Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • 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!

At the beginning of every school year at Chapel Spring Middle, a group of guys comes up with a list of the ten ugliest girls. They call it the Dog Log. 
This week my teaser comes from Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly. Here is the description from Amazon:
Future rock star, or friendless misfit? That's no choice at all. Apple Yengko moved from the Philippines to Louisiana when she was little, and now that she is in middle school, she grapples with being different, with friends and backstabbers, and with following her dreams.

Apple has always felt a little different from her classmates. Her mother still cooks Filipino foods, speaks a mix of English and Cebuano, and chastises Apple for becoming "too American." It becomes unbearable in middle school, when the boys—the stupid, stupid boys—in Apple's class put her name on the Dog Log, the list of the most unpopular girls in school. When Apple's friends turn on her and everything about her life starts to seem weird and embarrassing, Apple turns to music. If she can just save enough to buy a guitar and learn to play, maybe she can change herself. It might be the music that saves her . . . or it might be her two new friends, who show how special she really is. Erin Entrada Kelly deftly brings Apple's conflicted emotions to the page in her debut novel about family, friendship, popularity, and going your own way.


  1. Sounds potentially like a very emotional book. I am sure that will appeal to some of the YA readers. Good choice.
    My Teaser

  2. Oh well that is so not nice. :( Great teaser. :)

    Tuesday Teaser

  3. Well now, this is the first I've heard of this little gem but it certainly sounds like it has promise! As for those making that list...so NOT cool! (Thanks for the tease! )

  4. Sounds like an emotional but good book for this age bracket. Mine: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  5. How cruel, but that's pubescent boys for you.

  6. This rings so true. I'm excited about it and will be checking it out!

    My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/03/17/teaser-tuesdays-106-confess-by-colleen-hoover/


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