Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

I've been anticipating this book for a while and my local bookstore had copies stocked on shelves two weeks early last Saturday. I nearly picked one up, but didn't because I opened it to a random page and saw two girls calling each other names for having sex. I was a little discouraged because of the kind of person I am. I know the novel is supposed to be tackling the issue of sex and that sort of stuff would logically happen at first (the excerpt was from the beginning of the book), but then I saw it got a five out of ten from my beloved Book Smugglers. My opinion matches up with theirs on books seven out of ten times and I'm not sure Shut Out will be one of the lucky three. I already had one of those this month. Decisions, decisions...

Shut OutShut Out
by Kody Keplinger
September 6, 2011
273 pages (hardcover)

Most high school sports teams have rivalries with other schools. At Hamilton High, it's a civil war: the football team versus the soccer team. And for her part, Lissa is sick of it. Her quarterback boyfriend, Randy, is always ditching her to go pick a fight with the soccer team or to prank their locker room. And on three separate occasions Randy's car has been egged while he and Lissa were inside, making out. She is done competing with a bunch of sweaty boys for her own boyfriend's attention.

Lissa decides to end the rivalry once and for all: she and the other players' girlfriends go on a hookup strike. The boys won't get any action from them until the football and soccer teams make peace. What they don't count on is a new sort of rivalry: an impossible girls-against-boys showdown that hinges on who will cave to their libidos first. And Lissa never sees her own sexual tension with the leader of the boys, Cash Sterling, coming.

Inspired by Aristophanes' play Lysistrata, critically acclaimed author of The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) Kody Keplinger adds her own trademark humor in this fresh take on modern teenage romance, rivalry and sexuality.

1 comment:

  1. Hopefully giving this book a second chance will be worth it, and maybe you'll like it better than at first glance! If not, no big deal-- we all have our personal preferences and that's cool :)

    You can see what I'm waiting on this week at the link below :) Also, if you're looking for a giveaway to enter or a giveaway hop to participate in, I have both going on right now!

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

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