Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Teaser Tuesdays: The Only Girl in School by Natalie Standiford (Feb 2)

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 The Only Girl in School by Natalie Standiford.


From the acclaimed author of The Secret Tree comes the story of a girl who finds herself a sudden outsider in the loneliest place in the world--middle school.
When Claire's best friend moves away just before the start of fifth grade, Claire suddenly becomes the only girl in the entire elementary school. While the boys are resentful that she gets a bathroom all to herself, Claire soon sees the lonelier side of things--until a few incidents put her quite literally in the spotlight.
(256 pages)

Here's this week's teaser, from page 1:
Dear Bess,
Here's how I imagine your first day of school:
You hated it. The kids are mean. Your teacher is mean. And boring. It's very strict with lots of dumb rules that make no sense, like No one is allowed to go to the bathroom without a buddy. Which means you can never go to the bathroom at school, ever, because there is no other girl IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE SCHOOL to be your bathroom buddy.
Oh, wait. That was MY first day.
Let me know what you think of the book, and check back on Friday for my review! Also, while you're here, why don't you check out my giveaway? You can enter to win an ARC of Jennifer Nielsen's latest novel, Rise of the Wolf!

9 comments:

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Nise'! I actually haven't read any of Natalie Standiford's other books, but I've heard good things about them.

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  2. Sounds like a delightful book, and not just for kids! I'd like to know more about Claire.
    My Tuesday post features GIRL IN HYACINTH BLUE.

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    1. It is, it's a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by, Sandra. :)

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  3. Definitely reminds of my fifth grade! Looks like a fun read. Enjoy!

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  4. Oh, that sounds like such a fun read — the kind I'd love to read to a grade six class if I were still teaching. Here's my intro and teaser link: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-19D

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ms. M! Yeah, it's definitely a really great premise. That's what made me pick it up in the first place. :)

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  5. Oh, that sounds like such a fun read — the kind I'd love to read to a grade six class if I were still teaching. Here's my intro and teaser link: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-19D

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