Hello Readers! We’ve made it through another week, to another First Line Friday! Today I have the honor spotlighting The Summer We Turned Thirteen by new indie author Kayla Maria.
The First Line:
“James, come on, sweetie; you can’t hide in the car forever.”
About the Book
Author: Kayla Maria
Genre: Young Adult, Coming of Age
Synopsis: Harlee Ramirez and James Whitmire have been best friends since they were nine years old. Harlee is bold and brazen, while James is shy and reserved. In some cases, such opposite personalities may repel, but not in theirs. Their differences make the dynamic of their friendship special. So special, Harlee always believed they were untouchable, unbreakable, and that no one could come between them. But the month before Harlee and James’ thirteenth birthdays, James proves otherwise. When he ends their friendship, without even giving Harlee so much as an explanation. Harlee is hurt, confused, and angry, that James could just throw their friendship away like that. Regardless, Harlee is relentless and not willing to take this lying down. She will do anything it takes to win back her best friend. But as she does, she begins to wonder if their friendship is even worth saving or if growing up really does mean growing apart.
About the Author
Kayla Maria is a twenty-one-year-old author that loves creating inspiring and relatable content for the youth. The Summer We Turned Thirteen is her first published project, first published on Wattpad where it amassed 14k reads. She aspires not only to entertain with her writing but also to uplift, encourage, and inspire readers to discover themselves and make the world a better place.
Alongside story writing, Kayla spends her time songwriting and running a female empowerment club called The Strong Girls Club on Wattpad.
First Line Friday is a weekly linkup hosted at Hoarding Books. To participate, share the first line of a book of your choice, add the link to the linkup on the host’s page, and check out what others are reading and sharing!
To all my YA-reading fanatics out there, I hope you will check out The Summer We Turned Thirteen! This book promises to be engaging and uplifting. Because I just can’t help myself, here are a few more quotes from the book that the author shared with me:
Until the next chapter,