The Monday Poll: Alarming First Lines in YA Lit

monday_pollGood morning, Hub readers!

In celebration of Teen Tech Week, last week’s poll asked you to choose your favorite YA lit title featuring current technology. 45% of you voted for TTYL by Lauren Myracle, and 19% of you voted for The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted!

This week, we want you to tell us which first line from YA lit has you on edge– which one grabs you and makes you feel absolutely compelled to read on? Choose from the options below, or suggest another title in the comments!

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Allison Tran

Past Member Manager for YALSA's The Hub. Passionate about information literacy, social media, and connecting readers with books they'll love.

4 thoughts on “The Monday Poll: Alarming First Lines in YA Lit”

  1. I think the opening to Shaun David Hutchinson’s The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley is pretty alarming: “The boy is on fire.”

  2. I’d like to nominate:

    “The best day of my life happened when I was 5 and almost died at Disney World”

    from Going Bovine, by Libba Bray

  3. These are great lines and for a fun one…..
    “The early summer sky was the colour of cat vomit” from Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

  4. My favorite opener is “How did you die?” That’s from Devil’s Intern by Donna Hosie. Sets the mood for hell perfectly.

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