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Teaser Tuesdays: When You Reach Me

July 8th, 2014 (10:25 pm)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along. Just do the 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 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!
Stead - When You Reach Me

My teaser today is from When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead. The main character and some of her friends have been working in a sandwich shop. (The term V-cut describes the way the sandwiches are supposed to be sliced.) Now her rival Julia, the local mean girl, is showing signs of wanting to horn in on their new job. Here is the teaser:

Julia, who was pretending I hadn't just walked in, seemed to be in the middle of a long speech about how American cheese wasn't even real cheese, strictly speaking. I saw her long fingers gesturing toward the not-cheese, and I knew instantly that her V-cut would be flawless, that by Monday she would be behind the counter with Annemarie and Colin, and that her apron, the same kind that looked gray and baggy on everyone else, would somehow be perfect on her.