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First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The Counselors by Jessica Goodman

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The Counselors by Jessica Goodman

The Counselors by Jessica Goodman , Swimming suit, red, camp, lies, secrets, young adult, murder, summer,
The summer will begin like it always does, with me wandering the grounds of Camp Alpine Lake alone. It’s the first day of maintenance week, when all the counselors arrive to get the place ready for campers. But I’m the only one who can come early.
No one else gets to experience how the cabins smell like cedar and lemon when they’re empty, not yet filled with other counselors or twelve-year-old boys who don’t know about deodorant. How the sun bounces off the lake when there aren’t any swimmers bobbing in the lap lanes. Or how you can stand at the edge of Creepy Cliff and scream, loud and long, listening to your voice echo all across New England.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Pepper’s Rules for Secret Sleuthing by Briana McDonald

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Pepper’s Rules for Secret Sleuthing by Briana McDonald

Pepper's Rules for Secret Sleuthing by Briana McDonald , Children's Book, Mystery, Summer, LGBT, Romance, Secrets, Family, Girl, Binoculars, Boy, Aunt,
Dad and I stand in front of the biggest house I’ve seen in my life. It looks like a row of two-story houses were smooshed together, then decorated with thick Greek pillars and pearl-white shutters. The driveway alone is so large, we had to drive around an enormous patch of frog-green grass that circles a glowing fountain with a perpetually spitting dolphin in its center just to park by the front door.
I crane my neck to take it all in, eyes wide. “It looks like a giant, haunted mansion. Perfect for some summertime sleuthing.”