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First Line Friday 56

First Line Fridays is hosted by Hoarding Books where you give the first line of a book. Friday 56 is hosted over at Freda’s Voice where you turn to page 56 (or 56%) and choose a passage to share. I use the same book for both with the cover and synopsis at the bottom of the page.

First Line

This is how I always start:

“My name is Will Shea. You can probably tell that I’m not from around here.”

Page 56

It turns out getting invited to Brandt Rush’s room for Casino Night isn’t nearly as difficult as I expected. All I have to do is act stupid, talk loud, and throw money around like water for the next couple of days, and by Friday, my invitation comes looking for me.

What’s the book?




Con Academy by Joe Schreiber


Meet Will Shea, a con artist who has bluffed his way into one of the nation’s most exclusive private schools. But Will isn’t the only scammer at Connaughton Academy—Andrea Dufresne is there too, and the ivy-covered campus isn’t big enough for the both of them.

So they make a bet—and the winner gets more than just a high school diploma. In this twisty tale of secrets, lies, and deception—it’s hard to figure out who’s double-crossing who. May the best con win!

It starts with the bluff and keeps going from there. Have you read this? Would you read this based on the first line?

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