Reading Song of the Day: “The Catalyst” by Linkin Park
It’s that time again, time to go traveling with our YA Highway sistahs 🙂 This Road Trip Wednesday focuses on the first line of books. They want to know, what are some or our favorite first lines? The ladies even go so far as to let us show off our own snappy, witty, wonderful first words!!!
We shall start with the best (or maybe we just want to get it out of the way before you read the really great first lines from published authors)–the first lines of our own manuscripts. For Pam’s manuscript Wants, her first line is:
Brilliant! But she may be changing it.
Quita’s first line for the manuscript In Limbo is:
Engaging- but probably could use a little something more.
Finally, on to the wonderful works of fiction that we wish we could gobble up. Some of our favorite first lines are:
“When I was little, my dad used to tell me, ‘Will, you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.'”
-Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Greene and David Levithan
“Imagine four years. Four years, two suicides, one death, one rape, two pregnancies (one abortion), three overdoses, countless drunken antics, pantsings…But everything you do here counts. High School.”
-Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers
“They say that just before you die your whole life flashes before your eyes, but that’s not how it happened for me.”
-Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
“I was born with a light covering of fur. After three days it had all fallen off, but the damage was done.”
-Liar by Justine Larbalestier
“So she tells me, the words dribbling out with the cranberry muffin crumbs, commas dunked in coffee She tells me in four sentences. No, five.”
-Wintergirls by Laurie Halse AndersonSo what are some of your fav first lines? And feel free to share the first line of your WIPs or manuscripts as well.