Friday, January 21, 2011

Book Beginning: Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages 

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.

This week my book beginning is from Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann. This is a mystery about kids disappearing from a small town in Montana told by an OCD high school senior named Kendall. She is upset when 9th grade Tiffany disappears at the end of the school year. There are only 24 students in the one-room high school she attends. Tiffany's loss throws Kendall. She spends the summer on the tractor coming up with more and more scenarios to explain her disappearance. But she is even more upset when her best friend Nico disappears the next Fall. Strange things are happening in the town of Cryer's Cross.

My sentence:
Everything changes when Tiffany Quinn disappears.
After this simple beginning, the mystery ratchets up in a hurry. It is fascinating to see through the eyes of someone with OCD who has to have her routines and who routinely counts things.  

I am reading the eARC that I got as a part of Simon & Schuster's Galley Grab program. The book will be published on February 8, 2011. 


  1. Ah, I've been really drawn to this story since I first noticed it around. Great opener!

    Here's mine:

  2. that looks terrific! I've added it to my list!!

  3. That beginning takes you right to the heart of the story, doesn't it?

    Here's mine from my latest (non-fiction) read:

  4. It's a first sentence that definitely draws you in right away, isn't it? From the description of the book as well, it sounds like it is a good one.


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