Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Book review and Giveaway

Are you looking for a good book to read, I have one for you.  I had seen this book reviewed on several YA book blogs that I belong to, I had even tried to win it a few time, but alas did not ---however after the author emailed me and we wrote each other back and forth a few times,she sent me a copy of the book.  It truly lived up to my expectations and I enjoyed it so much, that with the authors permission I went out and bought a copy to giveaway to you.  Are you ready to hear what the book is, the title is Willow by Julia Hoban and here is a brief overview of the book.

Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen-year- old Willows parents drank too much wine and asked her to drive them home. They never made itWillow lost control of the car and her parents died in the accident. Now she has left behind her old home, friends, and school, and blocks the pain by secretly cutting herself. But when Willow meets Guy, a boy as sensitive and complicated as she is, she begins an intense, life-changing relationship that turns her world upside down. Told in an arresting, fresh voice, Willow is an unforgettable novel about one girls struggle to cope with tragedy, and one boys refusal to give up on her.
Whether you are a grownup who likes YA fiction, or someone who falls into the YA category, or even if you may have never read YA before, don't let the age category this book has been marketed to keep you from wanting to delve into this book, it truly has something to offer every age reader.  We can all relate to unexpected losses or tragedies in our lives and how people develop different ways of coping with the aftermath of such events, this book explores what has, for the most part been a "taboo" or definately misunderstood coping mechanism and brings it to the forefront.  What would you do if confronted by the events that occur, or how do you cope with your emotions, these are all great discussions that can come from reading this book.  I have one copy to giveaway to someone (US residents only please) and I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.  Please leave a comment below why you would like to win this book or what you are reading now for entry by Wed May 5th, midnight EST and I will let pick the winner.


  1. Hi, I found you on Goodreads with a link to this giveaway! I would love to win this book! I have heard so much about it and so many people I know have read it.

    Nice blog! I will come back and visit, I became a follower.

    Come visit my blog, I do giveaways once in while (I will be announcing one May 10th)

    I will tell some other people about this.

  2. Please count me in. Thanks for the giveaway.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  3. Hello! Please enter me in the contest!

    I would love to win Willow because i have been wanting to read it for a long time! Ever since i found out about it on Goodreads last year in October. It sounds like an interesting story, her being a cutter and losing her family. I would like to see how the author wrote out this story.

    I discovered your giveway on Goodreads and i knew i had to enter!!

    I am now following your blog :)


  4. Hello! This book has been on my to-read list for a while and I would love to win it! I've heard such good things about it and it discusses such important issues - it sounds like a powerful novel. I'm currently reading Shadow of the Sun by Laura Kreitzer =)

    Thanks for the chance to win this book!

    thebookishtype [at] yahoo [dot] com

  5. I would love a chance to win Willow. I've been wanting to read this for awhile. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Current book I'm reading is:
    Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs

  6. And the winner is #4--the bookish type -- everyone who entered please check your emails , #1 please check you blog comments for a message from me. Thanks for entering:)