alisa alering

Writer of fantasy and other fictions

Teaser Tuesdays


Just heard about this from Lakeside Musing, but it’s hosted by Should Be Reading.

It is a Tuesday and I am reading a book, so here goes:

I even made her a mix tape and left it at the grave. I hope you do not think that makes me weird.

From: the perks of being a wallflower, by stephen chbosky. p.93, Pocket Books ed.

Robb recommended this to me, and I’m really glad. I like it a lot. Reading it gives me a sense of well-being. For real.

Author: Alisa Alering

I write stories. I read stories.

6 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesdays

  1. Oh, that’s a good teaser! This book has been recommended to me before. I think my daughter even has it in her bookcase upstairs…I’ll have to take a look.

  2. That’s a very touching Teaser you have shared.

  3. I haven’t heard of this book before, I’ll have to give it a closer look.

  4. I must have read that book most of 10 years ago. Your memory is long. It could have been set in our next of the woods — reminded me of Waynesboro quite a bit. Listening to the Smiths in the Honda, etc.

    I’ll have to find it and take a look again. The POV is very well written. Aside from the sexual issues I had so much to ID with the character but cannot imaging putting anything like that together from my fragmented memories.

    • You mentioned it when we were talking about the recognition of the PA landscape in books. My guess is that it’s Western PA, and the city that’s on the other side of the tunnel they’re driving through is Pittsburgh.

      What seemed real to me was not so much the natural & architectural world, but the social world. The representation of cliques without over-focusing on them, the way the offbeat kids had their own worlds and rituals (late-night cigarettes at the Big Boy, anyone?), but without lionizing them as the one and only cool kids.

      I’m really glad I didn’t read it when it was closer to that time in my own life – I don’t think I would have been able to see it half so well.

  5. A great teaser for a great book.

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