Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Abducted by Teaser Tuesday 2.22.11
It is time for another installment of a Teaser Tuesdays!!! hosted by MizB at SHOULD BE READING. Last week I finished listening to Dash and Lily's Book of Dares which is the third collaboration of Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. So this week I am having my own Cohn/Levithan marathon. I figured it was time to read a book by each individual author so I am currently reading Boy Meets Boy by Levithan and then I will read You Know Where to Find Me by Cohn. However, after Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2006) but before Dash and Lily's Book of Dares (2010), Cohn and Levithan also released the project Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List (2007) and that is the book I'm going to finish off the week reading so I'm going to tease you with it now....
alright, here we go, selecting a random page...
Okay I found this passage on page 181 and it kind of made me laugh, so here is it...
Before you can say "Where have all the cowboys gone?" Ely's onstage.
"Because my friend Naomi has all five seasons of Dawson's Creek, I think I know this one cold," he says. Then, warming into it, he adds, "This one is for Pacey, for being the Jughead. And Jen, who never got the respect she deserved. And Bruce."
("Was Bruce the gay one?" the girl next to me asks her staple-pierced boyfriend.
"No, that was Jack," the punk replies. "Andie's brother."
"Oh! I loved Andie!" the girl screams.)
Now of course, having not read the book yet, I have no idea what this has to do with the rest of the novel, I just thought it was funny to have them discussing Dawson's Creek because well, I'm slightly embarrassed to admit it, but I freaking LOVED that show!
For those of you still interested here is the discription that I got off Amazon
A witty and highly entertaining exploration of love, friendship, and misunderstanding. Like Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (Knopf, 2006), the story is told from alternating points of view and is about teens living in Manhattan.
Gorgeous Naomi and her best friend, the equally gorgeous and gay Ely, have been neighbors and soul mates since childhood, and in order to protect their relationship, they have created a list of people who are absolutely off limits for kissing. The list is meant to be "insurance against a Naomi and Ely breakup," but when Ely kisses Naomi's boyfriend Bruce the Second, it sets off a chain of events that causes a major rift in their longstanding relationship.
As the story progresses, Naomi comes to realize that the true reason she is so upset with Ely is not so much that he is romantically involved with her former boyfriend as it is that she has finally acknowledged that things are never going to turn out the way she has envisioned them. Major and minor characters begin new relationships and redefine old ones.
The themes of sexual exploration and sexual identity, as well as strong language, which is entirely appropriate for the characters and setting, make this a book for older teens, who will love the oh-so-hip music and pop-culture references. They will also love the main characters, who are smart and sophisticated college freshmen, but also very fallible, and will empathize with their confusion as they attempt to sort out their relationships and themselves.—Kathleen E. Gruver, Burlington County Library, Westampton, NJ
My plan is to finish Boy Meets Boy, You Know Where to Find Me, and Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List this week and have a post out on Friday that will also include my review of Dash and Lily's Book of Dares. However, I do have to work on Friday and Saturday so we will just have to see.
Anyway, I hope everyone has a great week!!!
Posted by Bittner at 9:06 AM