Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

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!

Shut Out by Kody Keplinger.

Shut Out – Poppy

“I'm serious. They’ll call me a pussy.”
“And if you help them, I’ll call you a dick. So no matter what you do, you’re going to be some form of genitalia.”
— Chapter 2

Chloe didn’t have all the answers, either. I knew that now. But she had known something all along that I hadn’t: that being ashamed of what you want or how you feel is pointless, and letting anyone else make you feel ashamed is a waste. We all wanted different things, and that was okay.
— Chapter 32

I have no idea what it’s like to date a football player ... or a soccer player for that matter. At least not a professional one with a team feud and everything. But that’s beside the point. The point is that this book is cleverly funny and entertainingly adorable. It also helps if you like Greek comedies, but that’s optional. I especially like that the book is so open about girls and their talks and experiences of physical intimacy. I am aware that this might repel readers, but I think it’s important to depict in books because the topic is a reality at that age for many girls. No, it’s not an instrument to get what you want, from neither side. And I think this book is a humorous approach to show exactly that. Among other things.

Next I’m in the mood for some seasonal reading, I think. For the past two years I’ve re-read Dash & Lilly’s Book of Dares in the run up to the holidays. Do you have any re-reading traditions? Share suggestions and teasers in the comments.


Verushka said...

I just laughed out loud at the first one, read it out to my sister and now we're both cracking up lol

here's mine: http://editingeverything.com/bookish-thoughts-2/teaser-tuesday-mortal-gods/

Unknown said...

Oh, gosh! That first teaser actually made me laugh. I think it's definitely important to depict these intimate conversations we have as girls, but so many authors shy away from it. I don't know if they think it takes away from the book or that male readers would be made uncomfortable?? I've seen this one around a lot, though. I'll have to look into it. Thanks for sharing!

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Love Africa Book Club said...

I love the mix of humour and seriousness in the teasers.
Here's My Teaser

Unknown said...

LOL Can't win either way!
Thanks for sharing this. It sounds fun:)
Here's my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/12/16/teaser-tuesdays-92-dependent/

sherry fundin said...

I love the first quote. Cracked me up.
sherry @ fundinmental My TT ~ Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs

Tea said...

I've never heard of anyone called by their genitalia. Have you? Enjoy! Happy Holidays.

Tea said...

It just came to me. I have heard the p word used on people. Had forgotten.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The first Teaser is clever; the second one is insightful. This sounds like a book I'd enjoy.
My Tuesday post features FAT CHANCE.

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