The subtle hook – this appeals to your sense of curiosity. Who is she?
‘She started with the universe.’
Counting Stars – David Almond
The atmospheric hook – this is descriptive, and could evoke any variety of moods.
‘A cold, wet day in December. The worst kind of day for the backlands. The clouds were so low they seemed to trail their mists in the treetops and already, at half past three it was dark within the forest.’
‘Our classroom looked smashing. Lots of silver tinsel and crepe paper and lanterns.’
A Northern Childhood – George Layton
The funny hook – this is a tricky hook and only works if it appeals to your sense of humour.
‘When Bill Simpson woke up on Monday morning, he found he was a girl. He was standing, staring at himself in the mirror, quite baffled, when his mother swept in. ‘Why don’t you wear this pretty pink dress?’ she said.’