Loose Lips Sink Ships [NOOK Book]

Overview

Book Genre: Dark Comedy


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? Carter, a sometimes naïve but always gorgeous basketball player, ...
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Overview

Book Genre: Dark Comedy


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? Carter, a sometimes naïve but always gorgeous basketball player, doesn’t mind playing the field if it makes him look good in front of his friends, but he’s really trying to figure out what qualities he wants most in a woman. Unfortunately for Avery, impulsive and outrageous don’t make the list.


In Loose Lips Sink Ships, expect the unbelievable as these high school teens cross every conceivable boundary and breach every ethical code. If you like your romances to be tongue-in-cheek, you’ll love the non-stop innuendo and flirting, because at that age there’s really only one thing on everybody’s mind. If you like your comedies to be over the top, you won’t be able to stop laughing when you see what kind of ridiculousness these two get up to. Because when it comes to Avery and Carter’s train wreck of a relationship, the only safe way to get involved is through a book.


Loose Lips Sink Ships is about 47,000 words long, is intended for mature audiences, and is not recommended for those who are easily offended.
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Editorial Reviews

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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011866425
  • Publisher: Imprint
  • Publication date: 11/11/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 222 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2.5
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  • Posted December 7, 2010

    Deliciously Dark

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Extemely Sexual...little substance.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2012

    Did not like

    I did not like this. Sex with children is not acceptable to me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2011

    Awesome

    I liked the book(:

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    Terrible!

    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.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 17, 2010

    Can't Stop Laughing!

    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**

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2013

    This is one of those times I fell for the cover art and the blur

    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. 

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  • Posted July 8, 2013

    It would have helped if I knew this was about teenagers though I

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Outrageous

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012

    Great read !

    Really enjoyed this book !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Twisted

    Lol but plenty twisted.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    this book is a great read although at one point there is a very

    this book is a great read although at one point there is a very detailed sex scene

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Dont buy

    I lost interest rather quickly and do not recommend it, not even out of boredom.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    How????

    How do you delete books off your nook?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    Lacking

    I found the plot was lacking and I could even get to chapter 5 before i just had to delete the ebook

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 19, 2011

    Really weird.... far fetched doesnt even begin to cover it. A 12 year old gets pregnant with her older sister boyfriend.... lmao! Insane

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  • Posted May 7, 2011

    crazy book

    I don't know whether to be horrified by the characters' behavior or praying that my children never behave in any manner resembling this. If you can move past the main character's highly dysfunctional family, her jerk of a boyfriend and her unbelievably obnoxious behavior, you will find yourself laughing out loud.

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    Posted July 28, 2011

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