First Line Fridays: August 16, 2019

First Line Fridays: August 16, 2019

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!
One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War.
And the next minute he was gone.
No "poof". No flash of light. No explosion.

time for the big reveal!

Gone by Michael Grant!

In the blink of an eye, everyone disappears. Gone. Except for the young.

There are teens, but not one single adult. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what’s happened.

Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day. It’s a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your 15th birthday, you disappear just like everyone else…

Did I make this one obvious? Probably. Why did I choose this one? You can thank Mandy @ The Book Nook on Youtube for this. She wants everyone to read this series, so I figured why not. Thanks, Mandy! Click on her name to see her Newbie Booktube video where she talks about Gone.

22 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: August 16, 2019

    1. That’s what I was thinking too! Or like that one Justice League episode where all the adults were in another dimension and the only way the Justice League could help them was to turn into kids themselves. It was totally great lol. Oh thank you! I was trying to make it obvious for this one but usually I make it more mysterious 😉

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      1. Hahaha! No I got you! There is a book called the Rains by one of the guys behind the Dark Knight series… Greg Hurwitz (sp?) He also wrote Orphan X… it is zombies but they only call the parents.

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  1. Oh wow this sounds totally awesome. I just watched a show kinda like this- have you seen The Society on Netflix- it kinda has the same premise? Love the sound of this!

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