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Category: First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros

This post will be all about the first (or second and third) paragraph of a book I picked, or am currently reading.

NOTE: This used to be on Tuesdays but I flipped this one around with Thursdays post. :)

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Field Notes on Love

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Field Notes on Love


Mae wakes, as she does every morning, to the sound of a train.
Even before she opens her eyes, she can feel the low rumble of it straight through her toes, but it’s the whistle that finally tears at the thin gauze of sleep. She turns over to peer through the blinds. Just beyond their backyard, a long chain of silver cars is streaking past.
Two weeks from now, she’ll be standing in the middle of Penn Station, waiting for a train not so different from this one. The minute she steps on board, she’ll no longer be a fixed point on the map, the way she’s been her whole life.

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ The Matchstick Castle

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ The Matchstick Castle


It was supposed to be the perfect summer. I was going to camp out, build forts, have adventures, and score the championship-winning goal in the New England All-Star Under-12 Soccer Tournament. When I wasn’t doing those things, I was going to stay up late with my friends, eat as much junk food as I wanted, and pretty much do whatever I felt like until sixth grade started in September. It was going to be epic: the all-time, best summer ever.
Instead, I ended up in Boring, Illinois.
No, I’m not kidding. There’s a town called Boring. And it is.

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ My Secret Admirer

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ My Secret Admirer


Jenny never knew what woke her up. One minute she was in the middle of a deep sleep and the next she was wide awake, the lightweight quilt tangled around her legs, and her heart drumming her ears. The silence around her was as deep as her sleep had been. It couldn’t have been traffic that woke her; the house was miles from the main road. Maybe it was the moonlight.

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Ben Braver and the Incredible Exploding Kid

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Ben Braver and the Incredible Exploding Kid


Sixty miles per hour.
The top speed of a Vespa scooter.
I’m not a doctor, but I don’t think sixty miles an hour is fast enough to outrun an exploding atom bomb.

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ The Loch Ness Lock-In

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ The Loch Ness Lock-In


This is not as bad as it looks.
Okay, it’s almost as bad, but there is one tiny silver lining that you may not pick up on right away – I’m wearing my very best socks. On any other day that a red cap decided to steal my boots, I’d be chasing after him in dirty socks with holes in the toes.
But on this day, I had my clean socks on.

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ The Super Life of Ben Braver

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ The Super Life of Ben Braver


Dear Diary,
Today I died.
Sincerely,
Ben.

If I kept a diary, that would’ve been my entry for the day. Super dark right? It’s kinda hard not to be when you’re standing on a burning building, staring into the gigantic eyeballs of a Godzilla-size, evil version of yourself that wants to squash you like a bug.
Not my best day ever.

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee


Here’s the thing with dreams – and I’m talking about the kind you have when you sleep, not the kind where you’re finally learning to surf when you’re fifty: they’re carefully tailored to the only audience who will ever see them, which is you. So I’m not big on telling people about my dreams for that reason.
That said, there’s this recurring dream I have. It comes around every couple of months or so, but I wish it were more often because it’s awesome, and when I wake up from it, I lie there for a few moments wishing I could reenter it. In this dream, I’m at a familiar place. Often it’s my grandma’s house.

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ The Valentines: Happy Girl Lucky

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ The Valentines: Happy Girl Lucky


FADE IN: REGENT’S PARK, LONDON, A SPRING MORNING

HOPE, fifteen, stands with her back to the sunshine, blue silk dress fluttering in the breeze. Her hair glistens, her posture is excellent and you can tell right away that she is the star of this film. In front of her is A HANDSOME BOY.

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Pretty in Punxsutawney

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Pretty in Punxsutawney


The ground race toward me so fast that my muscles tense instinctively. With a nauseating dip downward, everything goes dark for a beat before an explosion rattles the walls.
Good old Dolby digital cinema surround sound.

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Moth Girls

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Moth Girls


The day before the house on Princess street was due to be demolished, Mandy Crystal stood by the wire fence, looking through it. She stared hungrily, her fingers tugging on a pendant that was hanging from her neck. The windows and front door of the house had been removed and she could glimpse into the shady interior. It wasn’t the first time she had looked through the windows of this house. The inside had been dark and gloomy even then, when someone had been living in it.
It had been mostly empty since the killing.