First Line Fridays #2

The First Line:

“My first day in Berlin was what my Saba would have called a balloon day.”

 

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 Book

The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke34448522

The Synopsis:

When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she’s caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets members of an underground guild in East Berlin who use balloons and magic to help people escape over the Wall—but even to the balloon makers, Ellie’s time travel is a mystery. When it becomes clear that someone is using dark magic to change history, Ellie must risk everything—including her only way home—to stop the process.

Goodreads

*The quote used was gotten from an uncorrected proof and is subject to change in the final product*

{The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke will be published by Albert Whitman Company on September 1, 2017}

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