Goodreads: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.I had just come home from chatting with my friend about her douche of an ex, and started reading Shut Out, and that may have helped in making me be very annoyed with some things at the start. I probably would have been annoyed with it anyway, but it was okay, there was room for major character development.
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.
Thankfully, I was right and did not wind up disappointed.
Shut Out by Kody Keplinger, was a great book, even though I think 'woah high school girls?' it had a more 18+ just after high school feel for me. I think that all girls, especially high school ones should read this book.
I think that every girl can relate to one of the issues revolving around sex in this book, maybe more. It's good for people to learn the morals of this story; that 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.
I hated Randy with a passion, and Lissa annoyed me a lot when she was with him, but that improved as the book progressed and let me just say, even though Cash is a very strange name, he is oh so yummy, I'll sign up for a slice of him!
Lissa also annoyed me with her stupidity in some areas, but Chloe and Ellen (great characters!) managed to get her back on track, eventually.
Shut Out was a great read, It had it's frustrating moments, sigh worthy moments, sexy moments and its hilarious moments; and the sex strike was ingenious.
I give Shut Out by Kody Keplinger 4 and a half noms, it was delish.
P.S - for everyone that has read it, does anyone know what Russell Crowe movie the star game is from?