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TTT: Opening Lines

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly themed blog hop created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl.

These are the opening lines I find most memorable-most of them I was able to type word for word and only looked them up to be absolutely sure they were word perfect. Some of these lines I like for their cleverness, some for the way they set up the story, and some for the mindset they immediately set from while reading.  I can personally vouch for all the contents that follow these stellar first lines too.


"There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it."
           -C.S. Lewis The Voyage of the Dawn Treader


"There is no lake at Camp Green Lake."
           -Lois Sachar Holes        


"I didn't know how long I'd been in the king's prison."
           -Megan Whalen Turner The Thief


"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."
          -Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice



"It was a dark and stormy night."
         -Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time


"I am a coward."
         -Elizabeth Wein Code Name Verity


"I've confessed to everything, and I'd like to be hanged."
        -Franny Billngsley Chime


"The real story isn't half as pretty as the one you've heard."
        -Naomi Novik Spinning Silver


"Some things start before other things."
        -Terry Pratchett The Wee Free Men


"I was twelve years of age when I chopped off my hair, dressed as a boy, and set off to save my family from impending ruin."
         -Stephanie Burgis Kat Incorrigible 



 What are some first lines you find memorable? What makes an opening memorable to you. 

Comments

Ooh, these are all quite good. I like The Voyage of the Dawn Treader's best :P I don't particularly remember opening lines but I do love that of The Hobbit.

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