24 January 2010

Read My Lips by Teri Brown

Popularity is as easy as a good secret.
Serena just wants to fly under the radar at her new school. But Serena is deaf, and she can read lips really well-even across the busy cafeteria. So when the popular girls discover her talent, there's no turning back.

From skater chick to cookie-cutter prep, Serena's identity has done a 180...almost. She still wants to date Miller, the school rebel, and she's not ready to trade her hoodies for pink tees just yet. But she is rising through the ranks in the school's most exclusive clique.

With each new secret she uncovers, Serena feels pressure to find out more. Reading lips has always been her greatest talent, but now Serena just feels like a gigantic snoop...

This book gave me some serious headaches but not so much that I stopped reading. It's just that it contains the bouts of insecurity often found in teenagers and it nearly killed me! Serena is likable and can be really
funny, but she's also an idiot most of the time in her decisions. However, I was rather fascinated by the ending and I absolutely loved the last page. I loved the romance, even though Serena nearly screws that up, too. It's believable and I loved this fresh new twist to stories. It's the first I've seen of a deaf girl who reads lips.

Definitely worth a shot. There's plenty of humor, emotion, and drama. I loved Teri Brown's imagination.

To me, there's nothing truly interesting about the cover but it's a good concept in relation to the book. It's very literal and I love the font.

The first line was great.  A nice opening because it leaves you hanging. You have to keep reading to find out what the heck the author is talking about. There's nothing immediately funny or deeply intriguing but it does meet the requirement of drawing the reader in.

Book Info:
  • pages - paperback, 238
  • published - June 2008
  • publisher - Simon Pulse
  • genre - contemporary fiction
  • received via - library
  • rating - 4/5