Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays

It's Tuesday. We tease. We open a book we're reading and choose two lines. This week they are:

"Simon got up from the couch and I smiled a little as he left the room. Somewhere in his future, maybe there was a fifteen-year-old son, twisted in the basement, and maybe he'd lay him out." Page 129, ARC edition.

The Absolute Value of -1 by Steve Brezenoff (YA, 296 pages, Carolrhoda Books; 1 edition, available now).

Synopsis: Noah, Lily, and Simon have been a trio forever. But as they enter high school, their relationships shift and their world starts to fall apart. Privately, each is dealing with a family crisis—divorce, abuse, and a parent's illness. Yet, as they try to escape the pain and reach out for the connections they once counted on, they slip—like soap in a shower. Noah's got it bad for Lily, but he knows too well that Lily sees only Simon. Simon is indifferent, suddenly inscrutable to friends. All stand alone in their heartache and grief.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by hosted by MizB of ShouldBeReading.


  1. Hmm, this sounds disturbing. Is it? My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/09/teaser-tuesday-the-accordionists-son.html

  2. Happy Teaser Tuesday everybody! Hope you will check out my teaser for Tempted (House of Night #6) by PC Cast and Kristin Cast! by the way anyone who features my novel The Thirteenth Chime on a Teaser Tuesday can add there blog link here and they will be featured on my Facebook and Twitter!

    Emma Michaels

  3. That teaser, along with the quick synopsis, leaves me wondering very much about this book. I'm definitely going to have to check it out!

    My teaser is here: http://jewelknits.blogspot.com/2010/09/teaser-tuesdays-september-28-2010.html