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Guess the book by its first paragraph game (YA)
« on: June 29, 2012, 11:39 AM »
This is a little game I once played on GR and thought of bringing it to PTS so we could play it here as well.

It works like this: someone posts the first paragraph of the story of a book (preface included), and then we have to guess the book (and author) that quote belongs.

After someone guesses right, s/he will post their own challenge, i.e., another first paragraph for the rest of us to guess.

Here a few little rules to keep things neat:

1 – only YA books (it’s a rather vast genre, and it may include “mature YA”, thrillers and such, but no explicit scenes, please)

2 – the quote must be in English

3 – you must only post quotes of real books already published.
That means: no anthologies, no short stories, no special POV’s, no fanfics, and, definitely, no excerpts of books that haven’t been released yet.

4 – if passed one week, no one guessed the book, the quote will be replaced by another paragraph so the game can be continued.


That’s it!
Let's start the fun! :)


« Last Edit: July 18, 2012, 06:05 AM by FireWings »
 

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Re: Guess the book by its first paragraph game (YA)
« Reply #181 on: March 07, 2014, 11:26 AM »
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Title: Reboot
Author: Tintera

It's been 2 days since iamcalypso logged in, but your guess is correct, quietgirlwiththebook. :) It's Reboot by Amy Tintera, indeed.
Go ahead, it's your turn! ;)
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Re: Guess the book by its first paragraph game (YA)
« Reply #182 on: March 08, 2014, 08:33 PM »
Only three more hours until my curfew. Three long hours of biting my tongue and pretending I wanted to be on the boat when, really, I wanted to be anywhere but here. 

Do you notice how you only focus on that one star? I think it's because it shines with all its might, even on its last night.
 

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« Reply #183 on: March 08, 2014, 10:14 PM »
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Only three more hours until my curfew. Three long hours of biting my tongue and pretending I wanted to be on the boat when, really, I wanted to be anywhere but here.
Breathless by Cole Gibsen
 

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Re: Guess the book by its first paragraph game (YA)
« Reply #184 on: March 11, 2014, 08:00 PM »
yup  :-* your turn

Do you notice how you only focus on that one star? I think it's because it shines with all its might, even on its last night.
 

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Re: Guess the book by its first paragraph game (YA)
« Reply #185 on: March 11, 2014, 10:51 PM »
“Rachel, what are you doing with that toilet brush?” Mom calls as she comes out of the house with a mountain of paper towels in her arms.
 

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Re: Guess the book by its first paragraph game (YA)
« Reply #186 on: March 12, 2014, 08:03 AM »
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“Rachel, what are you doing with that toilet brush?” Mom calls as she comes out of the house with a mountain of paper towels in her arms.

The Dirt Diary by Anna Staniszewski?


Kelsey Nicole <3
 

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« Reply #187 on: March 12, 2014, 08:09 AM »
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The Dirt Diary by Anna Staniszewski?
correct your turn
 

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Re: Guess the book by its first paragraph game (YA)
« Reply #188 on: March 12, 2014, 08:20 AM »
I was standing in the corner. I didn’t want to be there, I hadn’t wanted to be there for a while and I was considering making a move not to be there anymore when he walked in.


Kelsey Nicole <3
 

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Re: Guess the book by its first paragraph game (YA)
« Reply #189 on: March 17, 2014, 06:58 PM »
don't recognize that   8) is it the first paragraph?

Do you notice how you only focus on that one star? I think it's because it shines with all its might, even on its last night.
 

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Re: Guess the book by its first paragraph game (YA)
« Reply #190 on: March 17, 2014, 07:59 PM »
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don't recognize that   8) is it the first paragraph?

Me neither. Google told me it doesn't know either. :P
 

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« Reply #191 on: March 18, 2014, 05:04 PM »
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Me neither. Google told me it doesn't know either. :P
:D :D :D haha , cheater cheater pumpkin eater !

Do you notice how you only focus on that one star? I think it's because it shines with all its might, even on its last night.
 

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« Reply #192 on: March 18, 2014, 06:04 PM »
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I was standing in the corner. I didn’t want to be there, I hadn’t wanted to be there for a while and I was considering making a move not to be there anymore when he walked in.

it reminds me of something but don't remember exactly what
 

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« Reply #193 on: March 21, 2014, 06:05 AM »
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it reminds me of something but don't remember exactly what
think harder  >:D
 

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Re: Guess the book by its first paragraph game (YA)
« Reply #194 on: March 29, 2014, 10:42 AM »
One week passed and no one guessed it.
Someone can continue the game by putting a new paragraph here for us to guess.
 

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Re: Guess the book by its first paragraph game (YA)
« Reply #195 on: April 02, 2014, 07:40 PM »
"'The time has come for you to uphold the honorable name of Jameson. I have enrolled you in The Royal Academy for the last two years of your education and from there, you should get a commission in the Space Corps with ease. I fully expect you'll be commanding your own ship by the time you're twenty.' The words filled my heart to bursting, excitement bubbling up inside me like the fizz in a carbo drink from Earth-that-was."

Do you notice how you only focus on that one star? I think it's because it shines with all its might, even on its last night.
 

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Re: Guess the book by its first paragraph game (YA)
« Reply #196 on: April 04, 2014, 02:17 AM »
The Academy By Emmaline Andrews
 

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« Reply #197 on: April 04, 2014, 07:26 PM »
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The Academy By Emmaline Andrews
Correct!!  :)
your turn  :-*

Do you notice how you only focus on that one star? I think it's because it shines with all its might, even on its last night.
 

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Re: Guess the book by its first paragraph game (YA)
« Reply #198 on: April 05, 2014, 12:50 AM »
I saw her before she saw me. It was better that way. I watched her looking for me, craning her neck to see over the crowd. Trying to match the faces in front of her against my profile picture. That was all she had to go on. No bigger than a passport photo and you couldn’t even see my face properly. Half-turned away from the camera, fringe flopping down over my eyes. It was one of the only photos of me I didn’t hate. She must have liked it too, I guess.
 

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Re: Guess the book by its first paragraph game (YA)
« Reply #199 on: April 09, 2014, 08:16 PM »
 A Kiss in the Dark by Cat Clarke?

Do you notice how you only focus on that one star? I think it's because it shines with all its might, even on its last night.
 

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« Reply #200 on: April 10, 2014, 12:03 AM »
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A Kiss in the Dark by Cat Clarke?
Correct  :-*
 

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