Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along:
• 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 and the author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Last week, I went out and bought The Fault in Our Stars but I didn’t want to read it. I wanted to savour preparing to read it: it’s on the shelf facing outwards so I can look at it.
I had seen and heard interviews of John Green talking about his work, and – for me – there’s nothing like an interview to send a reader out to track down a book.
Typically me, when I became fascinated by the new book, I went out to find the first.
Looking for Alaska? I didn’t know what I was expecting. What I found was more than it anyway.
I started reading all about Miles. Miles and boarding school. It was different, not the kind of boarding school story I was used to reading. Probably because this was a male writer, I thought.
All totally absorbed, I was page turning and having a wonderful time up to the point where my jaw dropped. I went back to check… but no, I hadn’t got it wrong I’d tripped up over the plot twist. I turned back and back. I re-read the whole book again up to the (can’t spoil it for you) plot turn.
Amazingly, I hadn’t seen it coming. For the rest of the book I was wrung through the wringer, ending up as puddle.
I loved the characters, loved the writing.
LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green
But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane.
I need to recover from “Alaska” before I read “The Fault in Our Stars” I’ve only got one heart and I need it.
WHY DO WE KEEP ASKING WHY?
"...if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane."ReplyDelete
Oh, I love that! I definitely want to read this book now. Thanks for visiting and talking books with me! :)
I think it's the perfect image - you can almost see the pair of them without reading anything else. ;)Delete
I really must read this author! I love the teaser, especially the part about...what Kelley said. lolReplyDelete
And also the section about how he was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating.
Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST
If I hadn't heard John Green interviewed I wouldn't have gone out of my way to read his books. Knowing what I know about "Stars" I shouldn't have been so shocked by the twist.
This is a fantastic write up! I'm a huge fan of John Green and have had Looking for Alaska on my TBR pile for a while now.ReplyDelete
Check out my Teaser Tuesday from Richelle Mead's The Indigo Spell! Here at i*Heart*BigBooks
Thanks for your comment. When it comes to John Green, I'm a convert.
Wow - I love this teaser! This is the only John Green book I haven't read so I definitely need to check it out. I'm re-reading The Fault in Our Stars at the moment because I haven't read it in over year and I'm just falling in love with it all over again. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog :D have a great week!ReplyDelete
Sarah @ TotalTeenFiction
Thank you :D I'd love to pop by and read your Teaser.
As a writer who is working out how to make the transition from loving writing to being published, I'm fascinated by the first book...I love to know about a writer's first successful book.
I still need to read Looking for Alaska. I love when a book can surprise you, even if it hurts. I hope you'll enjoy The Fault in Our Stars. It's one of my favorites, even through the difficult times.ReplyDelete
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~Sara @ Forever 17 Books
After finishing Alaska, I'm looking forward to reading all John Green's books.
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