Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Teaser Tuesday[37]: Squashed by Joan Bauer

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!


Sorry this is getting posted so late! I’ve been so busy with school, and I totally forgot that it was Monday yesterday, and thus the next day was Tuesday, meaning I should have written something up. I do that sometimes. Sorry.
This term is almost over, which means that I will have a little over a week off (not nearly long enough), and then Spring term will start! Yay! Right? Maybe. Whatever.
I’m kind of in-between books/reading several books/starting several books right now (don’t you just hate that?), but here’s this week’s book:
My copy doesn't have the kiss: here.
Squashed by Joan Bauer
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publisher: Penguin (Speak)
Publish Date: 1992 (from Speak in 2005)

Goodreads Synopsis:

Humor, agriculture and young love all come together in Joan Bauer's first novel, set in rural Iowa. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Morgan's life would be almost perfect if she could just get her potentially prize-winning pumpkin to put on about 200 more pounds—and if she could take off 20 hopes of attracting Wes, the new boy in town.


“‘You will study,’ Dad informed me. ‘You will think clearly and resonantly. You will concentrate on your schoolwork first. Then and only then may you concentrate on that’—he struggled to form the word—‘vegetable.’” (Paperback, pg. 87)

“‘I’m not nervous,’ I lied.” (Paperback, pg. 87)

So, what are you reading right now? Alternatively, how is school going for you (if you’re in school)?

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