Monday, June 11, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - The Lie

Today I'm featuring a teaser from The Lie, an edgy young adult novel written by Lori Pollard-Johnson. (I featured her book Toxic Torte last week.)


Saturday morning I woke up wondering if no lecture was worse than sitting through an hour of Mom and Dad’s tag team ranting. On the one hand, it was a pain in the ass hearing them using the future as a weapon to get me to change. On the other hand, without a lecture I could only conclude one thing: They’d given up on me. (approx pg 25)


I LOVED THIS BOOK !!!!


Here's the synopsis from Amazon:
Seventeen-year-old Jace Thaden aches to become a man, but not if it means becoming his overbearing father. So when his girlfriend Hayley announces that she’s pregnant on the same day he flunks his chemistry mid-term and is suspended from the baseball team, he sees only one way to escape his dad's lectures and disapproving eyes of his small hometown...and make money to support Hayley and the baby: the army. Unfortunately, he’s underage. So he lies. He enlists under his brother’s name and enters a dangerous world of true belonging and unforgiving challenge. 
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 and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.

73 comments:

  1. Wow, that sounds intense!
    Old follower here, hopping through with My TT!
    Happy Tuesday!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I enjoyed your teaser. Thanks for leaving a comment here.

      Delete
  2. Now I must know if he gets caught. What does Hayley think of this plan? >.<

    Thanks for such a wonderful teaser.
    New follower here. Thanks for stopping by my blog. ;)

    Melissa @Spews of My Views

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm not telling! You'll have to read the book to find out.

      Delete
    2. Does Hayley even know his plan?

      Delete
  3. Awesome teaser, I would love to find out more about this one. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Janet and Sandy! I consider this my best-written book.

      Delete
  4. Hi Sandy,

    Great teaser lines, which teenager hasn't been through this scenario, with parents who are constantly 'on their case'!

    I bet they aren't quite so punchy when he calls their bluff and enlists!

    I really would like to find out just how he, and his parents cope with this deception, so thanks for the recommendation.

    Yvonne

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Although this is a YA book, not-so-young adults will enjoy it too.

      Delete
    2. I think the parents' reactions are just as out-of-the-blue as Jace's.

      Delete
  5. Wow, this sounds like a heart tugger of a story!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nothing worse than Mom and Dad’s tag team ranting! Thanks for stopping by!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lori really understands how Jace is thinking and expresses it beautifully.

      Delete
    2. Aw, thanks, Sandy! : )

      Delete
  7. As a teacher, I can understand his dilemma. I gotta read this!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As a fellow teacher, I see this kind of thinking all of the time. It has been fun exploring the mindset.

      Delete
  8. The tag team ranting couldn't be much fun for either side.

    Here's My Teaser

    ReplyDelete
  9. nice teaser, I am following you now too. Here is my teaser (I can't seem to make my links like everyone else, lol, the html i use most places wont work, what am i doing wrong? lol. well, here is is http://concisebookreviewsbymichelle.blogspot.com/2012/06/teaser-tuesday-come-by-see-my-teaser.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have when I can't get my links to do what I want them to! But I was able to find your post and leave a comment. Thanks for stopping by today.

      Delete
  10. I can relate to the desperate feelings....but oh, what a tangled web he's weaving. I'll bet this one has some interesting twists and turns.

    Thanks for sharing...and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It does. A great plot that kept me reading.

      Delete
    2. Tangled web...yes, indeed.

      Delete
  11. Haven't heard of this one, sounds interesting. Great teaser. Here's my Teaser

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's an indie book, so it may not have gotten as much exposure as some others. But it's beautifully written with no grammatical or formatting errors. Lori did a nice, professional job.

      Delete
  12. Great teaser! At least his parents are still working on him. Thanks for stopping by!

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. His parents are interesting characters -- and that's all I'll say about them.

      Delete
  13. Great teaser! I'm glad you liked the book. Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by.

    Caaleros

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hmmm... this one sounds intense. Nice teaser!

    Thanks for visiting my blog today!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is intense...it was sometimes hard to write.

      Delete
  15. Sounds interesting and I can't help but like a guy named Jace!

    ~Ali
    My Tease

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is a great character name, isn't it?

      Delete
    2. I love the name Jace, too! It fits him so perfectly.

      Delete
  16. This one sounds really good, captivating teaser.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/06/teaser-tuesday_12.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lori Pollard-JohnsonJune 15, 2012 at 4:27 PM

      Thanks for the comment!

      Delete
  17. I feel like this book would make me cry! Great teaser!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lori Pollard-JohnsonJune 15, 2012 at 4:28 PM

      Maybe...

      Delete
  18. Sounds like interesting and awful book :) Hope you enjoy it!

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by!

    Monaliz @ Mind Reading?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You'd think it was depressing, but it wasn't. It just made me stop and think.

      Delete
  19. Great teaser and blurb. I've been on both sides of that parental lecture, and he hit it on the head.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me, too! Lori has great insight into both the parents' and the kids' points of view.

      Delete
  20. This one sounds really intense. Glad you enjoyed!

    Thanks for stopping by my TT

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great teaser! Poor guy - I feel for him! Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by my blog and checking out my teaser. Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Great teaser. I think we can all relate to one side or the other. :) Thanks for sharing!

    And thanks for stopping by my teaser from This is Not a Test. Happy Tuesday! :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So true, starryeyedjen! We can all relate as scared kids...or scared parents. Thanks for commenting!

      Delete
  23. Sounds interesting, thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. This sounds like a powerful book. It grabs you right in. Good choice!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Sounds like a very interesting read!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Interesting teaser. Here is mine: TT

    ReplyDelete
  27. OOh nice tease! Haven't heard of this one! Hope you enjoy the rest!

    Thanks for visiting my teaser!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Poor guy! Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, Jace is going through the combine--but he comes out a better man. : )

      Delete
  29. Yikes, sounds like they're going through a rough patch!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Talk about at war with your self. Nice teaser! Thanks for stopping by my teaser.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, Jace is going through a terrible time in his life.

      Delete
    2. Oooh...I wish I'd thought of that one: "Talk about at war with yourself." Thanks, Becky, I may just steal that! :)

      Delete
  31. Nice teaser. Sounds like an emotional story.
    Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Niceee!!!! :D I like it, it's unique! Thanks for the share!

    My TT:
    http://chocolatecoatedreviews.blogspot.com/2012/06/teaser-tuesday-61212-3.html

    ReplyDelete
  33. thanks for stopping by my blog =

    Interesting teaser too - we've all been there, on both sides of the lecture, actually. :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Great Teaser! The Lie sounds like an intense emotional book.
    Thanks for dropping by my TT:)

    ReplyDelete
  35. aww, I feel for the kid. Great pick for the teaser, sounds like a great read. Thank you for stopping by my TT this week :)

    ReplyDelete
  36. Like that teaser - I think every teenager the world over can relate to it! Thanks for dropping by my blog. Have a wonderful day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Small Blonde Hippy! I'm really hoping it is relatable!

      Delete
  37. sounds pretty intense.. been there before :)

    ReplyDelete
  38. Hi! Thanks for the visit to my blog! Sorry it took me so long to reply as I was knee deep in grading papers all week.

    Good teaser. The young man sounds like someone I know.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oooh...I'd love to hear what your friend thinks of the book...

      Delete
  39. Thanks for sharing! This DOES sound really good. I'll add it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoy it!

      Delete
  40. Sounds like he's in a hard position... great teaser!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    ^_^

    ReplyDelete
  41. Thanks, Sandy and Sandra, and all the posters, for commenting! I always love feedback on my books, and this book is dear to my heart. I consider it my best writing!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment.