Here is the beginning of Lament by Maggie Stiefvater. I read the book a while ago but I am using it as an example for my sixth graders as we prepare Wordle book ads.
He didn't know how long he had been clinging there. Long enough for the bone-cold water to drive the feeling from his legs. Long enough for his fingers to tire of holding his head above water.Talk about dropping the reader right in the middle of the action. Who can read that and not continue to read to find out who he is and why he is in such a dangerous predicament.