It's Friday! That means two things:
1.) It's exactly one week until SCBWI in LA! Woo hoo!!!
2.) It's time for Friday Fives with the Paper Hangover gang :)
We've answered this before for the lovely YA Highway ladies, so some of our answers may seem familiar. Hey, we don't mind showing love to some great opening lines more than once!
1.) "When I was little, my dad used to tell me, 'Will, you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose.'"-Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Greene and David Levithan
The line sets the tone for the book. You know it'll be a slightly humorous tale about friendship. And this intro just pops with voice.
It's a simple first line that doesn't seem to make sense, but once you read the whole book it'll mean so much more.
Go first? For what? When we read the first chapter preview months before the book's release, we just knew we had to know more about this adventure.
Right away we know what to expect--the narrator has died. BUT, after reading that first line, we were dying to find out exactly how it happened for her.
***Today is the release day for Black Fox Literary Magazine Issue # 1!!! Please support us and check out the mag here (we will go LIVE later on this morning). Also, there are print issue for sale :)!***
AND, don't forget about our contest to win Jo Treggiari's Ashes, Ashes--deets here :)