Friday 18 November 2011

Attention Grabber #5: Dark Life by Kat Falls

Attention Grabber is my new weekly feature where I post what I think is a great opening paragraph to a book, the sort of opening that pulls young readers in and hooks them from the start.

Another short one for you this week, this time from Dark Life by Kat Falls (reviewed here). What I love about the first two sentences of this book is that the reader can immediately tell that something pretty disastrous has happened to the planet. It grasped my attention immediately and made me want to read on and find out more. I wonder how many rewrites this one went through before Ms Falls came up with this perfect opening?

I peered into the deep-sea canyon, hoping to spot a toppled skyscraper. Maybe even the Statue of Liberty. But there was no sign of the old East Coast, just a sheer drop into darkness.


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