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Shut Out by Kody Keplinger - Goodreads. Author Kody Keplinger, author of young adult and middle grade books. SHUT OUT. M ost high school sports teams . To ask other readers questions about Shut Out, please sign up. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles The DUFF by Kody Keplinger Rules of Attraction by . SHUT OUT - Author Kody Keplinger. The girls of Hamilton High are going on strike. Sick of the rivalry between their boyfriends' American football and soccer.
Details if other: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Shut Out by Kody Keplinger. Most high school sports teams have rivalries with other schools. At Hamilton High, it's a civil war: 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 Most high school sports teams have rivalries with other schools. 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: And Lissa never sees her own sexual tension with the leader of the boys, Cash Sterling, coming. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Hamilton, Michigan United States. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Shut Out , please sign up. Kayla there is plenty of drama. Kayla if you are ok with them talking about sex and alot of very sexaul descriptions then yes but if you are not cofmfortable with that i recommend you not …more if you are ok with them talking about sex and alot of very sexaul descriptions then yes but if you are not cofmfortable with that i recommend you not read it becuase the book is basically based aound that kind of stuff.
See all 7 questions about Shut Out…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Feb 14, Christy rated it really liked it. Shut Out is one of those books that was so fun to listen to! But they're also on the light side and entertaining. This was just the type of story I was in the mood for!
Lissa is sick of the feud at her school. Soccer boys vs. Football boys. It's been going on too long. It's effecting her and her rel 4 stars!
It's effecting her and her relationship with her football playing boyfriend. After enough is enough she decides to fight back. She gets together with the girls dating other players from both teams and they unite. They make a pack to 'hold out' until this feud is over. The boys will surely stop this if they're getting cut off, right?
It seems like a legit plan but things never seem to go according to plan Lissa was a fantastic heroine. I love the way she was with her family, she reminded me a lot of myself in that regard. Her dad and brother were great, and her best friend Casey had me laughing throughout the story. I loved how her relationship with our hero progressed. The narration was good when it came to Lissa, but anytime she was voicing any other character, not so great. Still, overall this is an audiobook I would recommend and I would definitely recommend reading it for all YA lovers.
View all 33 comments. Mar 17, Lamia rated it did not like it Shelves: You know there's something wrong with a book when the boys are falling all over themselves for the main character and you're wondering why.
I guess Lissa was okay at first. For the first half, maybe. But then she turned into this huge caricature who just lost all intelligence and became obsessed with winning the "war" and finding every pretext to feel sorry for herself. I am aware not all teenagers are sensible, responsible beings.
I do, however, like to actually feel something other than annoyan You know there's something wrong with a book when the boys are falling all over themselves for the main character and you're wondering why. I do, however, like to actually feel something other than annoyance for a book narrator. Which is sadly all that I felt here. Another qualm I have about this book: Let me explain. I don't know if you've ever read one of Kody's blog articles, but she heavily denounces the disparity between males and females when talking about sex.
And I do like her blog posts. I agree with her whole-heartedly, it is unfair. BUT, as a reader, I really don't need to be lectured all the way through the novel. I do understand that literature is one of the ways you can change people's mentality, but in this case, it was so completely blatant that I felt I was reading the author's views more than the character's. Which is a shame, really, as I would have loved reading a book delivering the same content, with, you know.
Craft and subtlety. I was actually going to give this one 2 stars, but Lissa managed to heighten my frustration to such spectacular levels at the end that I just couldn't even give it that.
View all 10 comments. Sep 07, Ari rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I know why some people might not like this book, I understand the problems they might have with the situations, the characters and so on, but i'm as sure as hell that i did like it, probably as much as I liked The DUFF.
Full review: I always read some reviews here and there about some books - not only this one and I see people saying that [this] or [that] are not some books that they would allow their I know why some people might not like this book, I understand the problems they might have with the situations, the characters and so on, but i'm as sure as hell that i did like it, probably as much as I liked The DUFF. Am I the only one thinking that something is not right?
Some people think that if the kids don't read about some things, they are somehow protected, but in fact, it is not true, because without you knowing, those kids are doing as much and more, and they get to the point of being clueless, like the characters in this book, not knowing what is normal, and what is not.
On the other hand, of course being a good parent is a big responsibility, and it seems to be something hard to achieve - not allowing too much but not being too strict either, and I wouldn't know since I am not a parent yet. But anyways this is raising some questions that have to be answered. Now about the book: This is exactly the kind of book I would have wanted to read in high school.. Well I wish my younger self would have been more sure about her decisions and wouldn't have felt like she was missing something when in fact this is such a private subject that you're the only one who could tell what is good and what is wrong for yourself..
I don't know why it is advertised the way it is, but the content of this books is lighter compared to some other books. SHUT OUT is more about discovering yourself, defining what is 'normal' by your own terms, not letting other people's life control what you want to do, respecting yourself and your body and making decisions based on what makes you feel happy, and comfortable, and safe.
It's about the pressure from the others and not letting it bother you, change you, define you. But I'll start from the beginning, to make some things more clear. The book starts in the middle of the war between the soccer team and the football team. We didn't have any kind of teams back in high school there were some games between the teachers and the students but those don't count at this point , but I could see this happening..
Boys are always boys, and they don't need the best reasons in the world to pick a fight. The first scene including some car egging is, as you might think, absolutely ridiculous, and it only reminded me about how silly boys are in high school and it made me roll my eyes. But from there on, form my part at least, there was not too much eyes-rolling and I found the book to be quite entertaining and fun, and between the words there are also some good messages.
To put it short, the main character Lissa is sick of being second on her boyfriend's list of priorities, she is tired of being lied to, and she is even more annoyed to find out that this "war" is getting people really hurt, so she decides to put an end to it.
She talks with the girlfriends of all the other players and decides to not give the boys what they want, until they give up the stupid fight. This sounds pretty easy right? Well, it should be, but then the strike is backfiring in their own faces and the boys with their new "leader" make their own moves, and things get a little more complicated and fun to watch from time to time a bit ridiculous as well, but fun nevertheless.
Of course one of the results was the expected one, and Lissa got a ticket in the first row for it, but the fact that there were some realistic facts in it, made this books so great. I liked their sleepovers and talking sessions, and I like that everyone felt at some point free to speak their mind, and if they made a decision about their own personal life, no one was there to convince them otherwise. I am of course talking about Mary here - she was sweet and kind, and a bit shy. She knew she wasn't ready to take her relationship to the next level and even when she heard the other girls talking about their experience she still didn't change her mind.
At the opposite side we find Chloe - she doesn't have a boyfriend, doesn't need one, never sleeps with someone having a girlfriend and really enjoys one-night-stands.
But there was more to her than this. Being Lissa's friend we found more about her, and I wish I could have a friend like her. She was what you call 'a good friend', telling you when you were right or wrong, being supportive but also speaking her mind, always there for her friend no matter what - I guess she was my favorite character in the book..
I liked her even more when she opened Lissa's eyes, making her understand that the strike was meant to stop a fight not create another, making her understand that hurting people is what they were suppose to stop - she was a good friend even after all this time. I should mention Lissa's father too, because I really liked him.
It was hard for him to watch for his daughter and the only thing he could do was give her some advices on some subjects at least. He let her make her own decisions, based on her happiness, and he was as supportive as he could. Now back to the boys.. I understand why Lissa felt so safe in a relationship that didn't make her always happy, and I think I know why she liked Cash better and Oh!
I love that scene from the 'last summer'.. There were some things that made me really confused and I can't say that I could relate with Lissa and to begin with, I think that she deserved way more than the backseat of some car at some point - just saying , but I kind of understood her and her actions. It made me sad her confession about needing a mother to talk or even a stepmother because she didn't know what was right or wrong and she needed someone to be there for her and give her some advices.
I wanted her to have more confidence under that "Ice Queen" appearance, but she was just a kid, it is normal for her to have doubts and search for answers. And of course the love story is kind of sweet, with the ups and downs - I just wish they have realized sooner that they like each other and not make so many self-assumptions. One more thing I want to add: All in one - a great read.
I enjoyed this book from the first page to the last one and I am waiting for Kody's new book now: D This review can also be found at ReadingAfterMidnight. View all 7 comments. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out.
Let go a little and just let life happen. Her boyfriend Randy keeps putting her second to a stupid rivalry between the football players and the soccer players at her high school.
Every time they make out in his car it gets egged, he leaves dates early for retaliation attacks and so on. Lissa isn't the only one fed up, all of the girlfriends for boys on bo 3.
Lissa isn't the only one fed up, all of the girlfriends for boys on both of the teams are done. So Lissa comes up with a plan: But with this no sex plan comes consequences and the girls learn which boys they can trust once sex is removed.
On top of that Lissa now has to work with Cash, a boy from the soccer team and who she once had a crush on before she got with Randy. Most girls would cave as soon as I gave them the puppy-dog look with these amazing eyes. I like boys. Not dogs. You should've dated a different girl if you wanted someone to bend to your will.
It lacked the emotional punch that usually comes with Keplinger's books, and Cash as a hero seemed so clueless most of the time that I wanted to punch him. As with all of Kody's books I was sucked in by the writing and finished this book in a matter of hours, but it wasn't a big winner for me.
Maybe a little winner. I will say as a person who works in libraries, and I worked my way from the bottom up I got a little nitpicky about Lissa's job as a shelver in a library while reading. I've never known any job title to be a shelver, it's a page who does that work.
And pages almost never ever shelve together, they get their own sections and carts and it's a solitary job. So the scenes where Cash and Lissa keep getting put together shelving we not realistic for me. And before y'all attack me I know it's a book it's not real life, but it took me out of the story and that took away from the believability in the book for me.
But in the end, that's what matters. And we only scratched the surface of Kelsey and Cash as other side characters.
The focus kept being solely on Lissa and Randy and I kid of wish the author had written more. This review is sounding like a bitch fest. I really did enjoy reading, and I don't regret reading it, but it's not something I would readily recommend to other readers.
View all 28 comments. Well, just follow Kody Keplinger's recipe cause she's got it down to a science! They'll call me a pussy. So no matter what you do, you're going to be some form of genitalia.
And what I loved most about her? She felt like a real teenager who at times-let's be honest, more often than not- made mistakes. She was also strong. She wasn't perfect or 3. She wasn't perfect or had some constant God-sent advice for all her problems.
She sounded real, and yes, I was annoyed with her at times, but when I sit back and think about how I was at that age, I have to admit, I was a pain in the ass too. Not the boyfriend, the high school drama or even the plot.
It was the effin amazing friends that surround her! The friendships were breathtakingly beautiful and I don't mean in their perfection but in their realness. I mean I know that Chloe was one of the supporting characters but to be honest she could have been the lead for all I care. That's how much I loved her. Effin goldmine here. If you've read other reviews you'll know I usually rant about the fact that nowadays authors tend to only make the female lead and her best friend the only characters you like.
But Kody Keplinger managed to wow me with countless friends and thank the Lord with the absence of the cliche mean girl. She was able to give depth to not only Lissa which btw her name's Melissa, just felt like I had to point it out: P but to every character. They're all distinct in their own ways. Can I hear a hallelujah?! Someone who will see how lucky they are to have you. I knew that now. But she had known something all along that I hadn't: We all wanted different things, and that was okay.
Chloe wanted sex without commitment. Mary wanted to wait until she was ready. And I wasn't sure what I wanted, but I didn't want to make any decisions until I knew. And I was proud of that. I mean, it's not like I expect great wonders from these books or anything but I do tend to expect some difference in the characters as the book progresses, especially if the point of the plot has some kind of maturity not that this plot was mature or anything, sex strike is not a sensible way to go.
What I mean is some plots tend to lead the characters to growing up and finding themselves. This was one of them. And we see her growth in the way she learns to deal with her family, in the way she starts to accept herself and in the way she starts to carry herself as a person. And I loved that. And finally Do you know how sometimes books are preachy or you feel like the author is just shoving their own beliefs down your throat as you read the book? You know how sometimes it's annoying as heck?
Well, while it may feel like the author is driving her advice home through these characters, I couldn't help but wholeheartedly agree.
You should like it, but you shouldn't like it too much or talk about how much you like it. You should do it, but you shouldn't do it with too many people or talk about how much you're doing it. It's like there are so many rules, but none of them make sense.
That it shouldn't be broadcast like some news at 6. We're taught to judge a girl's worth by the amount of guys she's slept with but at the same time taught to admire guys because of how many women he's been able to take to bed.
Girls are taught that if you like sex too much, you're a whore but if you don't like it you're a prude. Guys are taught that the more women you sleep with, the cooler you'll be and if you don't like to sleep around then obviously you must be gay. Sometimes life and choices aren't as black and white. And I loved how Shut Out portrayed it. In the end it wasn't perfect but it did manage to make me think. And if that's something I could take away from a YA contemporary romance then great.
View all 21 comments. People who like battle of the sexes type books He looked down at me for a long second before continuing. I even tried to break back into my normal genre And, I'll be the first to admit it, her male leads are unforgettable.
First, Wesley. And now, Cash Sterling??? I mean, no, they aren't amazing or crazy memorable, but they are sweet, endearing, kind-they fall hard for the female leads and they have the confidence and cockiness that gives them that sexy little edge that I have been missing, lately. My point to all this??
I read two other books, fully, before this, and I literally skipped their reviews don't worry, I'll go back to them this week to write this one. Because when a book makes me feel good Did you just mark a typo in your book? Of course not. Why would you say that? It feels so wrong, but oh so right. I went to put a four, because, come on, how juvenile is this plot??
More than once I tried to imagine any one of my friends picking this up and not rolling their eyes When I have a specific book type in my head, it's literally the only kind of book that will get a good rating from me. I dunno. It's perfect for my mood right now. Like food? Fish that are alive. I can't swim in lakes or rivers or anything besides a swimming pool because I'm always convinced the fish are swimming all over me You wouldn't be you without it.
And my biggest warning to anyone who trusts my thoughts or reviews??? This book is dangerously cheesy.
It has alll the cheese!!! But only the best kind of cheese. So, here's the plot, in a nutshell. Lissa has a douchey boyfriend, Randy. Randy is on the football team. The football team and the soccer team have this epic not so epic, it's more moronic-me and the girls agree on this front rivalry that's been going on for years and years People are kind of getting hurt-it's no longer just an emotional thing.
And so, after being put second for the final time, Lissa decides enough is enough. She gathers all the girlfriends of the football and soccer players and induces a strike. What kind of strike, you ask?? Well, it's simple: No more sex until the rivalry is over. It sounds soooo juvenile. And, in a way, it is. But then again, I didn't find it to be so-this author has a way of making it all seem Authentic as any teenage melodrama could be.
And, hold the eye rolling, I actually really enjoyed this plot. It put the skeezers in the lime light and showed what boys were truly in love with their girls I could just make out the boys' retreating backs as they skirted across Ellen's backyard and out toward the gravel back roads of Hamilton.
The moonlight framed their silhouettes, and for a moment, one paused. I could see him turning his head back, but he was too far off for me to recognize his face as he looked at the house. At the window.
At me. Somehow, I knew it was Cash. Cash Sterling. What a sweetheart. He got under my skin, deep. I won't say he weaseled his way deeper than Wesley in my heart, but he got a nice little spot in the corner, saved all just for him.
He was the guy always in the background, always secretly supporting Lissa and helping her when she fell. He was the guy that when her heart got broken time and again, he silently helped her pick up the pieces. I absolutely adored the way he treated her, the way he looked at her. I loved the way he was, just in general.
I only wish we'd have gotten more time with him My body was riddled with electric shocks as his kisses grew more intense. My fingers grasped at his short brown hair, pulling him to me. I'd never felt like this, like I wanted to climb into another person's skin. Like I wanted every inch of him to touch every inch of me, to twine myself around him and never let go.
I'd never kissed anyone this way. So, yeah. I really enjoyed this. It had tons of stuff that was moronic, naturally, with that kind of plot The biggest problem I see people having is the assumptions.
Assuming it was all a game. Assuming 'he' thought he was too good for her.
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Assuming that kiss wasn't real. Not talking to each other about what they really felt for one another or what happened in the past But, eh. I enjoyed this WAY too much to nitpick.
It is what it is-I paid for cheap thrills and wanted petty high school drama. I got it. For more of my reviews, please visit: View all 31 comments. May 19, Monisha rated it liked it Shelves: But then the boys put Cash whose totally drop dead gorgeous may I add as their leader and they start to fight back. But who will eventually cave and admit defeat? And is Lissa getting far too involved than she should be? Shut Out, was a good book, even though I thought 'woah high school girls?
Probably more than most adults want to admit. So, it is reality and it shouldn't be taboo to write about it. I think that every girl can relate to one of the issues revolving around sex in this book, maybe more. There is frank talk about teenage girls' sexual lives, exploration of double standards, it's okay to not be ashamed of who you are, don't change yourself for a guy, don't do something you're not comfortable with, and you should always talk to someone if you're having a bad time, you'll feel better after - even if it's just your friends that you're talking to and an inspiration from a classic I'm a sucker for modern re-tellings.
Now, the bad: Said ego-centrism highlighted here: It was an one-dimensional YA book to me. But whatever.
Shut Out was a good read. It had it's frustrating moments, sigh worthy moments, and its hilarious moments; and the sex strike was ingenious. So, a 3. View all 20 comments. Aug 15, TheBookSmugglers rated it it was ok. Original review posted on The Book Smugglers: This foments a battle of the sexes as both sides try to stand their ground until eventually, the men give in and peace is achieved.
I was curious to see how Kody Keplinger would deal with this premise in a modern context and especially with what I, personally, consider the most troubling aspects of the play when taken out of its historical context: Lissa then concocts this plan and rallies all the girlfriends to join her on a hookup strike.
As the battle rages on, the girls become friends and share their fears and hopes about sex and boys whilst Lissa becomes disillusioned with Randy and falls in love with another guy, Cash Sterling.
I am troubled by this novel. On the one hand there are quite a few positive things about it. The novel is honestly quite fun if one can disregard the premise and the potentially problematic aspects that stem from it. Maybe awesomely ridiculous? I also breezed through the book quite easily.
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The most positive aspect of the novel however, was definitely the frank discussions about sex that the girls had once the feud starts and the friendship that grows between them. There is an exploration about slut shaming and how harmful and unfair it is especially when considering that boys grow a positive reputation for the same sort of experience that the girls are shamed for. There are conversations about the fact that there is no normal when it comes to sex: On the other hand and I am aware how is going to sound ridiculous considering that this is the very premise of the novel, it troubles me that in a modern context, sex is the weapon that girls chose to wield.
It is easy to accept that aspect of the original play considering the fact that the play was written over two thousand years ago in a time where women had little political power and could not affect the outcome of the war in any other possible way.
It is much harder to accept that this is the only way they can think of to stop this war which is not even a war AT ALL, only a silly rivalry in a modern context. Not a single girl even offers an alternative. Although it is brought up at different points that it is wrong to use sex as a weapon, I felt this was only partly addressed when some of the girls used it to seduce and leave the boys hanging on.
I feel that there is much more to sexual politics and sex being used as a feminine weapon than simply giving guys blue balls.
Further to that, despite all the positive messages about sex and girls, and how things are complex and there is a myriad of ways of dealing with it all, I think that the main assumption that the girls can withhold sex more easily than boys goes largely unchecked. There is the idea that boys would do anything for sex, that girls are more in control and unfortunately it reeks of gender essentialism and I am unconvinced that this was explored or truly addressed in depth.
This is even more plain when you consider that not a single one of these girls seem to play any sports, that the girls swear their oath on an issue of Cosmos and the boys on an issue of Sports Illustrated and that the girls seem to be more frustrated when the boys withhold conversation from them. In the end, despite the obvious positive aspects, I felt dissatisfied with the novel as a whole. View 1 comment. Is that really what High School is like these days? I'm getting old! I think parents who opened this up to some random page and started reading might have some issues with this book.
If I put this on my library shelves, I'd expect someone - at some point - to complain And, I might have to agree, which is why this book would not be one I would download for my school library. First off let me say that this has an overall good message. Be yourself. Don't let other people make you do things you are not willing to do.
Be an individual.
Think for yourself. But, that being said, this book is not for everyone. The girlfriends of both the soccer and football teams all agree to withhold sex until the rivalry between the teams is quashed.
I have a few problems with the premise: I know that in many cases girls are a lot more mean-spirited than boys and it's unlikely that they are all going to want the same ends here.
They are all available after school for the games and shopping or whatever, but not one girl is said to be involved in extracurriculars of their own of any kind. The idea that the girls are afraid to talk about sex, but the 'sex strike' makes them open up to one another is a good idea, but it doesn't really help the girls who are likely to read the book understand anything that they may need in real life.
The girls say, "I don't like it" or "I'm afraid" or whatever, and a girl who reads this book will say, yeah But then the writer does nothing to help the reader truly understand the issues. It had the potential to be life-changing View all 6 comments. Aug 19, dearlittledeer rated it it was ok Shelves: First, the good: The bad? It took me a long while to feel as if I could relate to the protagonist at all. It seemed like her only personality trait for a good portion of the book was having a boyfriend.
Finally, we find out she's also a control freak who works in a library just like me!
But seriously, the fact that every single girl in this book w First, the good: But seriously, the fact that every single girl in this book with the exception of the "slut" has an athlete boyfriend really bugged me. They talk about the question of what is normal for a teenage girl in terms of sex. There's the girl who does it with her boyfriend, the girl who does "everything but" with her boyfriend, the girl who is waiting to do it with her boyfriend, and the girl who does it with lots of guys but doesn't tie herself down to one boyfriend.
What about the plain ol' girl who has no guy or guys in her sex life? If I'd read this when I was a teenager, I'd tell all these chicks to shut up and stop complaining. He's also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily, but Ryle's complete aversion to relationships is disturbing.
Good story, I like the book, and there is another best book to read is The Perfect Author, you can read it on http: Shut Out By: Kody Keplinger. Most high school sports teams have rivalries with other schools. At Hamilton High, it's a civil war: 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: And Lissa never sees her own sexual tension with the leader of the boys, Cash Sterling, coming.
Read Book Download. Romance Words Ages 14 and up Publication Date:Kody Keplinger. I have a few problems with the premise: The friendships were breathtakingly beautiful and I don't mean in their perfection but in their realness. Community Reviews. You know there's something wrong with a book when the boys are falling all over themselves for the main character and you're wondering why.
Especially when Lissa starts to develop feelings for the leader of the boys and soccer player Cash Sterling. This was inspired by the play Lysistrata and I can't wait to check it out now. Because when a book makes me feel good If only more of us could free ourselves of societal constraints and bindings.