How can I start a beginning paragraph for an essay on White Oleander?

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In an essay that is thesis related, you should always use an attention grabbing statement to open up with. In this case your thesis is about childhood trauma, so you might want to start with either an anecdotal story about yourself or someone else that dealt with such a trauma or you may want to look into some percentages or figures on childhood trauma in America and start with that. You also could open with a quote from another reference dealing with the topic and then expand from there. Good luck!

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