X is for: Xtra Reading:
Two additional books I’ve enjoyed reading.
THE REINCARNATION OF PETER PROUD by Max Ehrlich (Adult)
First Lines: He walked out of the cottage and into the night. He was stark naked.
No end line for you! It might spoil the goods.
DOLL BONES by Holly Black (middle grade)
First Line: Poppy set down one of the mermaid dolls close to the stretch of asphalt road that represented the Blackest Sea.
End Lines: Poppy smiled a familiar scheming smile, her eyes alight with new hope. “You want to play?” she asked.
The first lines of both books, I have studied, wondering about their clever pull. They have my attention.