Feb 052018

Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two of a book that I’m reading or plan to read soon

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The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica by Laurie Gwen Shapiro

With his back against the sunset, a seventeen year old boy lingered on the docks along the Hudson River. By his calculations, it was a ten minute swim from where he stood to the ship.

The new high school gratuate waited, his soft grey eyes fixed on the City Of New York, moored and heavily guarded on the Hoboken piers. The sun went down at six forty-five, this day, August 24, 1928, but still he fought back his adrenaline. He wanted true darkness before carrying out his plan. At noon the next day, the ship would leave New York Harbor and sail nine thousand miles to the frozen continent of Antarctica, the last frontier on earth left to explore. He intended to be aboard.

Based on this intro, would you read more or pass on this book?

  30 Responses to “First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros”

  1. Sounds like an interesting adventure. Thanks for sharing.

  2. That sounds like it will be an epic adventure you can really picture him getting ready for what lies ahead.

  3. I just read thisnto my husband and he’s very interested. He loves true-adventure stories.

  4. This sounds fascinating. The stowaway seems a determined adventurer.

  5. This sounds fascinating. I’d definitely keep reading.

  6. Sounds like an interesting read.

  7. Ha, ha — I’m reading this *right now*! It’s so good.

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  9. It makes me think of an adventure! Happy Reading

  10. Antarctica – imagine stowing away on a ship bound there. Sounds like a great adventure, but cold. LOL

  11. The opening sets the stage for a grand adventure that I’d like to read more about.

  12. Well I’m intrigued! I love the cover too and this sounds really interesting.

  13. Sounds interesting, but something I would never want to do.

  14. Interesting!!

  15. I would love to visit Antarctica! That book is for me!

  16. Sounds like a great adventure.

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