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Chobham Academy Book Group
40 Cheering lane, London
Group status: We are now all reading our way through the shortlist.



We are a mixed group of Year 7 & 8 pupils.



Which book has the best first line?

 
Title: His Dark Materials: Book 1 Northern Lights
Author: Philip Pullman
Winning Year: 1995

When Lyra's friend Roger disappears, she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are determined to find him. The ensuing quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North, where armoured bears rule the ice, witch-queens fly through the frozen skies and a team of