Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Teaser Tuesday - 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith




Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Miz B of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can participate, just do the following:
  • Grab your current read and open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title and the author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.
Published September 2, 2014
by Simon & Schuster
My teaser is from very early on in the book, page 2 to be exact. But, I thought it was one of the best examples of the type of sense of humor that is pervasive in this book.

""Mr. Nossik hung motivational posters on the walls of the classroom- things about perseverance, integrity and shit like that.

One of them said this:"Opportunity: When one door closes, another one opens."
The first time we saw that one, Cade Hernandez, my best friend, said, "Sounds like he lives in a fucking haunted house."
It's sort of a coming of age story and adventure story as much as life is an adventure. The main character and point of view is Finn Easton a junior in high school. He happens to also be epileptic. The way he describes his seizures is kind of beautiful. 
What are you reading? What's your teaser this week? Please share a link, or the teaser if you don't have a blog, in the comments so we can check it out. Happy Reading!

BTW: This book is available to read on Simon and Schuster's Pulseit.com site this week for free. I get no compensation for sharing that with you.