Recommend A… Book With a Character Who Plays a Sport/ Book Review: Shut Out by Kody Keplinger
How’s that for a long title?
Recommend A… is hosted by Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit. Shanyn posts a new prompt each week, and we’ll post a book recommendation that follows the prompt. Head over to her blog to check out other blogger’s picks!
This week’s theme is Recommend A… Book With a Character Who Play a Sport, which is just perfect because I was cursing myself for forgetting to include this book in last week’s Top Ten Favorite Books You’ve Read During Your Blog’s Lifespan and was in the process of reviewing this book. So I’m recommending Shut Out by Kody Keplinger.
First of all, let me just say that I love this cover! (side note: is it just me or does the girl look like Liv Tyler?) And it’s true. The battle really is on in this book, and I loved it! I thought the premise for this book made it perfect for this topic considering the whole conflict results from the girls trying to get the football and soccer players to stop feuding. I was in the middle of writing a review for this book when I saw this week’s theme, so I thought I might as well combine the two (does this make me lazy?).
How Excited Was I To Read This Book?: 7. I was intrigued by the premise., which is a loose retelling of Lysistrata by Aristophanes. I originally found it browsing around Barnes & Noble but didn’t buy it then, and I promptly forgot the title. So I was pretty pleased when I discovered it six months later by accident on Amazon. Yay fate!
How Excited Was I After I Read This Book?: 9. Highly entertained and I loved Cash!!
Most high school sports teams have rivalries with other schools. At Hamilton High, it’s a civil war: the football team versus the soccer team. And for her part,Lissa is sick of it. Her quarterback boyfriend, Randy, is always ditching her to go pick a fight with the soccer team or to prank their locker room. And on three separate occasions Randy’s car has been egged while he and Lissa were inside, making out. She is done competing with a bunch of sweaty boys for her own boyfriend’s attention
Then Lissa decides to end the rivalry once and for all: She and the other players’ girlfriends go on a hookup strike. The boys won’t get any action from them until the football and soccer teams make peace. What they don’t count on is a new sort of rivalry: an impossible girls-against-boys showdown that hinges on who will cave to their libidos first. But what Lissa never sees coming is her own sexual tension with the leader of the boys, Cash Sterling…