Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.
• 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!
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
So, I read Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson after Cristina recommended it in her post here. I really liked it, especially the way it addressed the impact of social isolation in the minds of high-school teenagers. However, the main issue it tackles is PTSD in the aftermath of rape; and without giving away anything, I almost wished there were 50 more pages …
This book was released more than 15 years ago and I can see why it was considered path-breaking at that time. I loved the narrative voice and though the book is pretty short (around 200 pages) , it feels longer because of the way it is written; – short but many chapters.
My teasers from the last couple of pages:
“I draw them without thinking – flight, flight, feather, wing. Water drips on the paper and the birds bloom in the light, their feathers expanding promise.”