First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
First Lines . . .
Today’s First Lines Friday book is . . .
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus!
FIVE STUDENTS WALK INTO DETENTION.
ONLY FOUR LEAVE ALIVE.
Yale hopeful BRONWYN has never publicly broken a rule.
Sports star COOPER only knows what he’s doing in the baseball diamond.
Bad boy NATE is one misstep away from a life of crime.
Prom queen ADDY is holding together the cracks in her perfect life.
And outsider SIMON, creator of the notorious gossip app at Bayview High, won’t ever talk about any of them again.
He dies 24 hours before he could post their deepest secrets online. Investigators conclude it’s no accident. All of them are suspects.
Everyone has secrets, right?
What really matters is how far you’ll go to protect them.
Did you guess this book by its first lines? Let me know in the comments!
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