Teaser Tuesday: Pieces of Us by Margie Gelbwasser

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading 

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

    Pieces of UsPieces of Us by Margie Gelbwasser


    Two families. Four teens. A summer full of secrets. Every summer, hidden away in a lakeside community in upstate New York, four teens leave behind their old identities . . . and escape from their turbulent lives.

    But when he’s back in Philadelphia during the school year, Alex cannot suppress his anger at his father (who killed himself), his mother (whom he blames for it), and the girls who give it up too easy. His younger brother, Kyle, is angry too—at his abusive brother, and at their mother who doesn’t seem to care.

    Meanwhile, in suburban New Jersey, Katie plays the role of Miss Perfect while trying to forget a horrible, life-changing event that no one knows about. But Julie, her younger sister, sees Katie only as everything she’s not. And their mother will never let Julie forget it.

    Up at the lake, they can be anything, anyone. Free. But then Katie’s secret gets out, forcing each of them to face reality—before it tears them to pieces.

    Teaser from Pieces of Us (Page 40)

    For more than a month know, Katie has been moping around the house playing reverse dress-up.  Each morning, it’s a different combination of sweatpants and T-shirt.  The only ways I see her make any kind of effort is when she has cheer practice  Then it’s cheerleading skirt, ribbons ad cheer shirt like the rest of the sheep.

    Mama speaks softly to her, like she will break any minute.  She plots ways to get Ethan back.  Ignores Katie when she says he likes someone else now, they just grew apart.  It’s just high school, Mama.

    That’s my teaser for the week – what teaser do you have? 

6 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: Pieces of Us by Margie Gelbwasser

  1. Ooh nice! Haven’t heard of this one! Happy Reading!

    Here’s my Teaser

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  2. This sounds rather intriguing.

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  3. Interesting that this is coming from what seems to be a sibling. That’s a different approach.


  4. This one sounds like an intense and emotional read. The teaser definitely does an accurate job of showing what a high school break up is like, but based on the synopsis I’m wondering if it’s something a little deeper.

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