Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Teaser Tuesday The Space Between

Teaser Tuesday is an idea I borrowed from A Book A Week, who borrows it from Should Be Reading (two of my favourite book blogs, see my bloglist to the right).

From Should Be Reading:
~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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Book (from the publisher):

The Space Between by Don Aker
Just dumped by his girlfriend, Jace Antonakos has recorded a proclamation in a notebook his English teacher made him take on his winter vacation to the Mayan Riviera: I’m going to Mexico to get laid. The fact that he’s only days away from turning 18 and still a virgin has Jace spooked, and he figures that Playa del Carmen’s golden beaches draped with equally golden girls should increase his odds of success. On the other hand, the fact that he’s travelling with his mother, his aunt and his nine-year-old autistic brother just about kills that bet. Then he meets Kate, who he thinks might be just the person to help him with his “problem.” If only he knew what to say to her.

The Teaser:

Lucas basically won the anti-lottery, because fewer than five kids in ten thousand get childhood disintegrative disorder. In fact, according to a weird statistics website that Rod found, you're seventeen times more likely to board a plane with a drunk pilot than to be diagnosed with CDD. Which, if you think about it, really isn't all that comforting.

I just started reading this book. Jace's voice is pitch perfect. I picked it up at one of my favourite used bookstores yesterday. I knew of this book beforehand, it has some critical praise and people on Goodreads.com seem to like it, and I was surprised to find it used. The author's previous book, The First Stone, won a White Pine Award. I like this teaser because it really gives a sense of Jace's voice as well as how he sees the world and what he's dealing with in his family as the story opens.


Last Week's Teaser Tuesday for Hush Hush


Susan said...

Wow - that sounds interesting! I've got a couple of good teasers this week. Here's a link.

Unknown said...

Hmm. Mandy, you're starting to add to my list of books I want to read at a rate much faster than I can read them! Great teaser, and I hadn't heard of this book yet. On the list it goes...

Andrea said...

No, that is very comforting. I think I'll add this to my TBR list. Thanks!
Here's mine

kayerj said...

sounds like a great read-- read my teaser here

Cecelia said...

Great teaser! I can already tell that I love that narrative voice. Good pick!

Unknown said...

Great teaser! Looks like a fun book to read.

You can read my teaser here.

Mandy said...

Hi everyone. I am absolutely going to check out all of your teasers! Thanks so much for your comments!

Kiirstin: Don Aker is Canadian too, which is always cool.


Nicole said...

That's a great sample of the character's voice! I love it! Here's mine.

Phyl said...

Aha! Another Canadian writer to look into. Good teaser, and the plot of the book sound really interesting. Thanks for stopping by my own blog yesterday. :-)

Cynthia said...

Great teaser! The plot sounds entertaining, too. I might have to pick this up when I get a chance!

Mandy said...

Phyl: I really like your blog, it's very thoughtful.

Cynthia: I really love the community fostered by the Harry Potter Challenge! I am really excited to be a part of it and will check in on your blog for reviews.


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