Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

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!

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen.

Saint Anything – Viking

As I spoke, I realized I’d held these words in for so long and so tightly that I felt the space they left empty once released. It was vast enough that I could think of nothing to follow them.
— Chapter 5

“Not everything. Just candy, French fries, and love.” She smiled at me. “All the important stuff.”
— Chapter 6

Readers, this book made me crave pizza. And not in a fleeting way but in the sense of I can almost feel the cheesy goodness and I want it now! And after I’ve said this I can safely say that this is shaping up to be my favourite Sarah Dessen book yet. Even though I don’t have a delinquent older brother and didn’t go to an entitled high school it is so easy to understand Sydney and empathise with her. Parents in YA literature often disappear or do crappy at their job, but here you can tell that they are just as overwhelmed by the situation and trying to hold on and hold everything together as best as they can ... even though the ship has already met the iceberg.
I also like that the first focus is not on a romance aspect but rather on a friendship. Layla is basically the perfect friend a girl could wish for and I’m just so curious to read what her brother is up to ... and if that feeling about the creepy guy is valid. Rule of thumb: If your gut reaction tells you that a guy is fishy, chances are that your gut is right. The human race would not have survived this long if our instincts weren’t somehow reliable ... given that you’re not an anxious person who suspects the trees might be plotting against them.

We’re entering the run up to the end of the year (cue mild panic), how are your goals and challenges tallying up? Despite the fact that I thought I wouldn’t be able to read as many recordable books this year that one is looking nicely. Share statistics (if you like) and teasers in the comments!


Beth F said...

I can't believe I haven't read this one yet! I was lucky enough to get a signed copy this past summer. So glad you're enjoying it.

Nikki (www.bookpunks.com) said...

Laughing about the pizza cravings this book gave you. JK Rowling's food in Harry Potter always makes me really, really hungry.

My teaser post is here: http://www.bookpunks.com/begins-smoke-gets-eyes-caitlin-doughty/

My year's reading is going pretty well so far. I have read so many amazing books this year, it was really hard to pick out a favorites list that wasn't 50 books long. I think I'm at 166 books read so far this year, which is more than I have ever read in a year. I kind of can't believe it's possible. I dropped out of some of my challenges--I was doing an alphabet challenge that got really annoying toward the end, and now I am just trying to finish up my review pile before the calendar turns...

The Candid Cover YA book blogger said...

I know exactly what you mean! This book had me needing pizza in such an immediate way. I hope that you enjoy this book as much as I did!

my teaser: http://candidcover.net/2015/12/15/teaser-tuesdays-34-the-love-that-split-the-world-by-emily-henry/

Ms. M. said...

I read a book recently that took place over Thanksgiving complete with a stuffing bake-off. Talk about hungry! Here's my link for today: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-14R

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This sounds like a fascinating book. I like stories that realistically portray family relationships, and this sounds like one I'd enjoy.
My Tuesday post features THE JOURNEY BACK.

Kathy Martin said...

I still haven't ever read anything by this author. She's popular in my high school media center though. My YA teaser this week comes from The Lost Stories by John Flanagan. Happy reading!

Books by Proxy said...

That first one is a winner for me! Very nice teasers :D

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