~ I will post the first sentences of ten books. (I skip any beginning quotations or prefaces. If I think more than one sentence is necessary, I’ll post two.)
~ You guess the titles and authors and leave your guesses in the comments.
~ You don’t have to guess on all ten; guess on the ones you know.
~ I’ll update the post by putting the lines in bold and adding titles and authors when someone gets one correct.
~ Have fun!
All of today’s choices come from American Library Associations’ List of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books from 1990-2000.
1. “What you looking at me for? I didn’t come to stay…” – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou – guessed by Kristin
2. Until he was four years old, James Henry Trotter had had a happy life. – James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl – guessed by Kristin
3. When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home. – The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton – guessed by Kristin
4. Sybil Davison has a genius I.Q. and has been laid by at least six different guys. – Forever, Judy Blume – guessed by Kristin
5. Barrabas came to us by sea, the child Clara wrote in her delicate calligraphy. Hint: magical realism about a family in Chile.
6. It was April, and outside in the dark the rain whipped against the windows of our tavern, making a sound like muffled drums. Hint: Revolutionary War novel aimed at young adults.
7. Miyax pushed back the hood of her sealskin parka and looked at the Arctic sun. – Julie of the Wolves, Jean Craighead George – guessed by Fyrefly
8. The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward the lagoon. – Lord of the Flies, William Golding – guessed by Kristin
9. When I saw the crowd gathering at the train station, I worried what President Roosevelt would think. Hint: WWII YA novel about a young girl’s relationship with an escaped German POW.
10. They murdered him. Hint: YA novel about a secret society in high school.