Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Contest: Win an ARC!
At ALA Midwinter, I got two ARCs of Lisa Yee's upcoming book Absolutely Maybe, so it's time to share the wealth!
I'll draw a random name from the comments on this post to win the ARC, as well as the discussion guide prepared by Scholastic. Please comment by Monday, February 9, at 12:00pm EST to be eligible for this contest.
And in order to get to know my readers better, please comment with your name, email and the book you're talking to people about. Doesn't have to be new or noteworthy: just the book that you're currently enjoying.
Blurb: Meet Maybelline "Maybe" Chestnut. She may be named for her mother's favorite brand of mascara, but she has a mind--and a hair color--all her own.
Meet her mother, Chessy--that is, Chessamay Chestnut Abajian Wing Marshall Wing Sinclair Alvarez and soon-to-be Himmler. The one man she didn't marry? Maybe's father.
Meet Ted and Hollywood, a.k.a. Maybe's best friends. When Chessy chooses her latest scuzzball fiance over her daughter, the trio sets out to find Maybe's dad in California.
When they meet Los Angeles: city of swimming pools, movie stars, and a whole lot of surprises, including an aging screen goddess, a famous photgrapher, three makeovers, a Rolls-Royce, and a taco truck. Hollywood makes a film; Ted makes his fortune. But the biggest surprise may be Maybe hersel, as a charm-school dropout becomes a drop-dead charmer in Lisa Yee's terrific new novel.