I'm a sucker for a good
I've read some great first lines in YA novels lately, and here are a few I thought you might enjoy.
"The first time I died, I didn't see God. No light at the end of the tunnel. No haloed angels. No dead grandparents.
To be fair, I probably wasn't a solid shoo-in for heaven. But, honestly, I kind of assumed I'd make the cut."
~Fracture by Megan Miranda
"The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit.
Of course, Tally thought, you'd have to feed your cat only salmon-flavored cat food for a while, to get the pinks right."
~Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
"There's always that one guy who gets a hold on you. Not like your best friend's brother who gets you in a headlock kind of hold. Or the little kid you're babysitting who attaches himself to your leg kind of hold."
~The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
"The name of the song is "This Lullaby." At this point, I've probably heard it, oh, about a million
All my life I've been told about how my father wrote it the day I was born. He was on the road somewhere in Texas, already split from my mom. The story goes that he got word of my birth, sat down with his guitar, and just came up with it, right there in a room at a Motel 6."
~This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
"Welcome to the beautiful Sinclair family.
No one is a criminal.
No one is a liar.
No one is a failure."
~We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Aren't those great? Do you have a favorite? Have you read a memorable first line lately?