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Fabulous First Line Friday (5 October)

It’s Fabulous First Line Friday! And here is this week’s Fabulous First Line*:

Twelve pairs of eyes widened in unison, awaiting Miss Ophelia Grimm’s next move.

Do you want to read on? The title of the book is at the end of this post …

*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 Alice Miranda Takes the Lead by Jacqueline Harvey.


This post was added by Rebecca Newman. Rebecca is a children's writer and poet, and the editor of the Australian children's literary blog, Alphabet Soup. For more about Rebecca visit:

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