4.5 stars Be warned you may find this review full of over enthusiastic gushing for this book. Shut Out was just an awesome read. Shut Out is loosely based on the retelling of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata; Lissa is sick and tired of the rivalry between the soccer and football team, it’s been running ever since her brother Logan went to high school, which was 10 years ago. But now it’s seriously getting out of hand, it’s coming in between her relationship with Randy, with Randy focusing more on the rivalry than their relationship and people are now seriously getting hurt. So Lissa comes up with a plan to get all the soccer and football player’s girlfriends together and go on a hook up strike. It’s bound to get the boys so wound up that they will put an end to their petty rivalry. But then the boys put Cash (whose totally drop dead gorgeous may I add) as their leader and they start to fight back. But who will eventually cave and admit defeat? And is Lissa getting far too involved than she should be? I really enjoy books that have a competitive rivalry going on between groups of people and watching one group trying to outwit the other. Some of the antics in Shut Out were just hysterical. I had so many favourite scenes, such as when the boys were singing N’sync’s tearin’ up my heart to woo back the girls, Cash and Lissa playing the star game and all the times Cash and Lissa worked at the library together. I loved the characters in Shut Out, Lissa, a strong protagonist who stood her ground and didn’t back down from something she believed in. Cash, he was good looking, charming, caring and totally swoon worthy. He has definitely made it to my top 10 literary crushes. The rest of the characters; Chloe, Ellen, Logan and Lissa’s dad were also extremely funny and hugely likeable.Overall I thoroughly enjoyed Shut Out; it was funny, endearing and just really easy to get into. I definitely need to buy myself a copy, so that I can re-read through all my favourite parts. I very much look forward to reading more of Kody Keplinger’s books in the future.Thank you Lesley for lending me your copy!