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"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."— John Green


Teaser Tuesday (70)

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 a few teaser sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • MAKE SURE NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (you don't want to give too much away and ruin the book for other readers)
Share the title and author too, so that other readers can add your book to their TBR list if they like your teaser!

Lola and the Boy Next Door 
Stephanie Perkins
September 29, 2011

     "I'll go with you---"
     "No. You won't."
     Cricket wants to argue. He wants to make sure I get home safely. But he knows if he comes with me, he'll cross a line that I don't want crossed. He'll lose me.
     So he says goodbye. And I say goodbye.
     And as the train pulls away, I feel like I've lost him again anyway.  (pg. 208)

LOVED IT! I think a teenie tiny bit more than Anna (I know right?!) I LOVE Lola's attitude, and that she understands that some of her actions are selfish. I love how the relationship conundrum is handled, and that it isn't all neat and perfect. Love is messy! Andy and Nathan (Lola's parents) are adorable; I like when parents in YA have a realistic role in their child's life. No one lives in a vacuum. And this book makes me want to visit San Francisco/Berkeley/The Castro so much even with only the glimpses of the city within it's pages. But the part that made me smile the most was glimpsing the continuing story of Anna and Etienne!  Great book to curl up with in bed and finish in one sitting!

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