Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Book Giveaway: Dying To Know You

Dying To Know You
by Aidan Chambers
Amulet (Abrams)
2012
288 pages

I have 5 copies of this great new ya title. For your chance to win, post a comment and include your name, city, state, and email address.

Deadline for posting a comment is July 31 at noon MST. Winners will be notified by email August 1. Winners are chosen randomly by Randomizer. They will have 24 hours to contact me with mailing information. Mailing addresses will be given to the publisher. Books will ship from New York.

Read more about Dying To Know You:

From the publisher's website:

"In Dying to Know You, award-winning author Aidan Chambers has created an indelible portrait of a young man discovering his own voice in the world, and has constructed a love story that is as much about the mind as it is the heart.
In this contemporary love story, a teenage boy named Karl enlists a famous writer to help him impress his girlfriend, Fiorella. She has asked him to write her a letter in which he reveals his true self. But Karl isn’t convinced he’s good enough with words, so he tracks down Fiorella’s favorite author and begs him to take up the task. The writer reluctantly assents, on the condition that Karl agree to a series of interviews, so that the letter will be based on an authentic portrait of Karl. The letter, though effective, has unexpected consequences for Karl, Fiorella, and the writer.

Praise for Dying to Know You (from the publisher's website):


"Chambers delivers yet another intellectually satisfying novel with equal parts philosophy and repartee, and this one may have broader teen appeal than his most recent efforts."
—The Horn Book, starred review


"Packed to the brim with challenging ideas, the latest from Chambers—winner of the Printz Award, Carnegie Medal, and Hans Christian Andersen Award, among others—is simultaneously an acutely observed (and surprising) love story; the chronicle of a young man coming into his own as an artist; and a slippery, twisting examination of the art of storytelling."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review


"Readers are hooked with snappy dialogue and keen insights; Karl is a multifaceted and likable character who will keep them engaged and rooting for him to find his way in love and in life."
—School Library Journal

Jump at your chance to grab a FREE copy. Start posting and good luck! Pamela

19 comments:

  1. Looks like a great book!

    Valerie
    North Haven, CT
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  2. Would love a copy or two.

    Analine
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  3. Love the premise of the story. :)

    Carrie
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  4. Has a hint of Cyrano in it...don't you think?

    Sharon
    Mansfield, TX
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  5. That sure is one busy fish!! Have you seen how many covers it has been on lately?

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  6. name: Wendy
    city: Fort Worth
    state: TX
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  7. Your book giveaways are the best!
    David
    New Milford, CT
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  8. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    Melissa
    Suffolk, VA
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  9. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Erika W.
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  10. Sign me up!

    Lisa Hicks
    Gunter HS
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  11. Elena
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  12. Gabbie
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  13. Sounds good and I need something to read!

    Pat
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  14. Wow, this sounds delightful!
    Sarah
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  15. Amanda
    Wichita Falls, TX
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  16. Yay!

    Lynne McHale
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  17. This sounds like a great read!
    Sophia Espana
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  18. Sounds intriguing.

    Mary Zdrojewski
    Scio, NY
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  19. The title grabs me.
    Jo Sorrell
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