One Liners: J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan

February 2, 2015 One Liners 2

One Liners is a weekly feature where we look at a novel’s first line as if it were a pick up line. We’ve all heard the saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” The first line in a book is equally important as the last since it sets the tone and often will either make an impression or not. Let’s face it, it’s a little like dating. Will that guy with the cheesy pick up line score a number or not? So, I began to think…if the first line in a book was a pick up line, would you give it your number, agree to a date, let it buy you a drink, or do you walk away?

Today’s book is J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan and I’m reading to see why this child has never grown up (of course I know all about Peter and the Lost Boys!)


Without reading the synopsis or anything else, what’s the verdict? Are you intrigued or walk away? Maybe flirt a little to see where it goes?

2 Responses to “One Liners: J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan”

  1. Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity

    This is actually one of my favourite first lines of all time! I love how indicative it is of the story that follows. Everyone knows that Peter Pan is the boy that never grew up, and I think it’s awesome that Barrie got that across from sentence #1! I really need to get around to reading this book, actually.
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