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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: A Girl from Yamhill


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading

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!

A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary p. 172

"When school started in September, girls discovered that boys, awful n the sixth grade, had become terrible in the seventh grade. They said bad words, some of which we did not understand."

This makes me think of the scene where Ramona is really upset and declares that she's going to say "a bad word" and she yells "Guts!" and her parents and Beezus all laugh and she's then even more upset because that was the baddest word she knew. Throughout this book I am seeing glimpses of Ramona and Ellen and other beloved Cleary characters.

4 comments:

Julie @ Read Handed said...

Oh my goodness. Beverly Cleary is my favorite. I read this memoir as a child because I loved her books so much. I really need to reread it now as an adult. And the Ramona scenario. That brings me back.

Jo said...

I grew up loving her books -- and I've never seen this one, so will put it on my TBR list. :)

Celise Winters said...

That sounds hilarious! Lol!

Here's mine: http://incandescentenchantments.blogspot.com/2011/09/teaser-tuesdays-5.html

GraceKrispy said...

This must be the only Beverly Cleary book I never read! I will have to check it out :)

Here’s my teaser!