Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday Firsts (12)

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 Real Real by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. I'm so close to finishing, so I can't wait to find out how it ends. I should be done by tomorrow, and I'll post the review tomorrow! Here is the first sentence:

"Single file! Everyone line up on the LEFT!" Mrs. Gesop shouts to be heard over the din of students crowding into the impractically narrow hallway between the stairway and the auditorium.

Wow, that's a really long sentence; It takes up almost four lines in the book : ) It's a pretty good first sentence, and it does set up the story very nicely & is pretty intriguing. The story so far is really good and very hard to put down. Look out for my review tomorrow!

What's your current book's first sentence?


  1. It may be a long sentence, but it's a great one! It definitely draws you in :)

  2. The Mark; Jen Nadol

    There is nothing like the gut-hollowing experience of watching someone die, especially when you know it's coming.

  3. Wow, the Mark's first sentence is really good! It really draws you into the story.

  4. This sounds like a great book, i love the cover of it! And the sentence is great! Somethings like the Hills and Laguna Beach. :)


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