First Lines Fridays: July 8th, 2016
Welcome to #FirstLinesFriday! Today’s First Lines Fridays is from a modern classic. There aren’t words to describe this book (or the entire series), so let’s commence.
Each week we will pick a YA or NA book from my shelves and copy the first line, in an attempt to acquaint you with some new reads or reintroduce you to old favorites. We will have an accompanying Instagram pic to go along with our choices each week so check out #firstlinesfridays!
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? If you want to join the meme be sure to check out Wandering Words, and here are her rules below.
- Pick a book off your shelf (or your current read) 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!
Here we go . . .
I had just come to accept that life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.
That snippet of brilliance is the first line of the prologue to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I devoured this series like I was a hollow, and I counting down the days until the movie.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Category: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Publication: June 7th, 2011; Quirk
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.
A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.