First Lines Fridays is a weekly meme for book lovers hosted by Emma @ 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!
I was born into a world that had forbidden my existence.
The simple fact of me, had any of the authorities known, would have been enough to end my life before it had even begun.
Still, I came. Small, and half-starved, yet determined to be alive, on one of the coldest nights in one of the darkest places in human history. Not knowing or understanding that my struggle was only just beginning.
The women who helped me bowed their shaved heads and cried the tears I could not as they huddled together with their slight frames to offer me protection.
I barely made a sound, my underdeveloped lungs unable to allow me to cry. It would make my life hard, a price I would pay for all my years, but it is why I survived.
You see, there were children born in Auschwitz.
And I was one of them.
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Would the opening lines make you want to read the book without knowing anything else about it? It definitely served to make me wonder why I haven’t gotten around to reading this yet! I’m going to kick it up to the top of my TBR, and read it soon—I’m not going to be able to stop thinking about those opening lines until I do!