"Gram is worried about me. I'ts not just because my sister Bailey died fout weeks ago, or because my mother hasn't contacted me in sixteen years, or even because suddenly all I think about is sex. She is worried about me because one of her houseplants has spots."
When I read a book I never like to read the back of it. I am more of a "study the front cover"- kind of girl. I know you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, bu that's not what I'm doing. I look at it very closely and try to figure out what made the perople pouring their heart and souls into working with this book design the cover this way. Did they whant you to get a grip of what the book might be about or did they want you to figure that out for yourself by doing a simple cover?
But I'm getting sidetracked. After I spent some time watching the front cover I like to get right into reading. And i don't read the back until I'm a bit in to the book. And the quote I wrote abowe is the first lines in this book.
Very good start, it ha thrown us into the book and the story without asking, without giving a fuck about "the correct model for writing a book", and I love that. if you don't have a clear idea of what you're doing though, it might be smart to stick to the model because that is build on a way that works. However, if you can make a book work without the help of a pre-written scheduale that by all means...
we later find out that Gram is worried about the main charcter Lennie because she thinks that that plant somehow reflects how she is feeling. You know, kind of like in E.T. (Come to think of it, exactly like in E.T)