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"What's my Line?"

Best Opening Lines in Young Adult Books

One way to promote new (or worthy) novels is to feature them with their first lines - on a bookmark, poster, index card, whatever. How can anyone resist a curious hook of a sentence? (Bighugelabs will let you make a "trading card" or a "name badge" that can be easily adapted.)

"It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea." Philip Reeve, Mortal Engines