FIRST LINES FRIDAYS is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Wouldn’t it be more fair, though?
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
There was a boy in her room. Cath looked up at the number painted on the door, then down at the room assignment in her hand. ‘Pound Hall, 913’. This was definitely room 913, but maybe it wasn’t Pound Hall — all these dormitories looked alike, like public housing towers for the elderly. Maybe Cath should try to catch her dad before he brought up the rest of her boxes.
What do you think? Will you continue to read the book based on those first lines?
Do you want to feature your book in this series? Simply send me a request via e-mail with a subject ‘First Lines Fridays’.
Image Credit: Nicole Honeywill