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“What makes a good beginning to a book?” He asked puzzled.

“The hook, where you learn of the journey the character must embark on”

“The depth of the imagery”

All great answers I thought in my head.

But it wasn’t quite right.

At least not for me.

How do I know this is going to be a great novel?

I open the book and read my favorite part first..

The dedication page.

It’s where the truth behind the author lies.

“To all we’ve lost and all we’ve gained”

“With all my love, for him”

See it’s in the dedication page..

The raw emotion

Or lack there of.

The soul of the author.

That’s my favorite part.

That’s what hooks me in the beginning.