Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Blog Hop: Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

Shut Out
Kody Keplinger
273 pages
Publisher: Poppy Books
Release Date: September 5th, 2011
Rate: Loved it

Being in high school can difficult. And being with a high school boy who is in a sports team and loves pranks between other teams, it's just a living hell.
Lissa is sick of her boyfriend. Hamilton High is in war, a civil war! The football team versus the soccer team. The logic thing here would be to prank another high schools teams, but Lissa's school is different.
Her quarterback boyfriend, Randy, is more interested in picking a fight with someone from the soccer team than being with her, alone, in the car (Hello? Since when?) or doing stupid pranks to them. And it's not nice that while you're intimating with your boyfriend, someone throws at your boyfriend's car eggs or something like that. Why should she compete with a bunch of sweaty and huge boys? She should have her boyfriend's attention. Girls before pranks!
So Lissa plans to end up this stupid rivalry and make all the boyfriends from the teams, soccer & football, to choose girls over pranks. And what is it that boys love more than sports and pranks? Girls/intimacy/hookups. So Lissa convinces all the players' girlfriend to go on a hookup strike: the boys won't have any attention from their girls until the teams make peace.
But what started with a healthy plan turns out to be a girl against boys war that hinges on who will cave to their libidos first. Lissa had no problem with that until Cash Sterling put himself in her way, tempting her and making Lissa want to forget about war.

We love Kody Keplinger's books. Our first "Keplinger novel" we read was Shut Out and we fell for it instantly. Then we trusted our reading hopes to The DUFF and A Midsummer's Nightmare and now we're waiting, anxiously for more of Ms. Keplinger's stories. 
This teen love story is refreshing and lovable. Lissa is a control maniac and she's kind of mature in some points of the story. She sees this war between teams of the same high school ridiculous and tries to end it. How? Well, girl power. Why not? We've heard it from Madonna's songs and other books that what a woman can do no one can. So she tries to use that advantage. 
Boys love girls and sex and kisses and all that. So a hookup strike is the best thing Lissa cames up with after reading a book hot, cute and good soccer player Cash gives her. But everything ends up in a sex war: Boys vs. Girls. And Cash leads the boys and Lissa the girls. 
We loved Cash. Randy was an idiot and a childish guy and we didn't like him. Not at the beginning and surely not at the end of the book. And then Cash appears in Lissa's life. It was so cute. And then we now that he always liked Lissa and that just melted our hearts and made us do a team Cash flag.
This book is a perfect summer read and not just because the romance between the characters (all of them!) but because this is a story about war between sex, friendship, forgiveness and finding love in the unexpected places. 
If you love our summer reads, this is definitely one of them and all of Kody Keplinger's books. That's why we ranked the book with a five gorjuss dolls and we're doing our summer blog hop about this wonderful, funny and fantastic book! So don't miss the change to read it and/or win it!!

"Night Moves" by Bob Seger
"Potential Breakup Song" by Aly and AJ
"Dangerous" by Katharine McPhee
"One Girl Revolution" by Saving Jane
"Autumn" by Sparks the Rescue
"Don't Touch (The Zoom Zoom Song)" by Ashley Tisdale
"What it Feels Like For a Girl" by Madonna
"Impossible" by Shontelle
"Smile" by Lily Allen
"Can't Hold Us Down" by Christina Aguilera and Lil' Kim
"Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga
"Sweet Silver Lining" by Kate Voegele
"Come On Closer" by Jem
"Doll Parts" by Hole
"Tearin' Up My Heart" by *NSync
"Apology" by Safetysuit
"Vindicated" by Dashboard Confessional

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  1. Yes, I would be like Lissa! I would be furious if my guy ditched me to start a fight with anyone left alone a rival! I think I would avoid his phone calls for a couple days and just generally ignore him, LOL.

    1. If the boyfriend is like Randy you're in your right to ignore him! hahaha he's a jerk
      And boys... pay attention to your girls!
      We'd be furious like Lissa and dump Randy if we know that someone like Cash is waiting for us (*wink*).
      Nice decision, Jovon. You'd do the same like we'd do.

  2. I'd be terribly upset and would definitely say adios and don't let the door hit you in the azz on the way out.

    Thanks for the terrific giveaway. ;)

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