentence of our current read, share a few words about the book and our feelings so far. It is a great way to discover new books and stories, in a fun and spoiler free way.
The first sentence
Marty arrives in London with nothing but his oboe and some savings from his summer job, but he’s excited to start his new life–where he’s no longer the closeted, shy kid who slips under the radar and is free to explore his sexuality without his parents’ disapproval.
From the outside, Marty’s life looks like a perfect fantasy: in the span of a few weeks, he’s made new friends, he’s getting closer with his first-ever boyfriend, and he’s even travelling around Europe. But Marty knows he can’t keep up the facade. He hasn’t spoken to his parents since he arrived, he’s tearing through his meagre savings, his homesickness and anxiety are getting worse and worse, and he hasn’t even come close to landing the job of his dreams. Will Marty be able to find a place that feels like home?
My feelings so far
I really like this book. I read half of it and I am surprised how much I can relate to some sides of Marty’s life. The anxiety depiction is very great, but I think it might trigger some of you guys. Also, I do hope something surprising will happen soon because, so far, I find the story very cute and sweet but maybe a bit flat. We’ll see, I hope to finish it by the end of the week.
That’s all for today First sentence Friday you guys! I hope you liked this article, and please tell me if you’ve read or want to read As Far as you’ll take me, I’d be curious to read some of your thoughts. As always, thank you for reading me and for your support. For more bookish content, feel free to follow my Instagram page, and you can discover more bookish recommendations up on my Ko-Fi page!