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 Hunger Games by Suzane Collins. I just started it since I just finished my last book, so I'm only about 20 pages into it. The beginning is really good so far, and I can't wait to keep reading! Here is the first sentence:
"When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold."
This a pretty good first sentence. It's intriguing, but not very informative. The next few lines explain more, so this a good first sentence. I have heard and read so many rave reviews about The Hunger Games, so I know it has to be good. I hope to finish it this weekend since I don't have swim practice at all, and it's going to be snowing!
What's your current book's first sentence?