Friday, July 8, 2011

Catchy Opening Lines...Part 2

So I've kept you all in suspense for about a week. It's time to reveal which books began with the opening lines from the last post. My hope is that looking at the books and opening lines will help those pondering about the connection between the beginning and its book. Maybe it will help you as you're revisiting your own beginnings.

1. Dealing With Dragons by Patricia Wrede - A princess who is tired of cross stitch and curtseying. She decides to go off and find a dragon, so the princes will leave her alone.

2. Freak The Mighty by Rodman Philbrick - A story of two boys who together have one brain and a lot of heart.

3. Feed by M.T. Anderson - What if in the future there was a feed implanted in your head to bombard you with advertising and keep you connected to those around you. What would happen if you met someone who didn't have a feed?

4. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - It's like The jungle book......only it's in a graveyard

5. The Trolls by Polly Horvath - The sitter begs out when she sick, so the parents in this story are forced to call an aunt they haven't spoken to for years to babysit the kids while they are on a trip.

6. Prom And Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg - A YA re-imagining of Pride and Prejudice.... if it took place in a private girl's school in modern day.

7. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones - A moving castle, wizards, witches, a hat shop, and a girl who is never expected to amount to anything, since she's the third daughter.


  1. I've read one of those. :)

  2. Me too...and not the one I borrowed from you, which is sitting on the passenger seat in my car. Right where it belongs (kinda) but at least its not in my sock drawer.

  3. Hey! Just letting you know I gave you an award on my blog. Not a big deal, just something to try to drive some traffic to your blog from the people that read mine. If you'd like to participate you can. If not, no worries. :)

  4. Awesome! Thanks Libby, I'll head on over and check it out. :)