This is my first time taking part in First Line Fridays, a weekly feature hosted by Wandering Words in which you are asked to judge a book by its opening lines. The rules can be seen below:
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
You want to save the world? Here’s a piece of advice for you. Don’t try to do it dressed as a giant lobster.
(Credit Arrow Images) It’s actually Australia Day today 🇳🇿, so naturally I had to pick a novel by an Australian author. I haven’t read this book but it’s definitely one that’s high on my TBR.
When Astrid and Hiro meet they give each other superhero names. She’s Lobster Girl and he’s Shopping Trolley Boy. Not an auspicious beginning. But it gets better. Then it gets worse. Much worse. Classic romantic comedy: girl-meets-boy, love blossoms, and is derailed. Incredibly engaging, upbeat, funny and smart.
Astrid Katy Smythe is beautiful, smart and popular. She’s a straight-A student and a committed environmental activist. She’s basically perfect.
Hiro is the opposite of perfect. He’s slouchy, rude and resentful. Despite his brains, he doesn’t see the point of school.
But when Astrid meets Hiro at the shopping centre where he’s wrangling shopping trolleys, he doesn’t recognise her because she’s in disguise – as a lobster. And she doesn’t set him straight.
Astrid wants to change the world, Hiro wants to survive it. But ultimately both believe that the world needs to be saved from itself. Can they find enough in common to right all the wrongs between them?
A romantic comedy about life and love and trying to make the planet a better place, with a little heartbreak, and a whole lot of hilarity.
Have you read this book? Did you enjoy it? Feel free to leave any comments, along with a link to your First Lines Fridays post, down below. I can’t wait to hear from you! 🙂
Note: I am currently away so will not be able to respond to your comments as quickly as I otherwise would. But don’t worry! I’ll be back soon 😊✈️.