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Every great author knows the first line of a book is the first opportunity to hook the reader, to draw you into a story and keep you turning pages. That first sentence is the first chance to capture your attention and keep you reading until 4 a.m. using the flashlight on your smartphone. In honor of all those great captivating first sentences, here are ten opening lines in teen books that grab your attention and hold on tight. Take a look at these beginnings - funny, sad, scary, and flowery – and judge for yourself. Intrigued? Want to keep reading? Check out the book and see where it takes you.