October 5, 2010

Trivia: Famous First Lines

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How well do you know your books? Here are the first sentences of some of my favorite books. See if you can guess the book titles. Warning: I’ll give you the official answers next week, but I kind of give away the titles in the hints, so don’t click on the links unless you really can’t wait for the correct answers!

  1. When I was little, my uncle Pete had a necktie with a porcupine painted on it. (Hint: Caitlyn Taylor Love from Disney’s I’m in the Band recommends this book.)
  2. They say the sea makes some people sick. (Hint: Scholastic Staffer, Morgan, also loves this book. And the sequel is coming out next spring!)
  3. Peoples are strange! (Hint: This was one of my favorite books of 2009.)
  4. The tired old carriage, pulled by two tired old horses, rumbled onto the wharf, its creaky wheels bumpety-bumping on the uneven planks, waking Peter from his restless slumber. (Hint: Peter is the main character and his name also appears in the title of a steampunk book.)
  5. Lyra and her daemon moved through the darkening hall, taking care to keep to one side, out of sight of the kitchen. (Hint: This book was made into a movie.)
  6. When Giuseppe found the green violin, he did not think it would help him escape. (Hint: This book is new so you probably haven’t read it yet, but this first line is so cool I had to include it! Watch the video trailer here.)
  7. Rain fell that night, a fine, whispering rain. Many years later, Meggie had only to close her eyes and she could still hear it, like tiny fingers tapping on the windowpane. (Hint: The author of this series has a new book that I can’t wait to read!)
  8. Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. (Do you seriously need a hint for this book???)

That’s it. Leave your answers in the Comments!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

  1. pear

    i just wanted to say that all the posts every wear was great and if i was the head chief of stacks i would give everybody bonuses love all your stacks pear sighning out peace

  2. camoshark896

    7.Inkheart
    8.Harry Potter
    5.The Golden Compass[Great book!]
    1.Star-Girl
    not all of them is up above I know.
    PEACE*# CAMOSHARK896!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Natalie

    1. Star-girl
    2. Hannah
    3: Unfinished Angel
    4. Peter and the Star-catchers
    5. The Golden Compass
    6. the Clockwork Three
    7: Ink-heart
    8: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
    ~Peace! Natalie~

  4. daeshia

    wats up girl i haven’t talked to u in a long time where hav u been since the day i came back to school i needed to talk to u i couldn’t cause i been out of school for a week. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. 10004806

    1. Stargirl
    2. Hannah
    3: Unfinished Angel
    4. Peter and the Starcatchers
    5. The Golden Compass
    6. the Clockwork Three
    7: Inkheart
    8: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.(never read but saw awsome movie)

  6. -mystery

    1.Stargirl
    2.Daughters of the Sea
    3.Unfinshed Angel
    4.Peter and the Starcatchers
    5.The Golden Compass
    6.The Clockwork Three
    7.Inkheart
    8.Harry Potter and thr Sorcerer’s Stone

  7. Starrninjarawr

    1) Stargirl
    2) Daughters of the Sea (Hannah)
    3) Unfinished Angel
    4) Peter and the Starcatchers
    5) The Golden Compass
    6) the Clockwork Three
    7) Inkheart
    8) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

  8. ThePhantomAuthor

    1. Stargirl?
    2. Daughters of the Sea (Love it!)
    4. Peter and the Starcatchers?
    5. The Golden Compass (Duh!)
    6. The Clockwork Three
    7. Inkheart
    8. SORCERER’S STONE!!!!!!!

  9. Thalia Grace

    Stargril
    Daughters of the sea #1
    Unfinished angel
    Peter and the star cachers
    The golden compus
    The colock work 3
    Inkheart
    HArry potter #1

  10. harry potter rox

    oh ya and i read stargirl too but that was a long time ago and it was the second one ( i think)

  11. harry potter rox

    Well ive read an unfinished angel and i remebered that part but i couldn’t remember the book, and i didn’t read 7 carefully enough, i would have known it was inkheart if i saw the meggie part, and obviously the last one is harry potter

  12. Peace Angel

    Cool Trivia!^v^ My answers are:
    1.Stargirl
    2.Daughters of the Sea
    3.Unfinished Angel
    4.Peter and the Starcatchers
    5.The Golden Compass
    6.The Clockwork Three
    7.Inkheart
    8.Harry Potter(one of the best books ever!)
    ~Peace Angel

  13. Marytonga

    1. Stargirl
    2. Hannah
    3: Unfinished Angel
    4. Peter and the Starcatchers
    5. The Golden Compass
    6. the Clockwork Three
    7: Inkheart
    8: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
    And by the way, Reckless is a bit confusing. For one thing, Fox just appears and isn’t described for the chapters!

  14. hermionealltheway

    The 7th one is Inkheart and the last one is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

  15. greenkoala39

    Only joking! Harry Potter is numero seven! Did I mention how awesome Harry Potter is! Awesome enough to be number 7, which is an incredibly awesome number!!!

  16. greenkoala39

    1. Stargirl
    2. Daughters of the Sea (Hannah)
    3. not sure
    4. Peter and the Starcatchers
    5. The Golden Compass
    6. Inkheart
    7. idk.

  17. s.snape2000

    Wow.I seriously need to read different genres!!The only one I know is the last one!!
    8.Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone.
    Ive like, memorized the book…is that bad…nope.Its not:)

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