Friday, July 3, 2020

First Line Fridays: July 3rd

While browsing through some blogs today, I encountered this fun weekly post hosted by Hoarding Books.  And I thought to myself, why not? 

Here's a book that I recently read and absolutely loved: 


Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

First line:

"Our land is alive, Esperanza," said Papa, taking her small hand as they walked through the gentle slopes of the vineyard. 

Thoughts? Did it grab your attention? Let me know below.

Also, be sure to stop by Hoarding Books to check-out other first-liners.


  1. Great cover!

    Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog, I'm sharing the first couple of lines from Molly by Sarah Monzon: I'm currently on chapter 6, so I will share from there.
    "An eighty-hour work week -- that's all the hospital was allowed to work the interns and residents per the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. But when I'd gently reminded Dr. Feinburg of that fact after he'd assigned me to continue care for the patient admitted earlier, I'd been loudly and matter-of-factly put in my place."
    Hope you have a great weekend filled with family fun and relaxing reading time. 😀❤📚

  2. My first line this week is from an Appalachian Summer by Ann Gabhart:
    May 20, 1933
    Piper Danson’s cheeks hurt from smiling for what seemed like hours with no relief in sight.
    Excellent book as always from Ann.

  3. I read this with my students a couple years ago and OMG I loved it so much, even though I cried a lot too. I really loved Becoming Naomi Leon also.