Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes by Lisa Greenwald

Teaser Tuesdays 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!

My Teaser:

When a blizzard threatens to ruin Valentine’s Day, three seventh-grade friends make and distribute fortune cookies to their lonely neighbors—and confront the secrets they’ve been keeping from one another.

Confident Kate doesn’t notice much but the latest gossip, and shy Georgia can’t say out loud what’s always on her mind. They’re joined by observant, careful Olivia, whose epic, single-minded crush on PBJ (real name: Phillip Becker-Jacobs) is starting to frustrate the other two. Using fortune cookies that mysteriously always seem to speak directly to the person who opens them, the three girls try to work together to bring some love to their building, while reminding each other why they’re such good friends to begin with.

With all the right ingredients to appeal to tween girls, this is an irresistible confection from an emerging talent.

For this week, I'll have three lines instead of two, simply because if it were just two, it would be incomplete.

She told Crying Girl, aka Jenna, how she always referred to him as PBJ but never called him that. How she never really called him much of anything because she never talked to him. Because the day she started liking him was the day she stopped talking to him.

- p. 147, Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes by Lisa Greenwald (Hardcover)

My Thoughts:

I like it so far. It's a good collection of musings of three innocent and curious teens about growing up, life and love - crushes for that matter. It definitely reflects life as a teen. This is the most Chick Lit I've read since Confessions of a Shopaholic.


  1. Sounds good. :)

    I don't read much chicklit, but I'm reading one at the moment.

    Here's mine: http://wp.me/pFyoG-pZ

  2. Huh? The day she started talking to him was the day she stopped talking to him? That needs lots more explanation. I'll have to add the book to the list. Happy reading!

  3. Great teaser! The story sounds interesting.

  4. Interesting thoughts from that character! I wonder why she doesn't speak to him anymore.

    Great teaser!