12 October 2010

Today's Read: Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A. S. King

MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Teaser Tuesdays. Here's how it works: Grab your current read; let the book fall open to a random page; and share 2 “teaser” sentences from that page. For more teasers, click on through to MizB's blog.

Here's mine:

The thing you don't see while you're still there on Earth is how easy it is to change your mind. When you're in it and you're mixed up with feelings, assumptions, influences, and misconceptions, things seem completely impossible to change. From here you see that change is as easy as flicking a light switch in your brain. (pp. 49-50)
—From Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A. S. King

Today is the launch day for A. S. King's newest novel, Please Ignore Vera Dietz, which has already become a Junior Library Guild selection for fall 2010. Once you start reading this sassy, funny, touching novel, you won't be able to stop.

Here's the publisher's summary:
Vera’s spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn. And over the years she’s kept a lot of his secrets. Even after he betrayed her. Even after he ruined everything.

So when Charlie dies in dark circumstances, Vera knows a lot more than anyone—the kids at school, his family, even the police. But will she emerge to clear his name? Does she even want to?

Edgy and gripping, Please Ignore Vera Dietz is an unforgettable novel: smart, funny, dramatic, and always surprising.
Look for a full review in the weeks to come. In the meantime be sure to check out A. S. King's website and blog for more information, tour dates, and contests.


Michelle 10/12/10, 6:18 AM  

I've heard great things about this one. Hope you're enjoying it. :)

Jenny Q 10/12/10, 6:53 AM  

This sounds great. Great teaser, too. Thanks for visiting mine!

Julie P. 10/12/10, 6:54 AM  

Hope you're loving this one! I reviewed it today too! Can't wait for the book launch party on Saturday!

Anonymous,  10/12/10, 6:57 AM  

I like the cover- sounds like an interesting book.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Marg 10/12/10, 7:30 AM  

If only it was that easy to change!

Thanks for visiting my teaser!

Golden Eagle 10/12/10, 7:35 AM  

Things do have a tendency to change a lot. Great teaser!

My teaser is from The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks 10/12/10, 7:42 AM  

I read your teaser on twitter, then clicked over to Julie's review ... This does sound like a super book that asks a lot of questions teens (and adults!) wonder about.

Col (Col Reads) 10/12/10, 8:28 AM  

This one goes directly on the TBR pile! Thanks again.

Belinda 10/12/10, 8:35 AM  

What a wonderful teaser. Sounds like a great book your reading :)

Come read my teaser from Noah by Jacquelyn Frank

Novroz 10/12/10, 9:27 AM  

So true!!!

I love your teaser

Sarah Reads Too Much 10/12/10, 9:40 AM  

Great teaser, and thank you for visiting mine!! I love Teaser Tuesdays!

Andrea 10/12/10, 11:04 AM  

Cannot wait to read this one. Great teaser!

Here's mine.

Sandy Nawrot 10/12/10, 12:03 PM  

Between your teasing and Julie's review, I'm feeling antsy about this one.

Alayne 10/12/10, 12:24 PM  

Love this teaser. Hope you're enjoying the book! My teaser is at The Crowded Leaf.

Anonymous,  10/12/10, 12:44 PM  

Thanks for sharing this teaser!

Dee 10/12/10, 12:45 PM  

Hey, Great teaser - that book sounds great. I would read that for the detective and YA parts of my book reader soul :)
Click on the name for my teaser
- Dee from e-Volving Books

Anonymous,  10/12/10, 2:37 PM  

I love this teaser! So true in many many ways! I've heard a lot of great things about this book today - think I'll have to check it out for myself.

THanks for sharing!

Pooch 10/12/10, 4:40 PM  

Enlightening teaser that makes me think of the mental tangle we can create when deciding even the smallest thing.

Catchy title to this book.


Alice 10/12/10, 7:42 PM  

[...] change is as easy as flicking a light switch in your brain. I agree with this. I've done it many times and it worked! That's a great teaser.

Unknown 10/13/10, 2:36 PM  

Head great things about this one. Definitely one for the wishlist.

Anonymous,  10/14/10, 6:02 AM  

The title of this post confused me at first "please ignore" apparently triggers an instand reaction in my brain :)

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