Teaser Tuesdays #72: The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

 

 

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. 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 for The Movie Version by Emma WunschTitle: The Movie Version
Author: Emma Wunsch
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication Date: October 11, 2016
Summary (from Goodreads): A whip-smart, heart-wrenching debut YA novel about first love, first loss, and filmmaking that will delight fans of Jandy Nelson and Jennifer Niven

In the movie version of Amelia’s life, the roles have always been clear. Her older brother, Toby: definitely the Star. As popular with the stoners as he is with the cheerleaders, Toby is someone you’d pay ten bucks to watch sweep Battle of the Bands and build a “beach party” in the bathroom. As for Amelia? She’s Toby Anderson’s Younger Sister. She’s perfectly happy to watch Toby’s hijinks from the sidelines, when she’s not engrossed in one of her elaborately themed Netflix movie marathons.

But recently Toby’s been acting in a very non-movie-version way. He’s stopped hanging out with his horde of friends and started obsessively journaling and disappearing for days at a time. Amelia doesn’t know what’s happened to her awesome older brother, or who this strange actor is that’s taken his place. And there’s someone else pulling at her attention: a smart, cute new boyfriend who wants to know the real Amelia—not Toby’s Sidekick. Amelia feels adrift without her star, but to best help Toby—and herself—it might be time to cast a new role: Amelia Anderson, leading lady.

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I have not yet started this one, but I plan to very soon. I am so intrigued by the filmmaking aspects! I am super excited to get into the book and see what Amelia’s brother’s big secret is.

Here is the teaser:

“Before I met Epstein, if my life were a movie it would’ve been something in the vein of Elizabethtown or The Family Stone: good actors, terrible plot. On paper, my family might seem like a great reality TV show: hardworking restaurateur parents, a newly-in-love grandma who lives downstairs, the perfunctory long twin boys, the handsome older brother and his high-school hijinks.”

10 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesdays #72: The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

  1. Anne C says:

    This sounds good. I think this will be an over-all feel-good story with lots of touching scenes and life lessons. Thanks for the teaser!

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