Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Teaser Tuesday[121]: Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff

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!


Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance; Gamer

Publisher: Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins)

Release Date: May 27, 2014

Goodreads Synopsis:

From the acclaimed author of Brooklyn, Burning comes Guy in Real Life, an achingly real and profoundly moving love story about two Minnesota teens whose lives become intertwined through school, role-playing games, and a chance two-a.m. bike accident.

It is Labor Day weekend in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and boy and girl collide on a dark street at two thirty in the morning: Lesh, who wears black, listens to metal, and plays MMOs; Svetlana, who embroiders her skirts, listens to Björk and Berlioz, and dungeon masters her own RPG. They should pick themselves up, continue on their way, and never talk to each other again.

But they don't.

This is a story of two people who do not belong in each other's lives, who find each other at a time when they desperately need someone who doesn't belong in their lives. A story of those moments when we act like people we aren't in order to figure out who we are. A story of the roles we all play-at school, at home, with our friends, and without our friends-and the one person who might show us what lies underneath it all.


“‘The other night,’ I say, ‘I fell off my bike.’
Blink. Blink.
‘The other night, ‘ I try again, ‘I hit a boy with my bike.’
‘Oh my gosh, who?’ ‘Was he hurt?’
‘The other night,’ I try one more time, ‘some drunk guy knocked my bike over and the green notebook landed in a puddle.’
‘Should we kill him?’” (ARC, pg. 107-108)

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