First Lines Friday: 12th February

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below.

The rules:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (or your current read) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Please comment below or tag me in the post, so I can check it out!

Ella said, ‘Stop fighting,’ but nobody listened.

Read on to find out which book this extract is from…



Ella by Uri Geller


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Fourteen-year-old Ella Wallis is a typical unhappy teenager. Bullied at School misunderstood by her family, she just wants to be accepted. But Ella has something most teenagers don’t: Paranormal powers.

Ella doesn’t know how she moves things without touching them, or even that she is doing it, but she’s about to discover that this is only the beginning of her extraordinary gifts – gifts that can be used for good or evil…

I’ve never ever heard anyone talk about this book.  My copy was published in 1998 – is that why?  This book made such an impression on me, so why isn’t the world shouting from the rooftops about it?  Please do comment below if you’ve read it before!

If you want to try First Lines Fridays yourself, copy and paste the rules above and tag me/comment below, so I can take a look!

Happy reading!

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