The first line can make or break a reader’s interest. Just how well did the author pull you in to the story with their first sentence? To participate in this weekly book meme is extremely easy.
Grab the book you are currently reading and open to the first page.
Write down the first sentence in the first paragraph.
Create a blog post with this information. (Make sure to include the title & author of the book you are using. Even an ISBN helps!)
Did this first sentence help draw you into the story? Why or why not?
Link back to Well-Read Reviews in your blog entry.
Come back to this blog post, hosted on WellReadReviews.com and add your direct link to Mr. Linky! ** Very important!
Competence can be a curse. ~ Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee
Well now, that is one heck of a statement for your first sentence isn’t it. It is brazen and bold and it sucked me in right away. Any book that can start out that bold and curious is going to keep my attention for a while.