Thursday, September 1, 2011

Review-Shut Out

I read Kody's first book and I just fell in love with it.  It was straightforward and thought provoking, a really great addition to the YA genre and a kick-a** debut.  There are quite a few authors who write contemporary novels and then their second book falls short, but that isn't the case with Kody's second novel.  It's funny, brash, and tests social norms in all the way that Kody's first novel did.  This one is based off of a Greek play, which I think is always interesting because I 1) really despise the classics and such that I have to read in school, and 2) I enjoy seeing how different people put twists on classic stories.  Lissa was such a great character because she had flaws, and although I've never participated in a sex strike I felt like I had so much in common with her.  The main reason I think that this book is important for most girls to read today is the topic it discusses.  This book is, in essence, all about sex, and at it's core, what it's like to be a female and the roll sex plays in our lives.  Kody makes some very important points about how we as a society view sex when it comes to the female gender.  This book is such a great help for all girls who wonder what "normal sex" is.  There is also that very important component that involves cute boys, sassy girls, and of course just the right amount of sexual humor and tension that makes these books all so relateable.  Kody is such an outstanding author and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next, but whatever it is I'm sure it will be just amazing.  I think that even if you aren't a teenage girl you should read this book (yes that means you too guys) because there are some great points in this book.  If only the original plays and such these books were based off of were more like this I would not hesitate to read them in class when they were assigned.  Although I'm sure that there would be some people who would, but what can you do?

Released on September 6, 2011

5/5 dust spirits


  1. I really want to read this books, the cover is so awesome =)

  2. I think this is good as a YA book or even a good adult read bc the same questions and standards those girls faced are the same ones adult women deal with. So bravo to Kody!!