Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Top 10 Favorite Beginnings/Endings

Top 10 Favorite Beginnings/Endings in Books


I love this list!  For all the memorable moments in a book, if they start and end strong, it makes all the difference.  Here are just a few of my starts and finishes.  What's on your list?

Beginnings

1) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
 "Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.  The were the last people you'd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn't hold with such nonsense."

2) The Princess Bride by William Golding
"This is my favorite book in all the world, thought I have never read it."

3) Paper Towns by John Green
"...But my miracle was different.  My miracle was this: out of all the house in all the subdivisions in all of Florida, I ended up living next door to Margo Spielgelman."

4) Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
"I was sixteen years old the day I was lost in the forest, sixteen the day I met my death."

5) The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
"There are so many ways it could have all turned out differently.

6) Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
"My mother's a prostitute."

7) The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
"Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she'd been told that she would kill her true love."

Endings

8) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
"I do, Augustus.  I do."

9) The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
"A LAST NOTE FROM YOUR NARRATOR. I am haunted by humans."

10) Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
"It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both."

Happy reading!

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