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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Saving Maddie by Varian Johnson

Saving Maddie by Varian Johnson
"The wind picked up around us, pushing her scent toward me, and I took in a deep breath. The smell of her vanilla shampoo seemed right in place with the sweet taste of blackberry in my mouth."- page 6

About the Book: Joshua Wynn is a preacher’s son and a “good boy” who always does the right thing. Until Maddie comes back to town. Maddie is the daughter of the former associate pastor of Joshua’s church, and his childhood crush. Now Maddie is all grown up, gorgeous—and troubled. She wears provocative clothes to church, cusses, drinks, and fools around with older men. Joshua’s ears burn just listening to the things she did to get kicked out of boarding school, and her own home.

As time goes on, Josh goes against his parents and his own better instincts to keep Maddie from completely capsizing. Along the way, he begins to question his own rigid understanding of God and whether, as his mother says, a girl like Maddie is beyond redemption. Maddie leads Josh further astray than any girl ever has . . . but is there a way to reconcile his love for her and his love for his life in the church?

(I got this book from the book fairy (whoever you are- thank you!) I don't normally gravitate toward YA books without a paranormal theme, but I'm LOVING this one!

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!


Jess. said...

Vanilla shampoo smells amazing. :) Good teaser!

My teaser is up at Find the Time to Read

GMR said...

Interesting teaser....vanilla and blackberry would make a rather interesting combo. Happy reading!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love sentences I can almost smell.

If you get a chance, maybe you can visit my Teaser Tuesday :)

celi.a said...

Nice teaser! I'm not sure I like where that's going, but I like the flavors mentioned.

Book ♥ Soulmates said...

Cool teaser!! Vanilla and Blackberry would probably smell really nice together.

Here is our teaser for this week.


Emma said...

Beautiful teaser. I like the idea of this book.