First Lines | The Interestings: A Novel

“On a warm night in early July of that long-evaporated year, the Interestings gathered for the first time. They were only fifteen, sixteen, and they began to call themselves the name with tentative irony. Julie Jacobson, an outsider and possibly even a freak, had been invited in for obscure reasons, and now she sat in a corner on the unswept floor and attempted to position herself so she would appear unobtusive yet not pathetic, which was a difficult balance.”

~The Interestings: A Novel by Meg Wolitzer