Friday 56 & #BookBeginnings: Carrie Pilby


Grocery stores always give me a bag when I don't need one, when I've bought just a pack of gum or a banana or some potato chips that are in a bag already, and then I feel guilty about wasting the plastic, but the bag is on before I noticed them reaching for it so I don't say anything.
- p. 1

For Friday 56:
"What are you thinking about?" he asked. No one had ever done that before, simply asked me what was in my head. He put his now-empty glass on the kitchen counter and walked toward me. He looked serious and intense. I noticed a slight wobble in his step.
"Your syllabus," I lied.
- p. 56

About Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner:
Teen Genius (and Hermit) Carrie Pilby's To-Do List:
1. List 10 things you love (and DO THEM!)
2. Join a club (and TALK TO PEOPLE!)
3. Go on a date (with someone you actually LIKE!)
4. Tell someone you care (your therapist DOESN'T COUNT!)
5. Celebrate New Year's (with OTHER PEOPLE!)

Seriously? Carrie would rather stay in bed than deal with the immoral, sex-obsessed hypocrites who seem to overrun her hometown, New York City. She's sick of trying to be like everybody else. She isn't! But when her own therapist gives her a five-point plan to change her social-outcast status, Carrie takes a hard look at herself—and agrees to try. Suddenly the world doesn't seem so bad. But is prodigy Carrie really going to dumb things down just to fit in?

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19 comments:

  1. Interesting. Guys rarely ask what gals are thinking. :)

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    1. Ha. Sad but true. The context for this one is a bit weird though ... sorry, not giving anything away :)

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  2. This sounds really interesting! And I wonder what's in his syllabus... Also, the BB is so relatable. Grocery stores are a breeding ground for awkward situations! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    My BB
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. I find myself looking at people's carts and wondering ... why does she need 10 packs of edamame (or whatever). I totally get what you mean Juli :) Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Carrie sounds like a refreshing character. Thanks for sharing this new-to-me book and author.

    My post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/06/friday-focus-friday-56-book-beginnings.html

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    1. Know what, I was expecting this to be a fluffy teen read. Wrong! Carrie's pretty interesting!

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  4. I love the beginning of this one. I've thought the same thing a few times! The concept of the book sounds really interesting as well. I'll definitely have to look this one up.

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    1. I hope you do, Katherine. Someone said "don't bother" with this one but I didn't listen to them and rather enjoyed it!

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  5. Such a great beginning! I'm always telling grocery clerks that I don't need a bag in that same situation. I like the author's style of writing.
    My Friday post is here: WALLS FOR THE WIND.

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    1. I use the excess plastic bags as trash bags so for me it's not such a big deal.

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  6. What syllabus?!! Loved both!

    Here is my Book Beginning post!!

    AND

    Here is my Friday 56 post!!

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    1. Ahh, there is a clue there, Gautami. ;)

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  7. Thanks for posting about Carrie Pilby! It's in the process of being made into an indie film by three female Hollywood filmmakers, too... check this out and watch it happen! https://www.facebook.com/CarriePilbyTheMovie

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    1. Thanks so much for the info. Is this Caren, the author? :)

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    2. Yes, it's me! Thanks again! I appreciate your reading it, and actually liking it! ;)

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  8. Huh…sounds like a pretty awkward read ;) Here's my BB and 56.

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    1. I think the only awkward thing was me thinking that this would be fluffy chick lit!

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  9. Sounds like a fun read! I like the cover.

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  10. I'm with Sheila, she took the words from my mouth actually. Plus I love the fun cover!

    Happy weekend!

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