First Line Fridays: How To Live on the Edge

How To Live on the Edge by Sarah Lynn Scheerger is a powerful novel that explores breast cancer, the preventative surgery that can be taken for this type of cancer, as well as the response members of the family have to the outcome of this disease.

The first lines of this novel drew me in immediately and made me want to read more:

There’s a curse on the women in my family. We die young. In the last two generations, not a single woman in my mom’s family has lived past the age of thirty-seven. Aunt Tee is still alive and kicking, and the doctors say she is a perfectly healthy thirty-two year old, but I doubt the Silk family curse will pass her by.

Just like I doubt it will pass me by.

Which means almost half my life is over.

I intend to enjoy it.” (p1, 2020)

I enjoyed reading the rest of the novel – the full review can be read here.

Would you continue reading?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2020

(This post is linked to It’s Not Hoarding If It’s Books and her One Line Friday challenge.)

14 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: How To Live on the Edge

  1. Happy Friday!

    This book sounds like its message would have a huge impact on whoever reads it, and I love your photo of it!

    On my blog this week, I’m sharing the first lines from A Dazzle of Diamonds by Liz Johnson:

    “Penelope Jean Hunter loved every wedding she’d ever been to. Except her own.”

    I hope you have a great weekend 🙂


  2. My first line is a long one from Chapter two of Vying for The Viscount by Kristi Hunter:
    Suffolk was as beautiful as his father had claimed, and the estate and stables were even grander than his grandfather had described in his letters, but no one had warned Hudson that the area was inhabited by crazed women.


  3. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading The Crushing Depths by Dani Pettrey. I’m on chapter 41, so I’ll share from there.
    “When Logan left to meet Bella Armstrong at a coffee shop and Emmy was engrossed in searching for answers on Rick Carson, Noah grabbed the folder Austin Kelly had given them and tucked it under his arm.”
    Hope you have a relaxing weekend! 🙂❤📚


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