FIRST LINE FRIDAY...First lines have always intrigued me since I heard an author say that writing the first sentence is, by far, the most difficult part of writing a novel. The reasoning was that a first sentence can make the reader continue reading or cause the book to be tossed aside.So, go to your To Be Read Pile, choose as many books as you want and share the first line. Be sure to include the title and author so that if your reader also finds it intriguing, they can find the book.Also, share your thoughts about the first line. Does it draw you in? Is it...exciting...thought provoking...scary...funny?
I recently saw the movie Pay It Forward. I missed the first 30 minutes or so but really liked it. I found the book and its next on my book list to be read. Here's the first line of the book.
Maybe someday I'll have kids of my own.
~Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde~