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Writer's Block: Awesome Openers

Here are a few "gripping" opening lines from films or books (currently the library books stacked on my bedroom floor), as requested:

"The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit." -Uglies, Scott Westerfeld.

I think this one is funny, because.... some people love immature humor like that. Talking about cat vomit. HA! You said VOMIT! I think it's clever, because usually books don't start with opening lines such as that. Makes me want to read on, find out WHY this person thinks it's the color of cat vomit... not peaches or flowers or something else that's lovely.

"I lie all the time." -Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.

This line intrigues me, because I'm curious on why there's lying, and what's being lied about, and how it's going to affect the story afterwards!

"It all started when Sydney climbed out of the truck." -Lemonade Mouth, Mark Peter Hughes.

Well, who's Sydney? And where's she climbing to? And why's she climbing out of the truck? This brings me to the conclusion that opening lines are supposed to intrigue the reader, make them want to read further to answer all the question that are buzzing around in their heads.

And that concludes journal post number 2!

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