3. A Question
4. A Thought or Feeling
5. An Interesting Character
6. An Unusual Setting
7. A Sound Effect
Now that we have that all settled, below are the beginnings of some books I found. Can you figure out which "bait" the authors used (sometimes more than one) to hook their readers? You can write your answers in the comments.
1. I am afraid. Someone is coming. That is, I think someone is coming, and I pray that I am wrong.
~Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien Hook: ______________
2. In the last days of Narnia, far up the west beyond Lantern Waste and close beside the great waterfall, there lived an Ape. He was so old that no one could remember when he had first come to live in those parts, and he was the cleverest, ugliest, most wrinkled Ape you can imagine.
~The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis Hook:_____________
3. It happened so quickly, so unexpectedly, that Little Jon’s cry was almost instantly cut short as the blackness closed over him. No one knew the hole was there. It hadn’t been there the day before, and in the twilight no one noticed it.
~The Forgotten Door by Alexander Key Hook:____________
4. “Cluck, cluck, cluck!” TJ Stenson glanced toward the source of the chicken imitation and quickly looked away. He wished the after-school activities bus would hurry. Why was it always late on the days when Craig Ackerley decided to hassle him? “Cluck, cluck, cluck, CLUCK. Cluck CLUCK!” TJ ignored him.
~Night of Fear by Peg Kehret Hook: __________________
5. When twelve-year-old Andrea Carter brought her golden palomino mare to a skidding halt near her favorite fishing spot, she expected to find a bubbling, splashing creek full of trout just waiting to be snatched up for supper. Instead, she found a dead man.
~Andrea Carter and the Family Secret by Susan K. Marlow
6. “Little Man, would you come on? You keep it up and you’re gonna make us late.” My youngest brother paid no attention to me.
~Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
7. Way cool! Me, Dakota Anderson, humming down the road beside my dad in his brand-new red Ferrari! I sank into the leather seat, breathing in the new car smell and squinting against the sun’s rays shooting off the hood.
~Out at Home by Jeannie St. John Taylor Hook: _____________
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