Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Earthquake Machine


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along, just do as 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 any spoilers so as not to ruin the book for others!
Make sure to share the title and the author so other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their to be read piles.

This Weeks Teaser Comes From:

Title: The Earthquake Machine
Author: Mary Pauline Lowry




SUMMARY: The Earthquake Machine tells the story of 14 year-old Rhonda. On the outside, everything looks perfect in Rhonda's world but at home Rhonda has to deal with a manipulative father who keeps her mentally ill mother hooked on pharmaceuticals. The only reliable person in Rhonda's life is her family's Mexican yardman, Jes s. But when the INS deports Jes?'s back to his home state of Oaxaca, Rhonda is left alone with her increasingly painful family situation. Determined to find her friend Jes s, Rhonda seizes an opportunity to run away during a camping trip with friends. She swims to the Mexican side of the Rio Grande and makes her way to the border town of Boquillas, Mexico. There a peyote-addled bartender convinces her she won't be safe traveling alone into the country's interior. So with the bartender's help, Rhonda cuts her hair and assumes the identity of a Mexican boy named Angel. She then sets off on a burro across the desert to look for Jes s. Thus begins a wild adventure that explores the borders between the United States and Mexico, adolescence and adulthood, male and female, English and Spanish, and adult coming-of-age and Young Adult novels.



Teaser:
Angel felt lightheaded from hunger; the part of her mind that made the rational decisions had shut
Pages 178 

What do you think?
Have teasers of your own?
Makes sure to leave a link, so I can check them out!

Come back Thursday for the review of Earthquake Machine, and a guest post by the author, Mary Pauline Lowry
Thanks for stopping by Unabridged Bookshelf!!

3 comments:

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Nice teaser! I have this up for review. I'll be curious to see what you think.

LibrarySnake said...

Wow, this sounds like a fascinting book. I have to add it to my list ;)

http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2012/02/teaser-tuesday_28.html

Natasha said...

I don't think I've heard of this one.. sounds goood:)
I follow your blog!

Here's mine:
http://www.bookmarkyourthoughts.com/2012/02/teaser-tuesday-february-28th-2012.html

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