Friday, September 24, 2010

Book Beginnings: The Endless Forest

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

I'm currently reading the final installment in Sara Donati's Wilderness series and this is how it starts:

The Endless Forest: A Novel

Well now, look who's finally come round to call. Just yesterday I was wondering to Hannah if maybe you lost your way. But here you are, jumped right out my mind to stand in front of me.

These lines come from the first page of the book which is labeled "Prologue: A Word with Curiosity". This is a departure from the previous books as she's never used the first person POV or addressed the reader directly. But I like it, because this is the last book and Curiosity has been a reliable character, one who's always there, biding her time, chiming in with a wise word or a sharp rebuke to keep someone in their place. So it's comforting to start this way with her, an old friend; to know she's still around because she's getting very old, and to know that she's still got stories to tell.


  1. The sentence gives a lot away about the character of the person. She sounds spunky! Thanks for sharing.

  2. It's an unusual beginning and it does feel as though she's welcoming the reader back into her world.

  3. Such a good ending to this series!



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