Yep! Shut Out, by the fabulous Kody Keplinger! Whether you read The DUFF or not (and if not, WHY NOT?) you will love this book. It's all kinds of awesomesauce!
And, the fabulous Kody also answered some questions for me, so, if you want to know which of her characters she's crushing on, read on...
Okay, Kody. Wesley or Cash? (or Randy?)
In my dreams, Wesley. I like to imagine some super sexy bad boy would fall for me. But in reality, I think I'd be more attracted to Cash. Bad boys are great in theory, but in practice, a boy who reads a lot and is sweet is more my speed.
Who has a better poker face, Bianca or Lissa?
I'd say Lissa. She's pretty good at keeping things to herself. But Bianca has a killer poker face, too, so its a close race.
In a bar fight where should I put my money, Bianca or Lissa?
Oh, Bianca FOR SURE. She's short, but she'd be scrappy. Lissa's a little too nice to be a good fighter.
In a high school yearbook:
Lissa would be voted most likely to: Drive Her College Roommate Crazy.
Randy would be voted most likely to: Become an Underwear Model.
Cash would be voted most likely to: Be the Next David Beckham.
There is a strong sex-positive message in Shut Out. How has this been received?
So far, so good! Most reviews seem to be really positive, and everyone seems to approve of the message being presented. I'm hoping teens, librarians, and teachers will feel the same way when the book is out in September!
Had you read Lysistrata before starting Shut Out, or did Cash suggest it too you?
Sadly, Cash didn't recommend Lysistrata to me. I read it a Western Civilizations class my freshman year of college, and halfway into the play I turned to my roommate and said, "This would be a great high school comedy." Then I emailed my agent with the idea, and her exact response was "DO ITTTTTTT!!!!" So I did! And I will say, the adorable young professor with a French accent who made us read the play was pretty darn hot. So that's nice.
And, last, but not least, what is the title of the book we’re co-writing? ;pEasy. It’s called SEXY BOYS, BADASS GIRLS, AND SOME ACTUAL PLOT MAYBE.
I was thinking SHIRTLESS SEXY BOYS, BADASS GIRLS, AND SOME ACTUAL PLOT MAYBE, but we can haggle over the details later ;p
So, to enter, all you need to do is comment below by noon (PST) on Friday 7/19. And, because I'm always thinking of you, I'll throw in a signed copy of Original Sin! You must be 13 or older to enter. Open internationally. You also get an extra entry for Tweeting or Facebooking this contest, so spread the word! =)