Teaser Tuesdays #3: Audacious by Gabrielle Prendergast


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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!

Today’s Teaser Tuesday:

Book cover of Audacious by Gabrielle Pendergrast
Summary (from Goodreads): 
Sixteen year old Raphaelle is that girl who says the wrong thing, who crosses the wrong person, who has the wrong hair, the wrong body, the wrong attitude, the totally wrong clothes. She can’t do anything right, except draw, but she draws the wrong pictures. When her father moves the family to a small prairie city, Raphaelle wants to leave behind the misfit rebel, the outcast, the vengeful trouble-maker she was. Reborn as “Ella,” she plans fit in at her new school, while her perfect younger sister goes to the Catholic girls’ school and her emotionally fragile mother looks for a job.

But Ella might just be a different kind of misfit. She’s drawn to a brooding boy in her art class, Samir, and expresses her confused feelings in an explicit artwork. When a classmate texts a photo of Ella’s art to a younger friend, the horrendous fallout spreads though Ella’s life like an uncontrollable disease. Ella is expelled from school and faces pornography charges, her mother is hospitalized, her sister fails all her classes, and her distant father finally notices something is wrong.

Goodreads | Book Depository

Here is the teaser:

**Side note: Audacious is told in verse. This is from the poem on page 33 entitled “First Day of School”.

“No one

Looks at me

Or talks to me

All day.

At Starbucks

A boy with deep brown eyes

Who might have been in my art class

Serves me chai.”

If you have done a Teaser Tuesday yourself, leave a comment with your link and I will be sure to check it out. 🙂

7 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesdays #3: Audacious by Gabrielle Prendergast

  1. Silvia says:

    You got my attention as soon as I read ‘Audacious is told in verse‘! Very interesting teaser and book, thanks for sharing 🙂

    P.S.: Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, and I’m a new follower!

  2. writenote1 says:

    What’s it like reading a book in verse? I read a crime one like that recently – it was interesting but took a while to get used to.

    Thanks for visiting Write Note Reviews.

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