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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando
Jane's eyes landed on a Faculty Q&A in a box on the first page of the paper. It definitely offered up some interesting facts about Coney Island High's chemistry teacher- like that he worked at the Coney Island Sideshow during the summer, as Garth the Human Garbage Disposal- but the reporter hadn't asked the questions Jane would have asked. Then again, she probably wouldn't have chosen a teacher to shine her spotlight on. She wished for a spotlight on H.T. or Leo, even one about Babette. Because she couldn't just flat- out ask her new classmates things like "What's the best thing about being a goth dwarf?" and "What's the worst?" Or "Why do you get tattoos?" Or "Do you envy people with legs?" She'd be tagged a Looky Lou forever. And besides, the core question behind every question she wanted to know the answer to was unanswerable. It was "What's it like to be you?"
pages 66 & 67
I'm reading this now, almost finished actually (will probably be done by the time this goes up), and I'm really really enjoying it. I highly recommend you pick it up.
Jane has traveled the world with her father and brother, but it's not until her fractured family-still silently suffering from the loss of Jane's mother many years before-inherits a house and a history in Coney Island that she finally begins to find a home. With the help of a new community of friends, a mermaid's secrets, and a tattooed love interest with traffic-stopping good looks, the once plain Jane begins to blossom and gains the courage to explore the secrets of her mother's past.
Colorful characters, beautiful writing, and a vibrant, embattled beachfront backdrop make this the perfect summer read for anyone who has ever tried to find true love or a place to call home.