The Touchdown at the End of the World, a YA novel
Except for the fact that his father is a CIA agent running a literary magazine in London, Harry is having a pretty ordinary senior year. But when he meets Aurora, a Cherokee girl whose extended family has settled down in England, things get a little weirder…
Ok well your hook stops there.
Anyway, not that it’s symbolic or anything, it’s important to note that this all begins on the Fourth of July. That is, while I do hold an American passport, I live in London and for me, on this particular Tuesday, I had to work. Of course, I like to think that I would’ve met Aurora no matter what, but at the risk of being melodramatic, it’s doubtful. This is one of those nights that change the course of your life forever and if I’d been off somewhere else, at a party or in the country, everything would have been a lot simpler. Eventually, I would’ve returned to America, bound for Harvard, and my march towards mediocrity would have continued uninterrupted. But then, because of a single wrong turn down a wrong hall, my life became, well… different. Not exactly strange or weird but at the very least, a lot more interesting than it otherwise would have been. And certainly not what my father, that master spy, would have wanted. But at the very least, a story worth telling (if not at such a ponderous length…)
I don't think they have senior year in the UK. I think it's called form, and senior year is fifth form.
However, nit picking aside...you know by know this isn't a hook.
I"m sure you can probably figure out what needs to be changed if you've been reading the other entries. If you haven't...well, now you have a reason to do so.