I don't think we can be reminded too many times about the importance of the first pages of our books.
At a school yesterday, I was reading some papers by 4th graders entitled: The Best Book I Read This Summer.
One of the students wrote:
I liked this book because it is one of those books that is good from the start.
And now y'all are going to be totally irritated with me when I tell you that I can't remember what book this was written about.