TEASER TUESDAYS is hosted by MizB at Should be Reading; I’ve modified this version to allow more than two sentences from anywhere on the page:
- Grab your current read.
- Let the book fall open to a random page.
- Share with us one or two “teaser” sentences” from that page. Please share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
Here are my two teaser sentences:
Although she’s been compared to the most famous female sleuth of children’s literature, Nancy Drew, Harriet, in fact, has long reminded me of another precocious young tomboy of classic literature who goes through a loss of innocence: Scout Finch. Like Scout, she is scrappy, primarily male-identified (Harriet’s father seems to play a more influential role in her life than her mother, who is neither career woman nor homemaker), obsessed with spying on her neighbors (birdcage designer Harrison Withers is Harriet’s Boo Radley), and is among other things, the recipient of a role as a foodstuff in a school holiday pageant (Harriet is an onion to Scout’s ham).
Brilliant, isn’t it?! This is from Lizzie Skurnick’s Shelf Discovery, and is commentary on the childhood classic Harriet the Spy. I’ve never connected the dots from To Kill a Mockingbird to Harriet the Spy, but Skurnick makes a convincing argument, doesn’t she?!
Harriet the Spy is one of the books I’ll be reading/re-reading for BookingMama’s Shelf Discovery Reading Challenge. I’ll give Shelf Discovery itself a full review at some point, likely after I finish the reading challenge (I’m not reading it in a linear fashion, more of browsing and reading as I make my reading list).
Have you read Harriet the Spy? Did you want to be her (come on, admit it!)?!