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 freeway.
The first sentence
Libby’s having a rough senior year. Her older brother absconded with his college money and is bartending on a Greek island. Her dad just told her she’s got to pay for college herself, and he’s evicting her when she graduates so he can Airbnb her room. A drunken hook-up with her coworker Kyle has left her upset and confused. So when Perry Ackerman, serial harasser and the most handsy customer at The Goat where she waitresses, pushes her over the edge, she can hardly be blamed for dumping a pitcher of sangria on his head. Unfortunately, Perry is a local industry hero, the restaurant’s most important customer, and Libby’s mom’s boss. Now Libby has to navigate the fallout of her outburst, find an apartment, and deal with her increasing rage at the guys who’ve screwed up her life–and her increasing crush on the one guy who truly gets her. As timely as it is timeless, He Must Like You is a story about consent, rage, and revenge, and the potential we all have to be better people.
My feelings so far
It had been a long time since a book kept me up at night. I am obsessed with this story. It is so well written and so relatable on many levels. It deals with consent and what rape culture is and the representation is so well made that it doesn’t even trigger me a bit. I think this is going to be my next 5 stars read, and I might finish it very soon.
That’s all for today peeps! Have you read this book? Do you want to you? Even if I haven’t finished it yet, I highly recommend you get into it, because it is a blast!
As always, thank you so much for reading me and supporting my work, it means the world to share this with you all! Have a great day, evening, night, wherever you are in the world and see you soon in a new article !