Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday Firsts (6)

The first line can make or break a reader’s interest. Just how well did the author pull you in to the story with their first sentence? To participate in this weekly book meme is extremely easy.
  • Grab the book you are currently reading and open to the first page.
  • Write down the first sentence in the first paragraph.
  • Create a blog post with this information. (Make sure to include the title and the author of the book you are using. Even an ISBN helps!)
  • Did this first sentence help draw you into the story? Why or why not?
The book I'm currently reading is the The Treasure Map of Boys by E. Lockhart. I'm not very far into it yet, but I love the two other books. They are just so hilarious to read! This is the first sentence, but really it's a poem:

In laboratories dim
We bend to Feischman's whim
And suffer twice a week
Horrors terrible to speak..."
Haha this is a kind of weird way to start a book; since the other two are like this too, I expect that kind of thing. The poem is pretty funny and weird. It is about a boy asking Ruby (the main character) to be his laboratory partner, so he writes a poem to her. I can't wait to read this to see what other crazy things will happen!

What's your current book's first sentence?


  1. i like the way that book started :) fun meme :)

  2. A poem, that's a unique way to start a book.


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