Published: September 5th, 2011 | Poppy
Age: Young Adult
Acquired: Borrowed from friend.
Review: Lissa's had enough of the rivalry between the football team--which her boyfriend is the quarterback of--and the soccer team. So, she's come up with a plan to end it. A hook-up strike. And at first she thinks all is well, but things start unraveling quickly. Especially when she is reacquainted with Cash Sterling.
From the beginning I could just tell that her relationship with Randy wasn't as solid as she wanted to believe it to be. And I knew that this "Shut Out" would be far easier than she thought. Except for when it came to her realization that Randy was quite a douche and she may have feelings for Cash. I loved that the many.... many girls in this strike became friends from this and learned a lot about themselves. Old friends who had a falling out became friends again and enemies even began to become civilized.
That and Cash were my favorite parts of the book.
Cash was adorable and there just wasn't enough of him. His last name is Sterling which made me think of the actor Sterling Knight, which in turn made me think of knight in shining armor... which he kind of was.
After reading, and loving, The DUFF I kind of expected a little more oomph out of this one. And because of that, it's why I gave it a 3 star rating. This one has more of a basic contemporary feel to it. More young adult that The DUFF did. But I still enjoyed it and can't wait for more from Kody!
Kody Keplinger was born and raised in rural western Kentucky, where she attended high school and began writing her first long pieces of fiction. Kody wrote THE DUFF during her senior year at McLean County High School. Kody is now twenty and lives in New York City, where she continues to write YA novels. SHUT OUT, her second novel, will be out in September 2011 and another, A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHTMARE, due in 2012. She loves books, Converse tennis shoes, New York City, and popular TV teen dramas. When she isn't writing, she's spending time with her friends and exploring New York City. Kody is a contributor to the writing blog YA Highway and a member of the contemporary, realistic YA fiction group The Contemps.
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