Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New Competition


Yes, you read that correctly. Another competition!

This month I'm giving away a copy of Identical by Ellen Hopkins. It's about two sisters, Kaeleigh and Raeanne, who are identical down to the dimple. As daughters of a district-court judge father and a politician mother, they are an all-American family -- on the surface. Behind the facade each sister has her own dark secret, and that's where their differences begin. For Kaeleigh, she's the misplaced focus of Daddy's love, intended for a mother whose presence on the campaign trail means absence at home. All that Raeanne sees is Daddy playing a game of favorites -- and she is losing. If she has to lose, she will do it on her own terms, so she chooses drugs, alcohol, and sex. Secrets like the ones the twins are harboring are not meant to be kept -- from each other or anyone else. Pretty soon it's obvious that neither sister can handle it alone, and one sister must step up to save the other, but the question is -- who?

Here's all you have to do.
I'm going to give it to the person who posts the most on the blog. That's it. Post a comment on our book reviews or events--new or old, tell us what you are reading, what you have just read, what you can't wait to read, which event you want to attend, which movie you want to see, whether you preferred the movie to the book, or who you would like us to interview. Easy.

Good luck!

7 comments:

DarlingDiva said...

This series of books was recommened to me by a friend and I have it on my TBR pile. Yes, my never ending pile of amazing reads. I have moved it up a couple of notches. :)

peacelovebecca said...

Identical was an amazing book, as well as all of Ellen Hopkin's other work.
I just read Paper Towns, [and met John Green last night!!!] and that was really a highlight of my year. =]]

DarlingDiva said...

Yes, meeting John Green was quite amazing. He was so very friendly and down to earth. I never know what to expect when meeting an author, but he made you feel as if you were a long lost friend and truly happy to see you.

Paper towns was my first read of his and I am now a forever fan. Long live the nerd fighters!!!

QUARANTINEDFIRE said...

Impulse is still my favourite, but Identical is excellent. I love how similar the two sisters (twins) are, even if they can't recognise it. Paper Towns is quite possibly John Green's best work so far.
This blog is made of so much awesome my head is spinning.

Bookgeek said...

Thank you for the awesome comment. I too was very impressed with Paper Towns --and with John Green himself. What a joy to find such an intelligent, articulate author who writes with such insight and humor. He'll be a hard act to follow!

And--can I rant here for just a second?--how can someone teach English in a high school and not have heard of John Green? Aaaah!

weasley@heart said...

I don't know! My English teachers are clueless when it comes to Paper Towns. Thank goodness the librarians are up to speed (we have several copies of the 3 John Green books).

scrib said...

like i posted on your most recent blog about this book... IT IS AMAZING. ellen hopkins is such a terrific author. read all of her books... i am yet to read crank glass and impulse.