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? If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:
- 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!
On September 15, 1981, a boy named Jack Sawyer stood where the water and land came together, hands in the pockets of his jeans, looking out at the steady Atlantic. He was 12 years old and tall for his age.
This is an oldie, one I haven’t read in a really long time.
It’s one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors.
This is yet another book I really need to re-read soon!
The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub
If you have been avoiding Stephen King because you don’t like horror, this story will convince you that horror is NOT what this man is all about. Such a wonderful coming-of-age story with a strong theme of family.