The Glass Castle

Author: Jeannette Walls

Rating: ****

First Sentence:
"I was sitting in a taxi, wondering if I had overdressed for the evening, when I looked out the window and saw Mom rooting through a Dumpster."

Hooked or Not Hooked:
Definitely Hooked

My two cents:
Where is the character going? Why is she in a taxi? Why is she worried about being overdressed? What is mom doing? Brilliant opening lines create suspense. Job well done