By Susan J Berger
The are the first lines Richard Peck gave as examples in his Breakout session. I linked the titles to Amazon. I use Amazon because of the Look Inside feature. But you can find all of them at IndieBound or your local library.
The cat had a party to attend and went to the baboon to get groomed.
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk A modern Bestiary by David Sedaris.
School was finally out and I was standing on a picnic table in our backyard getting ready for a great summer vacation when my mother walked up to me and ruined it.
Dead End In Norvelt by Jack Gantos
THE DEAD WERE WATCHING
Balthazar by Claudia Grey
The shaft of the arrow was black and fletched with crow feathers, but Hylas couldn't see the head because it was buried in his arm.
Gods and Warriors by Michelle Paver
Our Hamster is running but he'll never get elected.
Amelia Bedelia's First Vote by Harman Parish.
Will Sparrow was a liar and a thief and hungry.ill Sparrow's Road by Karen Cushman.
I want a refund from ancestry.com
Ungifted by Gordon Korman
Minutes after the shootings, everyone's cell phone rang. We weren't supposed to have cellphones unless we had a note from our parents explaining why they had to reach us in a hurry/
After by Francine Prose
When all is said and done, killing my mother came easily.
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
Richard Peck writes wonderful first lines. Here is his latest:
We who live in The Royal Mews next door to Buckingham Palace-horses, humans, mice, one cat, a cow for the milk, and the occasional goat-were in the service of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, Queen of England and Empress of India.
The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail by Richard Peck
I hope some of these lines inspire you to pick up the book.
Happy reading and writing.