What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
- Pick a book off your shelf (or your current read) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
‘I suppose the important thing is to make some sort of difference,’ she said. ‘You know, actually change something.’
‘What, like, “change the world”, you mean?’
‘Not the whole entire world. Just the little bit around you.’
Curious? Read on to find out which book this extract is from…
One Day by David Nicholls
15th July 1988.
Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways.
So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows?
Have you read this book? Have you ever chosen to read a book based purely on an extract? Share your experiences!