Shut Out - Kody Keplinger

Synopsis: Most high school sports teams have rivalries with other schools. At Hamilton High, it’s a civil war: the football team versus the soccer team. And for her part, Lissa is sick of it. Her quarterback boyfriend, Randy, is always ditching her to go pick a fight with the soccer team or to prank their locker room. And on three separate occasions Randy’s car has been egged while he and Lissa were inside, making out. She is done competing with a bunch of sweaty boys for her own boyfriend’s attention.

Lissa decides to end the rivalry once and for all: she and the other players’ girlfriends go on a hookup strike. The boys won’t get any action from them until the football and soccer teams make peace. What they don’t count on is a new sort of rivalry: an impossible girls-against-boys showdown that hinges on who will cave to their libidos first. And Lissa never sees her own sexual tension with the leader of the boys, Cash Sterling, coming.

Review: This was such a fun read! Definitely much lighter than some of the books I’ve been reading of late, so I got through this in no time.

Lissa is sick of her boyfriend Randy continuously putting her second to an ongoing feud between the footballers and the soccer players. So are all the other players girlfriends. Lissa comes up with the idea that they will all abstain from sexual activity in a bid to try and win back the attention of their men and put an end to this fued for once and for all.

Things don’t always work out how you plan however and the boys decide to fight back!

I really loved the relationships in this book… in particular the relationship with the girls all going from “frenemies” who name call and can’t get along, to a solid group of friends who bond and slowly start to share their own personal experiences with each other.

I also enjoyed the blossoming romance between Lissa and Cash. I really enjoy flirtatious interactions and there was SO many in this book that I was just lapping it up!

Probably didn’t live up to its hype, and I only say this because there was SO.much.hype surrounding this book that I thought it was going to be book of the year or something! That said, I am still giving it a 4/5 simply because it was pure endulgence reading this book and I had fun reading it. And really, isn’t that what reading is all about?

Rating: 4 out of 5

What do you think?

  • Giselle says:

    There IS a lot of hype for this book huh! I was wondering if it was as good as they say. It sounds like a fun, quick read. Great review.

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  • Racquel says:

    I’m DYING to read this!! It looks like just my type of read= fun, funny & fast.

    I read a sample chapter & I was laughing the entire time and that only the first chapter so I really do have high expectations for this. I’m glad you liked it, sucks that you didn’t feel like it lived up to the hype but a hype is the absolute worst thing a book can get I think. It kind of takes away from it’s quality I think…

    -thank you&come again.

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