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First lines are chosen for KidderLit because they are interesting in some way. They're gripping or well-written or funny, or they come from a surprising source. And some are selected and posted on KidderLit to celebrate special occasions--holidays, birthdays, newsworthy events (read more about this). You can browse KidderLit's thematic entries using the pulldown menu in the sidebar.


Ages: Young Adult

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    "The night before my last official day of high school, she comes back."
< Tweet it! | Posted on 07-25-16 | Permalink

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    "Charlotte Brontë dipped her pen into the inkwell and dabbed it on a blotter."
< Tweet it! | Posted on 07-24-16 | Permalink

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    "A pungent whiff of rotting fish hits my nostrils before my eyes open."
< Tweet it! | Posted on 07-20-16 | Permalink

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    "Nat lay very still in the dark, trying to stay awake until his big brother, Hab, went to sleep."
< Tweet it! | Posted on 07-07-16 | Permalink

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    "It all started with a fight Greer and I had one morning up on Lucy's Promise."
< Tweet it! | Posted on 07-04-16 | Permalink

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    "I vomited into the toilet, hugging the cool sides, trying to contain the sounds of my retching."
< Tweet it! | Posted on 06-19-16 | Permalink

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    "It was only a ring."
< Tweet it! | Posted on 06-18-16 | Permalink



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