Favorite First Lines

What is your favorite first line from any of the Nutmeg books? It can be the first line of the book or a first line of a chapter.

Emako Blue

" The parking lot at the church was full."

The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch
"I lived in this house as a child," said the Spook, "and I saw things that would your big toes curl, but I was the only one who could, and my dad used to beat me for telling lies."

The Lightning Theif
" It's not like i wanted to be a half-blood"

Down the Rabbit Hole
"Ingrid Levin-Hill, three weeks past her thirteenth birthday, sat in her orthodontist's waiting room."