Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Firsts (3)

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.
Did this first sentence help draw you into the story? Why or why not?

I am currently reading Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves - and loving it! Here's the first sentence:

The truck driver let me off on Lamartine, on the odd side of the street.

This first sentence sparks some interest in me. What crazy girl would get a ride from a truck driver? Where's Lamartine, and why is she there? Is it a coincidence she's dropped off on the odd side of the street - foreshadowing to her personality? Heck yeah. Based on my further reading, this first sentence really does sum up Hanna. Risky, searching for something, and odd. Good sentence.

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