Hooking the Reader What is the narrative perspective? How do these openings grab the readers’ attention? 1. ‘The beginning is simple to mark.’ (Enduring Love Ian McEwan) 2. ‘On the day her life changed forever, Sky woke early.’ (Throwaways, Ian Strachan) 3. ‘I found him in the garage on a Sunday afternoon.’ (Skellig, David Almond) 4. ‘Maybe we all want to burn off across the horizon, into space, perhaps, to take off into some unknown territory and meet ourselves out there.’ (Dear Nobody, Berlie Doherty) Now, look at your opening line, can it be improved? Have you hooked your reader?