Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
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!

Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu.

Life by Committee –
Katherine Tegen Books

But we don’t share that special history of hot chocolate stands, snowball fights, pig Latin conversations, chocolate chip cookie baking competitions.
That said, she has also never told me I am going in the wrong direction as a person, so she wins.
— Chapter 2

I love her for it. For the words she chooses and the secret way she whispers them into my ear. But she’s looking at me like she gets me, and there’s nothing lonelier than the fact that she doesn’t.
— Chapter 6

By now, everyone on the Internet has heard of someone who fell victim to it in some way. Or they have heard the warnings to consider what they share and so on. But (there’s always a but) then there are people who think those rules don’t apply to them, who think they’ll be careful, that the place they’re frequenting is safe ... only to find out that that’s definitely not the case. At least I suspect that the main character of this book will discover this in her not too distant future. I don’t know if I would have been similarly na├»ve when I was sixteen. I’d like to think not. At the moment the set-up feels very much like it’s rearing up to be a cautionary tale in terms of Internet safety ... to be perfectly honest I’m not too much invested in Tabitha’s fate as I think she’s got it coming for her. Yes, I pitied her at the beginning for losing friends over a non-issue, but then things went downhill rather quickly. Might have a happy-end, might not ... both would be fine and fit the purpose.

How do you feel about books that have a very vocal moral as their base? Share your thoughts and teasers in the comments.


Vonnie said...

Huh...being cautious in what?


Love Africa Book Club said...

That second teaser got me. Here's mine

Unknown said...

I'm with Love bites. That second teaser makes me wonder what she doesn't get.
Here is mine from the Apex Predator series - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/09/02/teaser-tuesdays-79-an-apex-predator-novel-shark-station-nyet-by-carolyn-mccray/

Anonymous said...

Great teaser. Sounds like a good read. Here is my TT http://cynthiastacey.com/2014/09/02/teaser-tuesday-july-29-2/

The Bibliophilism said...

it looks like a sweet reading :) i love the teaser.
hope you have a great week!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I don't mind reading books with a "moral," but I don't like being preached to!
My Tuesday post features The Gods of Second Chances.

Juli Rahel said...

Sometimes a strong moral is so incredibly overpowering that I just want to shout at the book to please not treat me like an idiot. It's a shame you're not too invested in the main character, but I quite like the author's style of writing! I hope the end of the book is better than what you've read so far! Thanks for sharing :) hope you have a great week!
My Tuesday post
Juli @ Universe in Words

Cleopatra Loves Books said...

Good teasers and an interesting sounding book but it's a shame you don't feel too much empathy for the protagonist.

Here is my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/09/02/teaser-tuesday-september-2/

Kristin said...

I don't mind books that explore an issue and use a moral, as long as it's not overly "preachy". I'm curious about this book--I read "OCD Love Story" by this author and liked it, so I might hunt this one up too!

My teaser:

Unknown said...

Clearly it’s about someone with an infatuation; those reads can be addicting :)

Sparrow's TT

Unknown said...

I've been looking forward to reading this book for a while! I hope you're enjoying it!! Thanks for sharing!
My Teaser.

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