Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - The Latte Rebellion (1/25/11)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

The Rules:
•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) or so “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

This week's teaser comes from The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson. Here's a snippet about the Rebellion really taking off:
Now it was more about working for a cause and following it through, do or die.
Even though I missed the old days, I couldn't help feeling a little excited about that. ~ pg. 127
Our philosophy is simple: Promote a latte-colored world! —from the Latte Rebellion Manifesto

When high school senior Asha Jamison gets called a "towel head" at a pool party, the racist insult gives Asha and her best friend Carey a great money-making idea for a post-graduation trip. They'll sell T-shirts promoting the Latte Rebellion, a club that raises awareness of mixed-race students.

Seemingly overnight, their "cause" goes viral and the T-shirts become a nationwide fad. As new chapters spring up from coast to coast, Asha realizes that her simple marketing plan has taken on a life of its own-and it's starting to ruin hers. Asha's once-stellar grades begin to slip, threatening her Ivy League dreams, and her friendship with Carey is hanging by a thread. And when the peaceful underground movement turns militant, Asha's school launches a disciplinary hearing.Facing expulsion, Asha must decide how much she's willing to risk for something she truly believes in.

"Get ready to start your own rebellion after gulping down Sarah Stevenson's deftly written, multi-layered story about growing a voice, growing apart, and most of all, growing up girl." —JUSTINA CHEN, AUTHOR OF NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL

*Description taken from Goodreads


Elodie said...

I want this book !! I can't wait to read what you thought about it !! Enjoy ;)

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

My review should be up tomorrow, Elodie! I'm really enjoying it so far. The MC is so easy to connect with and root for.

Elodie said...

Oh I want to read it even more then, I love when it's easy to identify yourself to the main character like that !! Can't wait for the review ;)!!

Jessilyn (Jessica's Vision) said...

Wow that sounds like a really good read and a unique idea too with a great message you should always stand up for what you believe in ;)

Here is My Teaser!

Bere said...

Wow, fantastic teaser, Nikki! This one sounds great. Can't wait to hear thoughts on it =).

brandileigh2003 said...

Sounds neat- I haven't gotten to read this one yet.
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

I Eat Words said...

This book looks pretty interesting! Loving the teaser. :)

And thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my Delirium post! You should definitely make a video about your review on Delirium! I love watching and hearing people get excited about books, especially ones I enjoy as well! haha
And I know what you mean about the books continuing. But overall, I'm pretty excited about seeing what will happen next. I'm just hoping it will live up to Delirium!

Loving your site! :D

I Eat Words said...

I've been wanting to read, The Latte Rebellion!
And you should definitely read Audrey, Wait! I LOVED it!

BLHmistress said...

I have seen this around a couple times wasn't to sure about it but might have to check it out .

My Teaser Tuesday

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

I actually really enjoyed this book, and I'm excited to see your review, Nikki! Great teaser :)

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