Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Show Days #6

To find out more about what "Show Days" is or why I'm doing this you can go here. This week's selection is from Gayle Foreman's If I Stay.

"Are you going tonight?" Dad asks.
"I was planning to. It depends if they shut down the whole state on account of the snow.
"It is approaching a blizzard," Dad says, pointing to a single snowflake floating its way to the earth.
"I'm also supposed to rehearse with some pianist from the college that Professor Christie dug up." Professor Christie, a retired music teacher at the university who I've been working with for the last few years, is always looking for victims for me to play with. "Keep you sharp, so you can show those Juliard snobs how it's really done," she says.

That's a brief selection, but it tells you our MC is in high school (we already know this but it still tells you  that), she's a talented musician, and there is a freak snow storm (important since her family dies in a car accident).

What do you think?


  1. You really can learn so much from dialogue. Love it.

  2. Great idea, Beth! And I've heard this is a really good book.

  3. I feature book excerpts on my blog, too. I think tha is a cool idea!

  4. I'd keep reading. I'm a musician and quickly relate to needing to practice!

  5. I love this book so much. And I love the concept of Show Days!

  6. Great bit that definitely shows a lot! So love this book (even if it made me sob!).