Monday, April 2, 2012


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along, just do as 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 any spoilers so as not to ruin the book for others.

Make sure to share the title and the author so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR piles.
This week's Teaser is from

Basketball has always been an escape for Finley. He lives in broken-down Bellmont, a town ruled by the Irish mob, drugs, violence, and racially charged rivalries. At home, his dad works nights and Finley is left alone to take care of his disabled grandfather. He's always dreamed of somehow getting out, but until he can, putting on that number 21 jersey makes everything seem okay. Russ has just moved to the neighborhood. The life of this teen basketball phenom has been turned upside down by tragedy. Cut off from everyone he knows, he won't pick up a basketball, and yet answers only to the name Boy21—taken from his former jersey number. As their final year of high school brings these two boys together, "Boy21" may turn out to be the answer they both need. Matthew Quick, the acclaimed author of Sorta Like a Rock Star, brings readers a moving novel about hope, recovery, and redemption.      ~From GoodReads

My Teaser ~

" 'They'll know I'm not human when they see me play basketball,' he says. "I won't be able to keep it a secret, because my skills are...otherworldly.' " (pg 116)

Hardcover, 250 pages
Published March 5th 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
You can purchase BOY21 at:


  1. He's got skills! I've seen this book around quite a bit lately. Sounds very sad but good.
    My TT

  2. Amazing teaser. Is he living in a dream world, or is he really that talented? Your teaser made me wonder. It definitely sounds like a serious book.
    Here's my teaser: Sandy's Teaser

  3. Otherworldly skills. I wonder if he's bragging? This book sounds interesting.
    Here's My Teaser

  4. Great teaser :) Sounds like a really great read! Here's mine:

  5. Really great teaser. Sounds like an interesting read I know it's on my TBR list. Here's my Teaser and if you want to check out my Top Ten
    Cathy @ Addicted to Books

  6. Ah, this one does sound like a good one...I like the teaser.


  7. I really like this teaser. It sounds like a great book. I have seen it around a bit, but never paid much attention. If you have it on your blog it's worth paying attention to though. ;)

  8. Not really my cup of tea, but sound interesting.

    My TT-

  9. I love the teaser! Glad you are enjoying this book. :)
    my TT

    1. Interesting teaser!

  10. I have been seeing this book around. Your teaser makes me even more interested in it. I'll have to add it to my wishlist. My teasers are from A Perfect Storm by Lori Foster and Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally. Happy reading!

  11. Sounds interesting. This is the first time I've seen this one. Great teaser.

    Here's my Teaser/Top Ten Tuesday

    ~Danica Page

  12. Not human, hmm... Is he really otherworldly or just bragging. Lol. Thanks for sharing!

  13. That quote almost seems comical! Cocky much?.?.?.

  14. Lol! Good teaser. Not a book i'd seen before now, thanks for sharing.
    And for advertising 'Here' by Denise Glover Swank to the right of your page- Just that cover makes me want to go check it out on Goodreads! Thanks!

    Anyway lol, here's my TT for this week:

    Happy reading! :-)

  15. I've always wanted to read a book about basketball, I think I need to go check it out. Great teaser!

    My Teaser Tuesday!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  16. Ooh... interesting teaser there. I've not heard of this book before, or the author, but I'll keep an eye out for it. Here's my TT... along similar sort of lines to yours, funnily enough:

  17. This sounds like a really interesting read. I can't wait to see what you think of it. ;-) Good Teaser love!


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