First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

The boy growled, dropped to all fours and took one end of the stick between his teeth.  The dog at the stick’s other end – a hefty Alsatian with long ears – bared its gums and slobbered.

Any ideas?

I’ve seen lots of good reviews about Scavengers and just recently spotted it on my local Waterstones shelves, so took it from their shelf to add to mine!

Goodreads synopsis:

Landfill has lived his whole life as a scavenger, running with wooflers, swimming with turtles and feasting on fresh gull. Old Babagoo has always looked after him, on one condition – follow his rules. Never come looking Outside. Never rise above the wall. But despite the dangers, Landfill longs to see Outside. And some rules are made to be broken.

4 thoughts on “

  1. Gosh this book really made me think about how we frame our world, you know Plato’s Allegory Of The Cave and that we make our interpretation of the world by our resources and stimulus and therefore it can be earthshatteringly different or even wrong to others yet feels right.

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