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Fabulous First Line Friday (20 April)

To celebrate the National Year of Reading, we are sharing some first lines from books on our bookshelves. So, every Friday for the rest of the year we’re posting a fabulous first line here on Soup Blog.

Here’s today’s Fabulous First Line*:

“When will they be here?’ asked Ramona Quimby, who was supposed to be dusting the living room but instead was twirling around trying to make herself dizzy.

What do you think—if you opened a book and read that first line, would you want to read on?

Do you know the name of the book? (We’ll put it right at the end of this post so you can try to guess first.)

*For the purposes of Fabulous First Line Friday, we’re counting the first line as the first line of chapter 1 in any book. So if there is an introduction or an author’s note or something before chapter 1, we don’t count that bit …
The book is Ramona and her Mother by Beverly Cleary

2 thoughts on “Fabulous First Line Friday (20 April)”

  1. Yes! I would read any ‘Ramona’ book when I was little – just because they were the first books I came across that had my name in. I still have the original books to this day and one day my daughter will read them!

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