Books, Teaser Tuesdays, YA

Teaser Tuesdays: Sway and Anatomy of a Misfit

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it 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!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

 

Sway by Kat Spears

Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release Date: September 16th, 2014
ISBN# 9781250051431
Page: 83

“Maybe you just need to work on your delivery,” I said thoughtfully. “You don’t exactly come across as the wise old prophet. Maybe more like a really, really angry Regis Philbin.”
Uch. Don’t even mention that schlemiel to me,” Mr. D said with disgust. “Why is he famous?”

 

 

 

Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes

Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Harper Childrens
Release Date: September 2nd, 2014
ISBN# 9780062313645
Page: 34

Our house kind of looks like a Pizza Hut, if you wanna know the truth. We used to have the best house ever, this farmhouse on the outskirts of town, with a barn and everything, but we got kicked off of it so they could build a Walmart. So, now it’s Suburbs City and a house where you might as well just drive up and order breadsticks.

Books, Children's Literature, Teaser Tuesdays, YA

Teaser Tuesdays: Banned and Challenged Edition!

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it 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!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

This week I have foregone my current reads in favor of sharing with everyone two of my favorite books that have, at one point or another, been challenged or banned from libraries in the United States. I’ve read and loved both of them. One as a child, and the other more recently as an adult. I hope you enjoy them enough to take some time and read these and other banned books this week!

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Hardcover, 230 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 1st, 2009
ISBN# 9780316013697
Page: 11

But I can’t blame my parents for our poverty because my mother and father are the twin suns around which I orbit and my world would EXPLODE without them.

And it’s not like my mother and father were born into wealth. It’s not like they gambled away their family fortunes. My parents came from poor people who came from poor people who came from poor people, all the way back to the very first poor people.

 

 
I read this next one in the fourth grade, and it became one of my two favorite books of that year.

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Hardcover, 146 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins and Barnes & Noble Newbery Library
Release Date: September 12th, 2008
ISBN# 9781435110953
Page: 54

Terabithia was their secret, which was a good thing, for how could Jess have ever explained it to an outsider. Just walking down the hill towards the woods made something warm and liquid steal through his body. The closer he came to the dry creek bed and the crab apple tree rope the more he could feel the beating of his heart. He grabbed the end of the rope and swung out toward the other bank with a kind of wild exhilaration and landed gently on his feet, taller and stronger and wiser in that mysterious land.

 

Books, Teaser Tuesdays, YA

Teaser Tuesdays: Nearly Gone and Take Me On

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it 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!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

 

Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano

Hardcover, 388 pages
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Release Date: March 25th, 2014
ISBN# 9780803739260
Page: 72

I wondered the same thing. Why had I come? I wasn’t close to Emily. And I didn’t owe her any favors. I should have minded my own business. Too late now.

 

 

 

 

Take Me On by Katie McGarry

Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: May 27th, 2014
ISBN# 9780373211180
Page: 226

My eyes shoot to hers and she steadily holds my gaze. She knows. Dear God, she knows.

 

Books, Teaser Tuesdays, YA

Teaser Tuesdays: Storm Siren and The Good Sister

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it 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!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

 

Storm Siren (Storm Siren, #1) by Mary Weber

Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins
Release Date: August 19th, 2014
ISBN# 9781401690342
Page: 195

“I step through the scraggly opening and out onto a rainwater-tipped field overlooking a vast, glittering valley.
Mother-of-kracken.
I stall.
The air is wet and cold and drippy and enchanted.
And it tastes of magic.”

 

 

This second teaser comes from an e-galley I received courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley. Thanks to them for allowing me to check it out early!

The Good Sister by Jamie Kain

Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: St. Martins Griffin
Release Date: October 7th, 2014
ISBN# 9781250047731
Page: 14 of the e-galley

“I found one of Sarah’s hairs in the sink this morning,” I say out of the blue, and Sin takes this news in stride.

For days now he’s been listening to me recount all the ways I can’t believe my sister is gone.