Shut Out by Kody Keplinger
Publication Date: September 5, 2011
Source: I purchased this myself at my local Indigo.
Shut Out tells the story of Lissa. Lissa is a highschool student and works her local library. Lissa is sick and tired of her school’s rivalry between the soccer team and the football team. The reason for this? Well mainly she feels her boyfriend Randy is paying less attention to her when the rivalry is taking place. She also does not agree with the rivalry because some members of the team have gotten hurt due to the fact that the rivalry has gotten more intense and the pranks the players have been playing have gotten more serious. Lissa decides the best way to solve this is to, with the help of the other girlfriends of the team members, to go on a sex strike!
Lissa was mainly a good character but I did have some annoyances with her. But those mainly had to do with her relationships with the guys in her life. Randy was an annoying character and when he and Lissa where together I did not enjoy their relationship. A lot of the issues that Lissa and Randy have are due to Lissa being unable to open up to him. I understand why Lissa acted like this but I wish she would have opened up more…
Which brings me to the main love interest! Who I did like (But I have to say that I did not like him as much as I did Wesley from The Duff)! Cash is a soccer player and one of the players involved in the school rivalry. He was really sweet and I loved how he enjoyed reading! Lissa feels like she can be herself and open up to Cash and I definitely enjoyed their interactions.
The other characters in the book consisted of the girls in on the sex strike with Lissa and her dad and brother. I didn’t have to big of an opinion of most of the girls that where in on the strike, but that’s because they did not have too big of a part in the book. Lissa’s one main friend in Shut Out was Chole. I loved Chole she was funny and I loved that she didn’t care what other though about her. She also was the only girl who was on the strike who did not have a boyfriend.
I enjoyed Shut Out. It was a really quick and fun read. I think that anyone who loved The Duff and enjoys cute stories will enjoy Shut Out.
What I rate this : 4/5 stars.