Shut Out

Shut Out

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The battle of the sexes is on.

Most high school sports teams have rivalries with other schools. At Hamilton High, it's a civil war: the football team versus the soccer team. And for her part, Lissa is sick of it. Her quarterback boyfriend, Randy, is always ditching her to go pick a fight with the soccer team or to prank their locker room. And on three separate occasions Randy's car has been egged while he and Lissa were inside, making out. She is done competing with a bunch of sweaty boys for her own boyfriend's attention.

Lissa decides to end the rivalry once and for all: She and the other players' girlfriends go on a hookup strike. The boys won't get any action from them until the football and soccer teams make peace. What they don't count on is a new sort of rivalry: an impossible girls-against-boys showdown that hinges on who will cave to their libidos first. And Lissa never sees her own sexual tension with the leader of the boys, Cash Sterling, coming.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 137 x 206 x 23mm | 249g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0316175552
  • 9780316175555
  • 102,933

About Kody Keplinger

Kody Keplinger was born and raised in a small Kentucky town. She wrote her first novel, The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend), during her senior year of high school. The DUFF was a YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers and a Romantic Times Top Pick. Since then, Kody has written two more young adult novels, Shut Out and A Midsummer's Nightmare, and a middle grade novel, The Swift Boys & Me. She is the cofounder of Disability in Kidlit, a website devoted to the representation of disability in children's literature. Currently, Kody lives in New York City, where she teaches writing workshops and continues to write books for kids and teens. You can find out more about Kody and her books on her website:
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Rating details

27,083 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 28% (7,496)
4 33% (8,853)
3 28% (7,696)
2 9% (2,335)
1 3% (703)

Our customer reviews

We are The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club, to know more about this book, go to the post in our website: If you are interested, you can visit our website: The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club's Review: About The Book: Being in high school can difficult. And being with a high school boy who is in a sports team and loves pranks between other teams, it's just a living hell. Lissa is sick of her boyfriend. Hamilton High is in war, a civil war! The football team versus the soccer team. The logic thing here would be to prank another high schools teams, but Lissa's school is different. Her quarterback boyfriend, Randy, is more interested in picking a fight with someone from the soccer team than being with her, alone, in the car (Hello? Since when?) or doing stupid pranks to them. And it's not nice that while you're intimating with your boyfriend, someone throws at your boyfriend's car eggs or something like that. Why should she compete with a bunch of sweaty and huge boys? She should have her boyfriend's attention. Girls before pranks! So Lissa plans to end up this stupid rivalry and make all the boyfriends from the teams, soccer & football, to choose girls over pranks. And what is it that boys love more than sports and pranks? Girls/intimacy/hookups. So Lissa convinces all the players' girlfriend to go on a hookup strike: the boys won't have any attention from their girls until the teams make peace. But what started with a healthy plan turns out to be a girl against boys war that hinges on who will cave to their libidos first. Lissa had no problem with that until Cash Sterling put himself in her way, tempting her and making Lissa want to forget about war. Review: We love Kody Keplinger's books. Our first "Keplinger novel" we read was Shut Out and we fell for it instantly. Then we trusted our reading hopes to The DUFF and A Midsummer's Nightmare and now we're waiting, anxiously for more of Ms. Keplinger's stories. This teen love story is refreshing and lovable. Lissa is a control maniac and she's kind of mature in some points of the story. She sees this war between teams of the same high school ridiculous and tries to end it. How? Well, girl power. Why not? We've heard it from Madonna's songs and other books that what a woman can do no one can. So she tries to use that advantage. Boys love girls and sex and kisses and all that. So a hookup strike is the best thing Lissa cames up with after reading a book hot, cute and good soccer player Cash gives her. But everything ends up in a sex war: Boys vs. Girls. And Cash leads the boys and Lissa the girls. We loved Cash. Randy was an idiot and a childish guy and we didn't like him. Not at the beginning and surely not at the end of the book. And then Cash appears in Lissa's life. It was so cute. And then we now that he always liked Lissa and that just melted our hearts and made us do a team Cash flag. This book is a perfect summer read and not just because the romance between the characters (all of them!) but because this is a story about war between sex, friendship, forgiveness and finding love in the unexpected places. If you love our summer reads, this is definitely one of them and all of Kody Keplinger's books. That's why we ranked the book with a five gorjuss dolls and we're doing our summer blog hop about this wonderful, funny and fantastic book! So don't miss the change to read it and/or win it!!show more
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