First Chapter First Paragraph: The Apple Tart of Hope

Hi Everyone,

This is my first time trying First Chapter First Paragraph Intros. This weekly link-up is hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. If you would like to join, just share the first paragraph or a few paragraphs from the first chapter of the book that you’re currently reading or that you’re planning on reading. Today’s pick is The Apple Tart of Hope by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald.


The First Three Paragraphs of Chapter 1:

They had to have an ambulance outside in case someone fainted.Men with green armbands directed traffic.Someone had written “FULL” in red on a sign and hung it on the entrance to the car park. Neighbors opened their gates.

Inside, big strips of paper had been taped to the first four rows of seats  on which another sign read, “RESERVED FOR 3R” because only the people in his class were allowed to site there.

Everyone looked dazed. It was the Day of Prayer for Oscar Dunleavy, who was missing, presumed dead—and no one ever gets used to that.

Summary from Goodreads:

Oscar Dunleavy, who used to make the world’s most perfect apple tarts, is missing, presumed dead. No-one seems too surprised, except for Meg, his best friend, and his little brother Stevie. Surrounded by grief and confusion, Meg and Stevie are determined to find out what happened to Oscar, and together they learn about loyalty and friendship and the power of never giving up hope.

What does everyone think? Would you keep reading this book?


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