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Estelle: Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

Shut Out by Kody Keplinger [ website | twitter ] Publication Date: September 5, 2011 Publisher: Poppy Pages: 288 Target Audience: Young Adult Format read: Purchased on my Nook Why I read it: Seemed like a sexy, quick read. Summary: Lissa is fed up with her quarterback boyfriend, Randy, and his inability to forget about the […]

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June 15, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Sharon @ The Book Barbies - Oh, this was a good one! I loved how it addressed the issue of all the labels for girls in high school, and how ridiculous it is that somehow being a virgin is bad but NOT being a virgin is equally bad for different reasons. Both are criticized, and so often by other girls, and for no real reason. The friendship and romance were also well done. I enjoyed this one a lot.

June 10, 2013 - 5:03 pm

Alexa Y. - I’m really looking forward to reading this book now! I can sense that it’s a fun, interesting read, and I love that it actually makes you think about the idea of sex and labeling people when you’re in high school. Can’t wait to get to this one — since I actually already own it!

June 9, 2013 - 10:17 pm

tabithasbookblog - This is the only Kody Keplinger book that I haven’t read, but I’m really looking forward to it! I’m really excited to see how this sex-strike plays out in this one – the way she handles the entire subject of sex with teenagers is probably one of my favorite parts of her books!

June 8, 2013 - 1:54 pm

Wendy - Umm Cash’s character sounds downright amazing!

June 6, 2013 - 6:52 pm

Renae @ Respiring Thoughts - I really liked this one, though it’s my least favorite Keplinger novel. It was a really quick, easy read, though, and the story was fun. But, um, yeah: Cash. Wow, that boy was awesome. I think this book is worth reading just for Cash.

June 6, 2013 - 11:20 am

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - Ok so I’ve never actually read anything by Kody Keplinger but there’s this: “Kody Keplinger can write tension like a champ.” –> So you know me and you know this means that now I want to. Also I’ve heard her books are kind of controversial with their ‘racy’ topics so that always makes me more interested and stuff. Admittedly, I’ve been turned off by the cover. But I like the sound of this one. Sounds kind of fun with some actual meat to it.

June 5, 2013 - 11:35 pm

Bookworm1858 - I liked this one but it’s definitely my least favorite Keplinger (although Cash is pretty sweet 😉 I loved the female friendships here-I would have taken even more of their interactions.

June 5, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Amanda @ Late Nights with Good Books - What interests me about this book is that it’s a retelling of Lysistrata (I just love my retellings). I think it’s a really interesting new take that Keplinger put on this tale, but I’m curious to see how successfully it works within a high school context. That’s great you thought that Keplinger was able to address some relevant and important high school stereotypes through this story. I would like to read this and Lysistrata at some point so I can compare!

June 5, 2013 - 5:48 pm

Taylor @ Reading is the Thing - I didn’t connect with this book very well. I think it’s because I found the whole thing too unrealistic (and I was in high school when I read it!). But I do enjoy Keplinger’s style. Great review!

-Taylor @ Reading is the Thing

June 5, 2013 - 3:12 pm

Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea - I really want to read some of Kody Keplinger’s work, her books always sound so fantastic! Shut Out is probably the one that’s caught my attention the most, probably because of it’s unique subject. Great review, I definitely need to get myself a copy of this one.

June 5, 2013 - 10:18 am

DannyBookworm - I love Kody Keplingers style! She has the talent to write sexy characters but all wrapped in a great storyline too!!