First Sentence – March

I really like to look at the first sentences of books. It is wonderful when one sentence is enough to make you want to read the whole book. Here I share the first words of all of the books I started this month to see if the first line alone is enough to make you want to read them. I will be using the first sentence from the first chapter and not from an introduction or prologue.

Twenty-One Truths About Love by Matthew Dicks

Ways to keep Jill from getting pregnant

Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans by Russell Ginns

Samantha went searching for Uncle Paul.

The Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzenberger

Robert was tired of dreaming.

Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine

All the way up the stairs, the children fought not to carry the envelope.

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

They stand in line for blood.

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

The night it all ended, Vivian was alone.

Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin

Begin with an aerial view.

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

My English Teacher, Mr. Davies, rubs a hand over his military buzz cut.

People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins

You, yes, you.

Perfect Little Children by Sophie Hannah

Here we are, in the wrong place: Wyddial Lane.

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Local teen accepts destiny, agrees to become doctor, stereotype

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

It took seven years to get the letter right. 

The Bear by Andrew Krivak

The last two were a girl and her father who lived along the old eastern range on the side of a mountain they called the mountain that stands alone. 

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

I didn’t stop giving hand jobs because I wasn’t good at it. 

Princeless by Jeremy Whitley

Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there lived a beautiful blonde-haired, blue-eyed princess. 

Of these 15 opening lines, how many intrigue you enough to want to pick them up?

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