First Lines Friday – October 11

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book.

Here are my first lines:

“When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold. My fingers stretch out, seeking Prim’s warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress. She must have had bad dreams and climbed in with our mother. Of course, she did. This is the day of the reaping.”

Do you recognize these first lines?

And the book is… The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

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Goodreads synopsis:

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don’t live to see the morning?

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before – and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Collins delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.

Have you read The Hunger Games? What did you think of it?

3 thoughts on “First Lines Friday – October 11”

  1. It’s the first time I’ve recognised one of the First Lines Fridays! I love The Hunger Games series and would highly recommend it to anyone. This section really captures the suspense, it’s making me want to do a reread. Thank you for sharing!
    📕MP📚 X

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  2. I read ‘The Hunger Games’ a while back and liked it, but I never finished reading the series. I actually recognized the book immediately from the first line- if you’ve ever read the novel it’s kind of a gimme.

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