Teaser Tuesday 3/9 The Beautiful Between
Teaser Tuesdays (Hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading) is here again.
The Beautiful Between by Alyssa B. Sheinmel (May 2010)
First two lines "If you think of high school as a kingdom -- and I don't mean the regular kind of kingdom we have today, like England or Monaco, I mean those small ones in fairy tales that probably weren't kingdoms at all so much as they were nobledoms where the nobles considered themselves kings and granted themselves the right of prima nochte, that kind of thing -- if you think of my high school like one of those, then Jeremy Cole would be the crown prince. The crown prince who could choose from all the women in his father's domain -- and not only choose them, but have them parade in front of him at, say, a dance, trying to catch his eye, hoping to be chosen."
This lovely and memorable debut by Alyssa B. Sheinmel contains many of the hallmark themes found in young adult literature—friendship, coming of age, finding a place to belong, and overcoming the death of a loved one. Emotionally moving from start to finish, The Beautiful Between introduces a strong new voice to the genre, a voice with a long future ahead of it. (summary from Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Can't wait to read it -- sounds like a great book for a mother/daughter book club!
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- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
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