Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Teaser Tuesday - Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell

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

Back in August, Book Smugglers hosted YA Appreciation month, and as part of that I posted a bit about my Young Adult reads at that time. I also asked for recommendations of both YAs with a historical setting, and YA books by Australian authors. One of the books that was recommended was Everything Beautiful by Australian author Simmone Howell and this week's teaser comes from page 11:

All year I'd been hurtling towards catastrophe. There was the thing with the bucket bong my almost failing mid-terms, my schizo MO - hugging Dad one day, railing at him the next - but the tipping point was when a group of us broke into the local pool for a spot of night-swimming.
So far it's been an interesting read, although there have been a couple of times when I have been pulled out of the story a little bit by either one of the things that happens or the terminology used. For example, at one point the main character talks about her 'mules'. I am getting on a bit age wise now, but I don't think that mules is a term that young people here in Australia would use for shoes. I certainly don't!

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  1. Creativefishi from twitterNovember 17, 2009 9:19 p.m.

    Thanks Marg, My Teaser is from author Marika Cobbold. title: aphordite's workshop for reluctant lovers p. 5:
    ...it occurred to me that my mother's unshakeable belief in enduring love might be due to my father having had the good sense to die young.

  2. Very interesting teaser! Sounds like a good read.

  3. makes me glad I'm not a teenager! fun teaser. my teaser is here and I have a little something for you today.

  4. Nice teaser! Sounds like an interesting read. And I agree about the "mules" - my mother might have called them that, but kids today probably wouldn't get it. My teaser has a little night swimming in it, too!

  5. Interesting teaser. I am glad you explained what "mules" were I am older and I had no idea. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2009/11/joy-teaser-tuesdays.html

  6. YA and Australian author, excellent teaser and I can't wait to read your review! hmm mules, I'm in my 40's and have kids in their late teens and 'mules' isn't in our vocab LOL



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