24 August, 2010

Teaser Tuesday



Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading

This is how it works
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.
  This weeks Teaser Tuesday comes from

 What's happening to our boys? by Maggie Hamilton


As I did with the companion volume to this book, What's happening to our girls?, I'm likely to give you a handful of teasers. 


PLEASE BE WARNED, SOME OF THE TEASERS INCLUDED ARE DISTURBING AND MAY BE UPSETTING.


As boys enter their teens their bodies change beyond recognition, and their brains go into partial meltdown, making life exhilarating and bewildering. 

Though illegal, boys who know their way around cyberspace can watch everything from young women being choked with penises tot he detailed, graphic deflowering of young girls. One site encourages boys who find themselves with a drunk girl to grab a video camera and call up their mates so they can all have a good time with her, then post their exploits on the site.

Recent figures indicate that almost 4000 children under 10 in Australia have been prescribed anti-depressants. Over 500 of these kids were under 5. With the number of prescription drugs now taken during the childhood years, it's less of a leap for teenagers to take prescription drugs for recreational purposes.

When you challenge them, you have to do so with support. When you do, you see their confidence and resilience grow, and often you see them step up to something higher.

Does any one else find the second and third of the quotes incredibly disturbing?

I'd love to know what your teaser is this week. Leave me a link!
 

4 comments:

  1. The second and third quotes are definitely disturbing, in very different ways. As a mother of an almost 12 year old boy, I find myself wondering how to protect and insulate without becoming smothering. It's a fine balance.

    My teaser is from The Night Villa by Carol Goodman.

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  2. That's disturbing all right. Interesting teaser, though.

    My teaser is from Under a War-Torn Sky by L.M. Elliot.

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  3. Definitely disturbing!

    Visiting from Teaser Tuesdays.

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