Ominous Beginnings

story_beginnings_-_Google_SearchBeginnings are important.

They are the hook the grabs hold of your mind and pulls it through pages with astonishing speed forcing you to ignore the world around you and become one with the story.

Some we know by heart, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” (Charles Dickens), “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”(Leo Tolstoy), “I am an invisible man” (Ralph Ellison), “124 was spiteful” (Toni Morrison), “All this happened, more or less” (Kurt Vonnegut), “It was a pleasure to burn” (Ray Bradbury) and some we remember when we read them again. I could go on and on and on….

I love beginnings. I love great beginnings. But, I really love ominous beginnings…

Take a look at some spine-chilling beginnings from YA books (put together by Epic Reads).

You know what you can do with great beginnings? Read them. Then keep reading…

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