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Monday, March 9, 2009

UNDERCOVER Book Giveaway



Look at the book cover. Isn't it gorgeous? I wish Harper Teen would put stick-on tattoos of this design inside the paperback. Are you listening, Harper Teen? 

I love this book so much, I'm giving away one hard cover copy of Undercover. (This will get me off my butt to mail out the prizes from the 30 Day Challenge.)

All you need to do, for a chance to win, is write a comment about a memorable book that touched your heart by Thursday, March 12th, 11pm EST. Did it make you cry, think, grieve, yearn, etc.?

What are you waiting for? Comment away.

26 comments:

Calliope said...

Ugh! My last comment blew up. To start over, one. This book cover is stunning. Sign me up. My last verification word was cyarec--almost similar to cyranec. Fate? Yes?

Also, I really enjoyed House of Dance, but almost didn't buy the book since the book cover didn't do any justice to the book. Which is a shame since authors need a knock your socks off cover for teens to want to shell out money for a book. The colors were fantastic but the cover a little too old-fashioned for me, but maybe that's what they wanted to convey. who am I to say?

But the book that I've loved what the final book of Harry Potter. I did not want that one to end. I laughed, cried, screamed, shouted. The best book. Ever.

Vivian said...

Calliope,
You've brought up an interesting point about the relationship between book covers and sales that many bloggers have brought up before.

I agree with your choice on HP 7. Fantastic book.

Sherry said...

Even though, my daughter has an ARC and I hope to buy the new paperback with the Extra, I'd love to share the hardcover with a teen friend. Thank you for the contest :)

I read B's House of Dance and Undercover back to back (H of D first)so it's hard to remember my separate reactions. I know that H of D made me cry, think, and yearn. I remember grieving a little, in Undercover, that my really great English teacher had to move away after my Freshman year of High School. I smiled a lot with each of the protagonists because they were the kind of girls that had courage and were going to be okay.

Vivian said...

Sherry,
You're welcome. And we both had similar reactions to House of Dance. Boy, did it make me yearn. And Undercover, sigh. Oh, did it touch my emotions, big time.

Maya Ganesan said...

House of Dance made me cry. It was so beautiful, so perfect, and I'm honored to be a friend of Beth's. (I do read her blog too.)

I didn't want to hold the tears back, so I just let myself wet the pages.

Vivian said...

Maya,
I agree, House of Dance is so beautiful. It definitely pulled at my heartstrings--I wonder if it was more so since I have memories of ill family members and the life that was?

lanna-lovely said...

Wow, okay, memorable book that touched my heart... there's a lot that have so I'll just choose the most recent one that instantly made it into my top 5 favourite books ever.

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (it made me laugh, cry, think, yearn and grieve).

The story and characters just seemed so... real? to me and there was a lot of tragedy in the book but enough love and hope in it to make up for that - the way all the people and the stories tied together was just beautiful and it was just one of those books that reminded me just why I love to read so much because I actually felt myself caring about the characters and when I was finished reading the story, I missed them and wanted to read it again.

I bought Melina Marchetta's other books right after reading it in the hopes that they'll be just as amazing. :]

beth said...

Eep! Thought I'd commented before, but maybe not?

Anyway, I wanted to add Jodi Piccoult to the list. Her book My Sister's Keeper was stunningly touching...I wept at the end, but still knew that it was the perfect ending.

tapestry100 said...

I'd have to say that I have 2 books that I have read over so many times that I consider them more friends than books. Is that wrong? The first is Fannie Flagg's Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. It is such a fantastic of the eternal power of friendship. I even had the great pleasure of meeting Fannie Flagg shortly after the movie was released, and she is delightful!

The other book that I have read over and over is Patrick Dennis' Auntie Mame (and by extension, Around the World with Auntie Mame). It is just such as fabulously witty and funny book, that it makes me laugh out loud every single time that I read it.

robin_titan said...

hmm I'd have to say it was Marcelo in the real world, it really makes a person think about life in general :D

Infant Bibliophile said...

One book that I found really haunting was Joyce Carol Oates' book about Marilyn Monroe (Blonde: A Novel).

Priya said...

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley is one of my favorite books ever- it was really touching and it made my cry (I usually never cry while reading books, so it meant a lot to me).

Jena said...

Thanks for this giveaway! I've been putting Kephart's books on my wishlist forever, and winning one would be spectacular. The first book that comes to mind is Where Is the Mango Princess? by Cathy Crimmins, a memoir about Crimmins's husband's brain injury and struggle to regain some semblance of normality; it's beautifully crafted. I married a man with a brain injury and volunteer with the local brain injury society, so this book touched me deeply (I cried, I laughed, I cried some more), but I can't imagine anyone not appreciating Crimmins skillful writing. And everyone knows someone with a brain injury.

Ally in WA said...

The is so much by Anita Shreve that I love but probably the most touching was Light On Snow.

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Vivian said...

Man. You guys have been busy over here. Thanks for entering into the drawing!

Who else wants a chance to win UNDERCOVER?

Comment away.

Carrie Harris said...

I'm going to say Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier. It's a book about sacrifice for the people that you love, and I got so deep into the main character's head that it honestly took me a few days to come back out again. I still cry every time I read it.

In fact, I think I'll go read it again. :)

skatergurl said...

Justina Chen Headley's book, Nothing But The Truth. It brought me back to high school. I cried my eyes out.

No need to enter me, I already own Undercover. It is incredible. Brought me straight back to this girl who made my life miserable. Whoa. Geeky girls rule!

annie said...

I tend not to cry at books/movies/theater/etc., but I sobbed through 'Night' by Elie Wiesel. It's a devastating true story about the Holocaust, and the writing is absolutely stunning. I had to read it for a class in eighth grade and it's still the most powerful reaction I've had to a single book.

Rica said...

I love Jodi Piccoult's books..each one is touching!

Solvang Sherrie said...

After I read House on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford I could not stop thinking about it. Amazing book. It made we want to be able to create something as memorable, as touching, as it was.

And the cover of Beth's book is beautiful!!

Patty P said...

Before I Die by Jenny Downham. It is powerful, beautiful, lyrical, unforgettable. I cried heaps.

Sheri S. said...

"The Little Giant of Aberdeen County" by Tiffany Baker really touched me, especially the main character Truly. The book made me cry in some parts and kept me really emotionally involved with all of the characters.

Jim Danielson said...

I'm going with "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane". There was just something about Edward that I loved. It seemed to be a book that writers either loved or didn't care for at all. Put my mark in the love column.

By the way, if you ever have the chance to see Kate DiCamillo live, go. She's very entertaining.

holly cupala said...

Oh, what a terrific contest! I've been getting to know the lovely Beth, whose book is also a recommended read at readergirlz this month.

A memorable book that touched my heart...I would have to say The Higher Power of Lucky. I didn't read it for a while except for the first page because of all of the hype - then I skipped to the end (which I swear I NEVER do) to see the payoff. Was the scrotum really worth it? And I started to cry, just in those very few pages. I told so many people about that book, before I even read it. It reminded me of my sister, 11 years older than me and so much like Brigitte. I guess I didn't want to read the whole thing because I wanted to protect that love, just in case I had somehow been wrong. I didn't want to spoil it.

I finally did, and I cried again. Yes, it was worth the scrotum.

I told this story to a very patient Susan Patron, and I think she might have thought I was a nut. ;)

tracey said...

Pick me! Pick me! This book sounds like something I'd love to read.

A book that moved me was The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt. I laughed and cried so much.

Vivian said...

Thank you for your entries! The contest is officially over and the winner will be announced soon. Stay tuned...