West is a high school senior who has everything going for him – until an accident leaves him paralysed. Strapped down in his hospital bed, moving in and out of consciousness, West is isolated and alone. Until he meets Olivia.
Olivia is the girl next door – though not the typical girl next door. She is in the hospital room next to his, and before long, she’s sneaking into his room to talk with him. Only Olivia seems to know what he’s thinking, and even dreaming about. Yet certain questions haunt him: Why is Olivia in the hospital? And how is she connected to the terrible dreams he’s been having? But the biggest shock of all comes when West must face the possibility that the girl he’s fallen in love with – and who’s done more to aid his recovery than anyone else – may not even be alive.
I only heard about this book, for the first time, earlier this week, and already I'm excited about it! I actually read the first page (which was sent to me by the publisher, as an option for this feature), before I knew anything else about the book, and I was immediately drawn into it - I had to find out what the book was about! As soon as I read the synopsis, I knew that I had to read the rest.
Just this short first page drew me into the story - I instantly wanted to know who was crying, and why, and why the main character, whose point of view this is written from, can't move. There's also the terror behind the idea of not being able to move, or even cry out, without even knowing why.
Everything about this first page is so compelling, and I know that I have to read it.
What do you think about this first page? Would it make you want to read the book (even if you didn't know what the rest of the book was about, like I didn't, at first)? Leave your thoughts in the comments - I'd love to hear from you :)