Hello! I hope you all are having a great week! It’s starting to warm up here this week, and I’m so excited to not have to walk in the freezing cold. But anyway, today I wanted to share with you my Top Ten Favorite First Sentences! (They are in no particular order).
Let me know in the comments what your favorite first sentences are!
“One summer night I fell asleep, hoping the world would be different when I woke.”
–Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
“Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death.” – The Fault in our Stars by John Green
“The screw through Cinder’s ankle had rusted, the engraved cross marks worn to a mangled circle.” – Cinder by Marissa Meyer
“The world might be sunny-side up today.” – Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
“My mother always started the story by saying, ‘Well, she was born in the backseat of a stranger’s car,’ as though that explained why Wavy wasn’t normal.” – All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
“I have a heart for every year I’ve been alive.” – To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
“The formidable glass-and-steel structure rose from its position on front street like a glittering needle threading the sky.” – City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
“The hottest day of the summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy silence lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive.” – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
“We always seemed to be moving, always for the better, always to make our lives better, whatever. I couldn’t keep up with the emotional whiplash.” – A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
“On the morning we are to leave for our Grand Tour of the Continent, I wake in bed beside Percy. For a disoriented moment, it’s unclear whether we’ve slept together or simply slept together.” – The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee