Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (#7!)

Truthfully? I'm starting to hate Tuesdays. I forgot my phone at home, I have to stay late at the school due to state testing, and I feel like crap for giving excuses YESTERDAY for not excercising. Damn. Anywho, on with the show!

 I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ellen Hopkins. She is a genius, I tell you. I first read Crank because it was popular in my school. I have since read quite a few of her works, so I was THRILLED when Smoke was released. Smoke is the sequel to Burned. If you enjoy contemporary YA, and like reading about 'dark/hard/real/tough' subjects, such as drug abuse, rape, physical abuse etc. and have not yet read Ellen Hopkins, you really should.

Teaser Tuesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading, in which we post a little *non-spoiler* teaser of the book we are currently reading.

What Do I Do
                To become invisible again,
                to melt into the background
                like a crayon in the sun?
                How do I outmaneuver the
                that wait around every
                corner, and more, how do
                I silence the voices that
                inside my head, an accusatory
                rumble belonging to
                the dead? If only they’d talk
                perhaps I could understand
                the intention of the drone.
                Is it meant to flip me crazier
                I already am,  a healthy
                dose of lunacy wrapped
                up in isolation? My heart
                for forgiveness, cries
                out for love.

See what she did there? I first 'read' Crank by audio book. It's OK to do that, but you will miss the subtleties of the actual art that is her writing. Ellen Hopkins, I bow to you.


  1. Awesome! This looks like one that's meant to be read not listened to.

  2. Great pick!! This book sounds awesome and i've been meaning to read Crank! Thanks for sharing :)

    Alexis @ Lexi Swoons

  3. Lovely teaser! Thanks for sharing it.
    Here's mine

  4. So unusual! This sounds like an author I'd enjoy.
    My Teaser today is from KEEPSAKE.

  5. I haven't heard of this series but I will definitely check it out now :)

  6. Haven't heard of this series, but it sounds pretty interesting. Thanks for the sharing & stopping by Bookmunchies (:

  7. I have heard many things about this one!! I hope to get it read soon!!

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    feel free to drop by The Ultimate Bookworms and check out my TT