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?
- 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!
“Trouble cruised into Tupelo Landing at exactly seven minutes past noon on Wednesday, the third of June, flashing a gold badge and driving a Chevy Impala the color of dirt. Almost before the dust had settled, Mr. Jesse Turned up dead and life in Tupelo Landing turned upside down.”
Now those are some fun first lines! Anyone know which middle-grade novel I pulled them from?
Okay, so here’s a hint: I’ve talked about it on this blog already this week.
Oh…you didn’t read that… Another hint: it’s a middle grade mystery novel set in the southern states.
Fine, I’ll tell you! It’s…
Such great first lines for what I hope will be a fantastic read!