Loose Lips Sink Ships

Loose Lips Sink Ships

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by Katrina LaCroix
     
 

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Avery Leigh will stop at nothing to get her boyfriend, Carter Thomson, back. A high school girl who has no problem saying the first thing that pops into her head, no matter how crazy, she finds Carter has not only stopped taking her calls, he’s started avoiding her altogether. Could it have been something she said?

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Avery Leigh will stop at nothing to get her boyfriend, Carter Thomson, back. A high school girl who has no problem saying the first thing that pops into her head, no matter how crazy, she finds Carter has not only stopped taking her calls, he’s started avoiding her altogether. Could it have been something she said?

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Moira Naveen
From the first, LaCroix writes with unabashed black humor. Her main character, Avery, is pure malevolence, dealing friends and foes alike her brutal tactics to achieve her goals. Avery becomes laugh-out-loud likable throughout the story as the reader discovers the bizarre home environment she must deal with and its effects on her young life. LaCroix also scores a win - in that Avery, while remaining a true brazen broad, does grow (just a bit) over the course of her hysterical adventures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011320644
Publisher:
Katrina LaCroix
Publication date:
05/26/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
390 KB

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Loose Lips Sink Ships 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
alexandriapoulain More than 1 year ago
Katrina LaCroix's Loose Lips Sink Ships is a story of characters. Not tremendously plot driven, the main character of Avery Leigh drives the story to often wild places. I can't remember any other book that included a scene with a female character chasing down her ex-boyfriend to a cheap hotel and rummaging through a hotel room's bathroom garbage to determine if he had been there. Avery's single-mindedness in getting her boyfriend Carter back is the central idea of the story. The other subplots involving the rest of the characters all lead back to Avery's story, but add further dimensions of crazy to the world these characters live in. But make no mistake: this is the story of one determined teenage girl. I enjoyed Loose Lips Sink Ships tremendously in parts. The scene with Avery tracking down Carter to his job at the pizza place and her interaction with the teenage boy behind the counter is so funny I had to stop reading because the tears were making it impossible to see. That the ending is significantly less dark than the rest of the story is my only complaint. But where does the story reside in the various genres of literature? It's definitely humorous, but it may bleed over into chick lit, possibly. I can say with certainty that this isn't romance, horror, steampunk, thriller, or mystery. And it's definitely not YA. This book wouldn't be appropriate for teenagers. In the end, Loose Lips Sink Ships is a funny romp through the teenage world of Avery Leigh and the people who suffer through her determination to reunite with her boyfriend. Over-the-top, often bizarre, but in many parts funny as all hell, the story is definitely worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fact: Many teenagers have sex. Fact: That's not all we want to read about. A story with a little sexual tension or even the occasional steamy scene is great but this entire book was about sex. Every sub-plot or random detail was about sex, no exaggeration. Every femlale character has a personality that is a bit crazy or delusional, at times it can be funny but after a while it's just draining. I also find the twelve-year-old's (sexual) behavior and pregnancy a little unnerving but that's just me. If you can overlook all of that, I suppose it is a fairly interesting read.
ruthac More than 1 year ago
I did not like this. Sex with children is not acceptable to me.
From_the_Heart More than 1 year ago
Every page of this book had something that shocked me or made me laugh, and most had both. Avery Leigh is the kind of character you love to hate. You don't mind laughing at her when she gets dumped on because she's really kind of wicked, but then she's human enough so that you still want her to get what she wants. The story is about her attempts to get her boyfriend back and then from there it takes a few crazy turns. The humor in this book stems from three words: ridiculous, raunchy, and random. There's nothing that happens that isn't a joke, and when they work together you just get hit over and over until you're laughing on your side. This means that the story moves very quickly (I wish it were longer) and I think it could've actually stood to have the serious moments be a bit more serious. Some of the exchanges Avery and Carter have are very sweet and touching, and the romance works well in its own ridiculous way, but it is rare for there not to be something funny in the mix. Of course not everything was funny, but there were a lot of very quotable lines. The secondary characters were mostly great, especially including her little sister and the gym teacher. It's nice to see a female villain for a change. There is a little bit of adult language, nothing too graphic, and a lot that's purposefully unrealistic. The humor though is pretty twisted and not for the faint of heart. Ladies with a bad girl side and guys who are.guys, will find ourselves with plenty to smirk at. I don't want to spoil the ending, but it gets pretty epic. **Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book**
pennmaniac More than 1 year ago
This is one of those times I fell for the cover art and the blurb (great cover artist and excellent liars). I will try anything described as funny but this book is not a funny. It’s not even shocking for the art of shock, it is just shockingly bad. 
fengpain More than 1 year ago
It would have helped if I knew this was about teenagers though I would not say this is for the young adult. I would never recommend this book to a young person. Twelve-year-olds getting pregnant is not really my idea of high comedy or romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lmao this was so unbelievable but it was funny. It s like a spoof on teen drama. Highly inapropriate but funny
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Really enjoyed this book !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lol but plenty twisted.
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this book is a great read although at one point there is a very detailed sex scene
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Jennifer Hoang More than 1 year ago
Really weird.... far fetched doesnt even begin to cover it. A 12 year old gets pregnant with her older sister boyfriend.... lmao! Insane
Christina Brault More than 1 year ago
This is not just over the top, it is 100% unbelieveable, far featched, poorly written drivel. And those are the high points. No one acts this way, it is beyond soap opera level crap. And I am a pretty open minded person who will read just about anything, but this was not even worth the free price tag. Save yourself the time downloading and then deleting...just skip this one.
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