August 1, 2010

review and giveaway: YOU autographed

The winner is Mike Rogers! We have emailed him.

author Charles Benoit
publisher Harper Teen
released August 25, 2010
ARC from Around the World Tours

Update! The author, Benoit, has said he will autograph his book for the winner of the giveaway!

A note from Benoit on Goodreads:
It's easy to forget that we spend our early teens afraid. We're afraid of fitting in, standing out, or being ignored. We worry that we'll never get a date, never get into college, and never amount to anything. Just like everyone predicts.

The book opens exactly as the cover shows --- shards of broken glass and blood. A few pages in, you realize "it is the last year of your life."
Benoit, a former high school teacher debuting as a YA author, does a fabulous job writing in the second person tense. Remember your grammar lessons in English class? First person: I, me, we. Second person: you. Third person: he, she, they. Do any of you know other books told entirely in the second person?

"You" are a tenth grade slacker, Kyle, with constantly-nagging parents, friends who are hoodies, ignorant teachers who make your life miserable, and a crush on a girl Ashley. A new student enrolls in the school and makes friends with You..... the way the student Zack dresses and talks reminds me of Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother.
As I got closer and closer to the end, my feelings of dread intensified, my stomach was knotted. I moaned at comments people said to You. Highly recommended for teens, parents, educators, everybody.
I think so much of this book and want to celebrate having 100 followers, so I'll preorder You for a Giveaway. Please follow my blog if you don't already (it is not required) and fill out this entry form. The winner will be drawn August 20, before the release date. Will pre-order from Amazon or the Book Depository if it ships to your country. Winner has 48 hours to reply to email.


Vidisha said...

Great giveaway!!

Darlyn said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway. I'm your new follower ;p

Kailia Sage said...

Thanks for this giveaway !

FionaChan said...

thank you :D

Ekta said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Brooke Reviews said...

Great review, followed you over from Cym Lowell's blog! I hadn't heard of this book, and think it sounds like a must read :)

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Thank you for the contest! I've been looking forward to this one for a while now and your review only has me more excited to read it.

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Janelle said...

Looks like an excellent read!