Sunday, August 09, 2009

Giveaway: Blue Star



From Publishers Weekly
The small dramas of teenage love get caught in the crosswinds of a war in this sequel to the 2001 bestseller Jim the Boy. It's late summer 1941, and Jim Glass, now a high school senior, has an earnest, unshakable passion for classmate Chrissie Steppe. But as straightforward as his feelings are, the circumstances of his nascent romance are complex: Chrissie's family is indebted to their landlord, whose sailor son Bucky claimed Chrissie as his girl before shipping out to serve on the USS California at Pearl Harbor. Throughout Jim's fraught final year at school, he relies on the advice of his uncles, but after Pearl Harbor is bombed, they can't protect him from the war's toll. Questions of patriotism, sexuality and poverty weave their way into a narrative that's deceptive in its simplicity: the growing pains that Jim and his friends experience pack a startling emotional punch.

Hatchette is allowing me to give away five copies of this book. I'll use Random.org to draw winners August 30. For your first entry, leave a comment with an email address. For a second entry, blog about this contest. For a third entry, have a friend leave a comment here, with your name and email address in it (you can even trade favors with folks, but what I'd really like is for you to send someone here who hasn't been here before). That person is free to enter too. For a fourth and fifth entry, leave a comment on one or two of my book reviews saying why you would or wouldn't like to read that book, and then leave comment(s) here saying which book you commented on. No double dipping with this contest and others I'm running right now.

The giveaway is open the US and Canada only, no PO boxes. Winner to be drawn August 30.

19 comments:

  1. Please enter me!

    Amanda, catss99@yahoo.com

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  2. Is Blue Star appropriate for young teens?

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  3. Sounds like a good one... please enter me

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  4. I like this - romance from a boys point of view. I will definitely pick this one up.

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  5. Please enter me!

    Erin G. Wgirl84@gmail.com

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  6. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. I am captivated with this novel and the era interests me greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I am a follower and would love to win this book, the review is great.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  8. I`d love to win a copy of The Blue Star!!
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  9. I enjoy war era romances, and it sounds like with this book you get two: both WWI and WWII. Couldn't be better.
    lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I commented on "wounded by school." In sum, it doesn't sound that interesting, but is an interesting topic.

    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

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  11. Oh i would love to enter, thank you!
    Nataliew2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I'd love to win this book
    I am a follower

    I like coming of age nd young love stories

    madeleine444[at]gmail[dot]com

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  13. I would love to read this book! My dad, uncles and father in law all served in the military during WWII, and all of them fought for the US during that war. That is an interesting era to me.

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    Cindy
    Socmom213@aol.com

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  14. I read your review for June Bug and left a comment on it.

    June Bug sounds like a great read! I was hooked after reading the first chapter that you posted.

    Cindy
    Socmom213@aol.com

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  15. I also read your review of A Hope of Refuge and posted a comment on it.

    I enjoyed your review and I agree that there are many misconceptions out there - about Catholics and Amish and many others.

    Thank you for your honest and detailed reviews.

    Cindy
    Socmom213@aol.com

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  16. I would be very interested in reading this story. I often think of this period of time in world history and how many lives were affected by separation and terrible loss. Emotions would run very deep.
    gcwhiskas @ aol.com

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  17. Anonymous2:02 AM

    An era long passed... but one which I wish to capture once more with this sequel into Jim's world. Please accept this as my entry, thank you!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  18. Anonymous2:33 PM

    Would love to read this wonderful book...please count me in...thanks.

    karen k
    kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. This giveaway is closed.

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