Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Teaser Tuesday[45]: White Lines by Jennifer Banash

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!


And this week’s book is:
White Lines by Jennifer Banash
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publisher: Penguin (Putnam)
Publish Date: April 4th, 2013

Goodreads Synopsis:

A gritty, atmospheric coming of age tale set in 1980s New York City.

Seventeen-year-old Cat is living every teenager’s dream: she has her own apartment on the Lower East Side and at night she’s club kid royalty, guarding the velvet rope at some of the hottest clubs in the city. The night with its crazy, frenetic, high-inducing energy—the pulsing beat of the music, the radiant, joyful people and those seductive white lines that can ease all pain—is when Cat truly lives. But her daytime, when real life occurs, is more nightmare than dream. Having spent years suffering her mother’s emotional and physical abuse, and abandoned by her father, Cat is terrified and alone—unable to connect to anyone or anything. But when someone comes along who makes her want to truly live, she’ll need to summon the courage to confront her demons and take control of a life already spinning dangerously out of control.

Both poignant and raw, White Lines is a gripping tale and the reader won’t want to look away.


“‘Well, that’s not a very friendly attitude, now, is it?’ Alexa’s tone is playful, but I can also hear the steel in her voice, a line of metal spikes beneath the candy floss of her words.” (ARC, pg. 102)

“‘Why? You think I couldn’t handle it?’” (ARC, pg. 103)

So, what are you reading right now?

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