First lines quiz #12 – Banned Books Edition


~ 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.

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8 Responses to First lines quiz #12 – Banned Books Edition

  1. raidergirl3 says:

    Is #8 Island of the Blue Dolphins?
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  2. Kristin says:

    I love this theme!

    1. I Know When the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
    2. James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl
    3. The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton
    4. Forever – Judy Blume
    8. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
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  3. Kathy says:

    I came too late – the only ones I knew were #3 and #8.
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    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Kathy – that’s okay – there will be more next week! Or check back in a few minutes – I’ll be adding hints soon.

  4. Fyrefly says:

    #7 is Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George, isn’t it? Or am I totally off base?
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