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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 (47)

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!
by Arlaina Tibensky
Publication Date: July 26, 2011
         I once watched a collector kill a monarch butterfly on a nature show by putting it under a glass dome with a piece of cotton soaked in gasoline.  The insect's wings flapped less and less until they were perfectly still.
        Suffoction is a cruel way to go.
        I can't breathe under my bell jar either.
(Pg. 1)

I got this book last year at NCTE.  I got to chat a little with Arlaina, and she signed my copy (she's a HUGE Battlestar Galactica fan, by the way).  Unfortunately, I never got a chance to read it.  However, the other day I was scanning my bookshelves for something to read, and remembered that fact.  Thus, I am reading it now, and I'm loving it!  It has a stream-of-consciousness feel to it that I really like.  The writing is a beautiful blend of typical teen and soaring literature, coming together to create a unique voice in Keek, the main character.  Really great, especially for Sylvia Plath fans, as Keek compares her life to The Bell Jar.  I really recommend it!


  1. Very intriguing! My teaser comes from Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo.

  2. Great teaser. I recently got The Bell Jar and need to get to that one

  3. Wow, that sounds lovely and an interesting combination, teen with soaring lit! I will have to check it out. My teaser is here: http://lostinsidethecovers.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/teaser-tuesdays-july-17th/

  4. Interesting teaser.


  5. Sounds intriguing - added to my TBR.

    Thanks for sharing!

    My TT


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