I've been on a kid's book kick recently, I guess, as you'll see with this week's two selections. I actually finished Tales from the Hood yesterday. It's the sixth in the Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley. Highly recommended if you like a different take on fairy tales. Anyway, the first sentence is:
Sabrina Grimm awoke with a crazy dream fresh in her mind.That sentence definitely caught my attention.
But for perfection, we've got to go with Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs. I just started this book at lunch time, and so far I am really enjoying it. Our main character is a 12 year old whose parents work at a new zoo/amusement park combo. The first sentence is:
I'd just been busted for giving the chimpanzees water balloons when I first heard something was wrong at Hippo River.
That sentence actually made me chuckle and it definitely made me want to read more.