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 Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. I'm about 150 pages into it already, and it's really good so far! It's pretty hard to put down. Here is the first sentence of the Prologue:
"They say that just before you die your whole life flashes before your eyes, but that's not how it happened for me."
Wow, what a great way to start off a book! It explains a lot about what the book will be like and is so intriguing, it keeps you wanting to learn more. The prologue sets off the book very nicely, and the plot is very original. I can't wait to get more into the story and find out how it ends. I will finish it this weekend and review it too because I'm going to be snowed in!
What's your current book's first sentence?