Teaser Tuesday: Girl Power and Chaos Walking

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Miz B from Should Be Reading. Here are the rules just in case you’re intrigued enough to join.

  • Grab your current read/s.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I deleted the ‘two sentences’ bit since I tend to include more than two sentences, truth be told).
  • 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 TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Since I usually tend to multi-task and read several books at the same time, my sharing today would be quite diverse.

It’s Great to be a Girl by Cindy Lim

 “Everyone has special gifts, Little Girl – including boys,” said Mummy.
“These special gifts are your strengths, your talents, your special abilities.”
Mummy looked over to a pretty picture of a snowman on the wall.
“See, you can draw and paint very well, and it’s easy for you to do. That’s a special gift – your special gift.”
Little Girl’s face beamed with delight. Then she remembered there was more.
“How else am I special, Mummy? Why are girls so special?”
Little Girl felt a strange, warm feeling growing inside her.
It was hope. It was joy. (unpaged)

I received a copy of this book from the author and it is truly a charming book that would be enjoyed by children – boys and girls alike.

The Ask and the Answer

His voice brightens a little. “The people will welcome this. I offer clarity where before there was only chaos.”

“Is Viola with the women?” I ask. “Is she okay?”

He looks back at me again. “You made a promise, Todd Hewitt,” he says. “Need I remind you once more? Just save her and I’ll do anything you want, I believe were your exact words.”

I lick my lips nervously. “How do I know yer keeping yer end of the bargain?”

“You don’t” he says, his eyes on mine, like he’s peering right past every lie I could tell him. “I want your faith in me, Todd, and faith with proof is no faith at all.” p. 50

Jacob Have I loved by Katherine Paterson

I began to cream my hands each night, sloshing lotion all over them and sleeping in a pair of mother’s worn white cotton gloves – perhaps the pair she was married in. Is that possible? It was stupid, I decided, to resign myself to being another Auntie Braxton. I was young and able, as my exams had proved. Without God, or a man, I could still conquer a small corner of the world – if I wanted to. My hands stubbornly refused to be softened. But I was determined not to give up on them this time. (p. 196)

It is with deliberation that I chose the last two novels to share with you apart from the fact that I am in the thick of reading both of them. It is because of the fact that both are award-winning-books, perfect for our very own Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. Do sign up here if you haven’t joined us yet. 🙂

What’s your teaser for the week?

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

27 comments on “Teaser Tuesday: Girl Power and Chaos Walking

  1. Interesting teaser! My teaser comes from a Patrick McManus book.


  2. Great teasers. I loved them all. They all had such cute covers too.

    My TT/Top Ten Tuesday post is here

    Happy Reading!

    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page at a Time


  3. Love those teasers! I so need to check these out – they sounds great! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    Here’s mine:


  4. Awesome teasers! Now I want to read these books….



  5. Great teasers! Thanks for sharing and stopping by mine this morning 😉


  6. Lovely addition of a children’s book for TT! Thanks for dropping by Read@UTS!


  7. Hmm interesting. I think I read Jacob I have loved when I was in middle school. It looks familiar. Great teasers. Thanks for stopping by!

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire


  8. I’ve always wanted to read the Ness books. I really need to get around to that soon.

    Thanks for stopping by mine!


  9. thanks for visiting my blog.. loved your teasers.. am definitely going to read the first one with my little ones soon,


    • Hi Lady in Read, I am not sure whether it is already available internationally though. My copy was given to me by a local author here in Singapore, Cindy Lim. 🙂


  10. Those were all great. i enjoyed reading them all.


  11. Great teasers! I need to catch up on the Chaos Walking trilogy, myself. Thanks for visiting my TT this week!


  12. Ooh, I love the Little Girl quote. I’ll have to keep an eye out for it.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog~


  13. Those all sound really cool! I sure wish I could do anything artistic like the Little Girl!! Thanks for stopping by my TT 🙂
    Stephanie @Steph’s Book Corner


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