Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

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The battle of the sexes is on.
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.

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.


About Kody Keplinger

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Kody Keplinger was only 17 when she wrote her debut novel, THE DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend), which was an ALA 2011 Quick Picks selection. She grew up in a small town in Kentucky, where she began her writing career. When she isn't writing, she enjoys going to the theater, hanging out in bookstores, and eating Thai food. Kody currently lives in New York City, where she can do all of those things regularly. You can find out more about Kody and her books on her website:
Published September 5, 2011 by Poppy. 277 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The girls explore their shame about being labeled virgins, sluts or teases, whether any of the girls having sex actually enjoy it (it varies) and whether there's any such thing as normal when it comes to sex.

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I find it difficult to put my impressions about this facet into PC terms.) More than that though, I found the entire basis of the story annoying: the football team and the soccer team have been at war, and I mean all out war, for more years than should be acceptable for high school rivalries.

Jan 19 2012 | Read Full Review of Shut Out

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Sex, sex and more sex- or not… Usually you find two high schools are rivals but not here, it’s the football team vs.

Feb 25 2012 | Read Full Review of Shut Out

The Starry-Eyed Revue

Brilliant.I really like the look of The Duff - I've been checking it out for a while, so now might be the time to just buy it already :D- Allie @ Little Birdie Books.

Sep 04 2013 | Read Full Review of Shut Out

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In an attempt to end the battle, Lissa convinces the soccer players’ girlfriends and football players’ girlfriends (including Lissa) to go on a hook up strike.

Feb 27 2012 | Read Full Review of Shut Out

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