Friday, November 11, 2011

Shut Out

Shut Out
by Kody Keplinger

After yet another make-out session with her boyfriend is ruined by the rivalry between the football and soccer teams, Lissa decides she's had enough.  She's sick of the fight coming first.  She's sick of her boyfriend leaving her to do battle.  And she's really sick of people getting hurt.

So she decides to do something about it.

She gets all the girlfriends of soccer and football players together and proposes a radical plan:  a sex strike.

No more sex.  No more nookie.  Not even second base until the guys arrange a truce and stop the tricks, the pranks, and the injuries.

But Lissa didn't count on her boyfriend being a jerk.  

She didn't count on the guys fighting back. 

And she definitely didn't count on Cash Sterling.

Final thoughts:  Cotton candy book.  It's cute, but no great shakes.  Interesting little teen romance that's OK, but not written well in some places.  I was frustrated by some of the inconsistencies and the constant references to the Lysistrata.  It felt a little forced, like the author was saying, "GO OUT AND READ THIS GREEK PLAY!!!"  However, past that, it was still sweet and Chloe, Lissa's best friend, was a fun read.  It was also good to see girls finally TALK about sex in a realistic way.

Rating: 3/5

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