Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays: Rebel by Willo Davis Roberts (April 14)

Okay, so for those of you who are new to this meme, here's how it works:
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• 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!

My current read is Rebel by Willo Davis Roberts.

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Her name was Amanda Jane Keeling, but from the time she was two, everyone called her Rebel. Rebel's first word was "No!" And it was downhill from there. As a toddler she resisted strained spinach and potty training. At five, she refused to go to kindergarten. Now at fourteen, she has toned down her rebellious streak somewhat, but whenever faced with a challenge she still feels the need to confront it head on, despite the opinions or advice of others.
When Rebel and her friend Moses -- the only boy she's ever met who can match her in both wit and height -- witness some strange goings-on, instead of going straight to the police, they decide to investigate the matters themselves. A bizarre robbery, an open door in the middle of the night, muddy footprints...all these clues lead Rebel and Moses to more questions than answers. But still they won't go for help. Little do they know the danger that awaits them....
(153 pages)

Here´s my quote, from page 21. It has a few more than two sentences, but I couldn't really avoid that:
"Six feet six. The air up here is fine, I don't get nosebleeds from the altitude; no, I'm not a basketball player and don't aspire to be, and the Nikes are size sixteen. They have to be specially ordered." 
Rebel rose slowly to her feet. Gigantic. Not a zero, though. She recognized by the flicker on his face that her own height surprised him. "Five ten," she announced, resisting the compulsion to announce her weight as well. "I'm Rebel Keeling."
Does this interest you? Check back on Friday for my review!

2 comments:

  1. This sounds like one I'd enjoy. I like Rebel already.

    My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/04/14/teasers-tuesdays-110-shelf-life-the-publicist-book-two/

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