Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Teaser Tuesday: The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West.

The Fill-In Boyfriend Sway –
HarperTeen

The more I thought of it, the more I realized that I rarely fought with anyone. I didn’t like fighting. I disagreed with people in my head a lot but rarely out loud.
— Chapter 20

“Are you okay?”
“Yes, I’m fine.”
“Did you know those two words make up the most-told lie in the English language?”
— Chapter 32



Low blood sugar levels coinciding with a serious lack of sweet fluff? Well, I can’t provide you with chocolate, but I can certainly offer a cute recommendation for your literary craving. Value-added insights on life and relationships with possible allergens of seemingly ignorant brat-girl and possibly supersaturated teenage angst.
I’m opening the supposedly lighter summer read season with this at times not quite so light story. I admire how the author manages to integrate several current topics into this plot that at the surface appears to simply deal with a girl’s road to self-discovery. This is an elegant all-in-one pleasant read that might surprise the casual reader with as few unexpected insights. I personally wouldn’t have minded as last minute fill-in myself if the substitution eventually proved himself to be such an improvement to the initial situation.

Are you a “disagree in my head” person or a “loudly disagree” person? And how often do we question if the “I’m fine” reply is actually the truth or simply what we want to be true to get on with things? I’m curious about your thoughts and teasers; let’s have them in the comments.

7 comments:

Beth F said...

Sounds like a fun summer read.

Sharons Book Nook! said...

Sounds fun. Enjoy your week.

The Candid Cover YA book blogger said...

I've been dying to read this book! Great teaser :)

Vicki said...

I can relate to both teasers! I could say the exact words from chapter 20, and even though I'm going through the hardest thing I've ever experienced, I always say "I'm fine" when someone asks how I'm doing.

Vicki said...

I can relate to both teasers! I could say the exact words from chapter 20, and even though I'm going through the hardest thing I've ever experienced, I always say "I'm fine" when someone asks how I'm doing.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm a "disagree in my head person" almost all the time. Seems like most things aren't worth fighting about! I enjoyed your Teaser. This seems like a cute story.
My Tuesday post features The Chair.

Wendy Lohr said...

I'll definitely have to check out this book. Sounds like I could identify with the main character really well! Thanks for sharing!

Here's my Teaser!

Wendy Lohr

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