Teaser Tuesday: YA Week

August 4, 2009 at 12:00 am 9 comments

Hey everyone! It’s time for your Teaser Tuesday, where we pick books, open them to a random page, and post two sentences from between lines 7-12 on that page. This will be short, as we weren’t really going to post today, but I figured I might as well since I had a stack of books beside me. ;) This week’s teaser theme is young adult lit:

The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman

Turning back to Sally, her face now twisted like some tribal mask, pale eyes bulging and papery lips drawn in a sneer, ‘Tell me why these robbers who did not enter the house should select you for their imaginary attentions? What did you have that anyone would want?’

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

And she ran into the middle of the room and, taking a handle in each hand, began to skip, and skip, and skip, while Mary turned in her chair to stare at her, and the queer faces in the old portraits seemed to stare at her, too, and wonder what on earth this common little cottager had the impudence to be doing under their very noses. But Martha did not even see them.

Happy Reading!


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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Corey  |  August 4, 2009 at 6:20 am

    I rather sadly had absolutely no idea Phillip Pullman ever wrote anything other than His Dark Materials! Je fail.

  • 2. KT  |  August 4, 2009 at 9:20 am

    He’s incredibly prolific! Actually, you might really enjoy the Sally Lockheart mysteries — a sixteen year old orphan girl turns detective in Victorian England!

  • 3. Kim  |  August 4, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Is it sad that I actually didn’t know that’s what you did on Teaser Tuesdays…? =/

    • 4. neuroticmom  |  August 7, 2009 at 9:30 am

      no Kim you probably thought it meant something dirty :p

      • 5. KT  |  August 7, 2009 at 10:05 am

        Oh my god. Girls, pull yourselves together. THIS IS A FAMILY BLOG.

  • 6. neuroticmom  |  August 7, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Just happened to have a stack of books next to you?? Do you ever NOT have a stack of books next to you? :p

  • 7. Liz  |  August 11, 2009 at 11:28 am

    I’ve never heard of that Phillip Pullman book — will have to get it from our library.

    this is from page 73 of a fun YA fantasy novel, “starring” a 16-year-old reporter in the 31st century, and her small sidekick, Qix. The book is “Rumer and Qix” by Kathleen Wilson. In this book, there are powerful, ethereal forces at play across the dimensional divide in the TerraVerse, which is ruled by the animistic MoNa (Mother Nature) and her devoted, winged sprites.

    From page 173:

    Qix raced through the chamber, terrier ears and tail held
    high, proud to be on a mission for Rumer. She had been upgraded with the latest animet technology and was so agile that she could navigate easily around the Council members still in the chamber without their notice, racing under seats and across aisles taking the most direct route through the chamber.”

    • 8. KT  |  August 11, 2009 at 3:03 pm

      Sounds like an excellent read! I’ll have to pick it up :)

      The Pullman novel is part of a series about Sally Lockheart — it’s the first in the set, and I haven’t read the other ones, but I’ve heard great things about them!

      • 9. Liz  |  August 12, 2009 at 9:48 am

        One of my kids (and a nephew) love(s) Pullman, so I’m going to have to pick it up. I’m glad I read about it.


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