I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction books recently, like Ripley’s and other fact books, so it’s hard to find a powerful sentence. But, for now I might just go back to Diary of a Wimpy Kid to find some “powerful” sentences.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last straw – Page 2
“Even my little brother Manny couldn’t stick with his new years resolution. This morning he told everyone that he’s a ‘big boy’, and he’s giving up his pacifier [dummy] for good. Then he threw his favorite binkie [slang for pacifier] in the bin.
Well, THAT years resolution didn’t even last a whole MINUTE.”
That last sentence stayed in my head for a while. I remembered how powerful the explanation of how he couldn’t keep his new years resolution was. His other family couldn’t keep their resolutions, but I think this was the most powerful sentence of them all.