Bookish Beginnings on Friday| Seton Girls – Charlene Thomas

Isabelle did a Can’t Wait Wednesday post for Seton Girls and it’s also a book I’m really interested in. I recently got the e-arc and I’ll be posting an interview with the author soon, so it’s definitely a great time to do another post for this book. We have a lot of eARC’s and we want to promote them a little bit more. So we decided to do some more Bookish Beginnings On Friday.

This meme was created by Rose City Reader. The idea is to post the first sentence or so of the book you’re currently reading. After that you talk about your initial thoughts about the sentence, book or anything to do with that.

A smart and twisty debut YA that starts off like Friday Night Lights and ends with the power and insight of Dear White People.

Seton Academic High is a prep school obsessed with its football team and their thirteen-year conference win streak, a record that players always say they’d never have without Seton’s girls. What exactly Seton girls do to make them so valuable, though, no one ever really says. They’re just the best. But the team’s quarterback, the younger brother of the Seton star who started the streak, wants more than regular season glory. He wants a state championship before his successor, Seton’s first Black QB, has a chance to overshadow him. Bigger rewards require bigger risks, and soon the actual secrets to the team’s enduring success leak to a small group of girls who suddenly have the power to change their world forever.

“It isn’t easy to create change that lasts. In fact, it’s really, really hard. But we did it, here at Seton. And we believed we did it together.”

I’m a big fan of books with prep schools or boarding schools. The first lines definitely have met intrigued about how everything goes down in Seton. I have a feeling not in a very good way. Besides a twisty story, I’m definitely expecting a hard-hitting story. I’m excited to pick this one up soon. Hopefully before release day at the end of this month.


Is Seton Girls on your radar? What do you think of the first lines? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.

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