Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays!


It's Tuesday and time for a Teaser! You know the rules: take your current book and pick a 2-sentence teaser. No spoilers!

This week, I'm departing from my usual and reading a YA book. It's called Skeleton Creek and it interested me because of the format. The book looks like a journal, even printed in a handwriting font, and tells Ryan's part of the story. The other half - Sarah's story - is told in online videos. You have to go to the website, watch the videos and read the book to get the whole story. I think it's pretty cool and I think it's the direction that a lot of YA fiction will be heading.

So, without further ado, today's teaser. Ryan's having a bit of reality check:

"In the back of my mind, there had always been one important fact: None of the terrible monsters I'd imagined over the years had ever really come to get me. But now I saw that it was true - there really was a monster, and it really was going to scare me to death."


So, there you have it for this week - kids and monsters and video cameras. What could be mroe fun?

14 comments:

Kaye said...

Wow, great teaser. That does seem involved with the online parts. Not something I have read before but it does sound intriguing. Thanks for stopping by today. Manual of Detection did compel me to keep reading but honestly, the last 1/4 of the book lost some steam and it tended to get really weird. The whole premise is weird, but the end was almost TOO weird. I'd save my $ and get it out of the library or get a used copy.

Alexa said...

Oh creepy! The book sounds interesting with the video/reading format.

kaye said...

that actually sounds like a fun read.

Literary Feline said...

That does sound creepy. It sounds like a fun book. :-)

Margot said...

Kids and monsters do seem to go together. Not sure why that is. Great teaser. Hope you're enjoying the book.

ibeeeg said...

That is a great teaser!
I just put this book into my amazon list for a future read.

Lisa said...

Great teaser! And interesting concept as well. I read YA from time to time and I'll remember this one!

stacybuckeye said...

What an interesting format. I hope it is worthwhile.

Staci said...

That is a great teaser!! The kids at my school really want to read this book!

jlshall said...

Very intriguing - both the story and the concept of part print/part online publishing. And those are very spooky teasers!

Bluestocking said...

Wow this sounds really good!

Teaser

Alyce said...

That's a great teaser! I can relate to being scared of imaginary monsters as a kid.

Here's my post.

Book Bird Dog said...

Young adult books have to have interesting things like monsters that loom in the night. Nice tease!

Here's my post. http://bookbirddog.blogspot.com/2009/03/tuesday-teasers-2.html

Caspette said...

What a fantastic concept.

The book sounds good to!