Favourite First Sentences

Hello lovelies. Today’s blog post is all about my favourite first lines inn novels. All of these first sentences are my favourite because it sucks me into the story. Please leave me a comment telling me what your favourite first sentences are. Hope you have an awesome day!


“Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone 


“This is a story about a man named Eddie and it begins at the end, with Eddie dying in the sun.”

Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven 


“The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don’t got nothing much to say.”

Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go


“If I had to do it all over again, I would not have chosen this life.”

Jennifer A. Nielsen , The False Prince 


“When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen.”

Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden 


“I’m going to die tomorrow morning.”

Marie Lu, The Young Elites 


“The monster showed up just after midnight.”

Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls 


“I’ve been locked up for 264 days.”

Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me


“There are two kinds of people in the world, those who leave home, and those who don’t.”

Tarari Jones , An American Marriage 


“This is how I kill someone.” 

Mindy Mcginnis, The Female of the Species

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