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12 Amazing First Lines of Books & Why They Work

#12: “Everything was perfect before she unlocked her dorm room door.

A good book pulls you in with the first sentence. A great opening line makes you say, “Wow, I need to read that now.”

I’ve shared some of my favorite opening lines of books before (see here and here), and it’s one of my favorite ways to…



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Marie Kester

I enjoy word-related hobbies including reading, writing, and wordle. Currently reading: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid