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Sunday, September 25, 2011

STICK by Andrew Smith Giveaway!

It's always a day for celebration when a new Andrew Smith novel comes out. Andrew's books are among the most well-written, compelling books I've ever read and are filled with characters that worm their way into your heart and demand to be noticed. And so I'm thrilled to offer up for giveaway my ARC of Andrew Smith's latest novel.

STICK by Andrew Smith (Feiwel & Friends, October 11, 2011)

I got hooked on Andrew's books last year with THE MARBURY LENS which was like a crazy thrill ride I'm normally too scared to go on at amusement parks. But books are so much safer to me, and I devoured MARBURY and praised it to anyone who would listen. Next, I read IN THE PATH OF FALLING OBJECTS which, though not fantasy/sci-fi, had me hanging on every word. This was also the case for Andrew's latest, STICK.

Reading STICK, I had a difficult time putting the book down. I mean, sure, I trusted that things would end with hope, but still, I had to know. The thing about Andrew Smith's books that truly makes them stand out in the market is the absolute tension on every page. It's done crazy-well, and creates books that stick with readers long after the last page is read.

I highly recommend STICK to fans of Andrew (especially those who loved IN THE PATH OF FALLING OBJECTS). Also, STICK makes for excellent guy reading (because, seriously, the mind of a teen boy is a scary place to venture).

Enter the giveaway for this ARC below!

From Amazon:

Fourteen-year-old Stark McClellan (nicknamed Stick because he’s tall and thin) is bullied for being “deformed” – he was born with only one ear. His older brother Bosten is always there to defend Stick. But the boys can’t defend one another from their abusive parents.

When Stick realizes Bosten is gay, he knows that to survive his father's anger, Bosten must leave home. Stick has to find his brother, or he will never feel whole again. In his search, he will encounter good people, bad people, and people who are simply indifferent to kids from the wrong side of the tracks. But he never loses hope of finding love – and his brother.

Source of book: From publisher

This contest will run through Friday, October 7, 2011.

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Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for the giveaway. This sounds great.

Matthew MacNish said...

Now you've got to read Ghost Medicine, PJ.

PJ Hoover said...

I know, Matthew! I have it here on my shelf, but I need to read a frivolous book first.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Uhhhh, how had I had not heard of this one yet? Awesome.

Pabkins said...

I haven't heard of this one either - but I have heard the Marbury Lens is good and I'm dying to read that - so heck I'll take whatever I can get from this author!

Pabkins @ Mission to Read