Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Back To School Giveaway: Standoff (book 2)

 
Praise for Stand-Off:
 
*"A brave, wickedly funny novel about grief and finding a way to live with it, with sweetly realistic first sexual experiences." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

*"Ryan Dean’s voice remains engaging, honest, and idiosyncratic (a page-long internal monologue follows his discovery of two teammates in a compromising situation). Smith capably expands on Ryan Dean’s coming-of-age and path to emotional recovery, chronicled through his crude comics and growing maturity." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

"Smith has created a consistently interesting character whose singular sense of humor grows on readers. Plus, he nails the rough-and-tumble sport of rugby. This sequel won’t disappoint fans." (Booklist)

*"The novel succeeds not only as an emotionally satisfying sequel but as a hopeful, honest account of coping with a devastating loss." (School Library Journal, starred review)


I have FIVE free copies of Standoff  up for grabs! Score your free copy! To enter, post a comment on the blog. Include your first name, city, state and email contact. Deadline for posts is noon MST on September 10. Winners are chosen randomly by Randomizer. Winners will be notified on September 10. Please check you email on that date. Winners have 24 hours to respond to an email from me. Books will ship from New York. Good luck! Start posting!

In my review:


I loved Stand Off. Sequels usually can't compare to the first book, but Andrew Smith has another winner on his hands. Ryan Dean is my FAVORITE YA protagonist of all time and I'll say it again: Watch out, Holden Caulfield!

If you don't know Andrew Smith, what are you waiting for? 100 Sideways Miles and Grasshopper Jungle are also sublime reads.
 

24 comments:

  1. OMG my HS students LOVE Winger - and so did I! Please enter me to the giveaway!

    Elsa
    Sacramento, CA
    eouvrard-prettol@natomascharter.org

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  2. How wonderful - a sequel to match the quality of Winger! I would love to enter the giveaway.

    Kristi
    Agency Village
    kherting@tzts.us

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  3. Ryan Dean "I'm such a loser." West is one of my favorite characters as well! Please enter me in your contest!

    brenda

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  4. Can't wait to read book 2!
    Cindy
    Honolulu, HI
    ctexeira@assets-school.net

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  5. Book Two sounds awesome! Can't wait for Standoff.
    Konni
    Bennington, NE
    kindenbosch@bennps.org

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  6. I can't wait to read this!
    Jane
    Cincinnati, OH
    jray@mcnhs.org

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  7. Love this protagonist!
    Lynette
    Crystal River, FL
    mitchelll@citrus.k12.fl.us

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  8. I really enjoyed Winger, I would love to read Stand-Off.

    Joleen
    Aberdeen, ID
    waltmaj@aberdeen58.org

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  9. If I say that your description makes the book sound irresistible, that pretty much describes every book you write up. But it's still true in this case. :-)

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  10. Oh, forever more! And my info..

    Suzanne (scatterbrained)
    in Maryville, TN
    suzannercostner@gmail.com

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  11. Wow! Calling Ryan Dean your favorite YA protagonist of all time is high praise indeed. Winger is on our state's Nutmeg High list this year, so I'm sure a lot of kids who read that book will want to read Stand-Off.
    David
    Oxford, CT
    bilmesd@oxfordpublicschools.org

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  12. Sounds great! Count me in. My students will love Ryan Dean. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Doeni
    Fort Worth, TX
    oncod@castleberryisd.net

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  13. Winger was unforgettable. Would be thrilled to get a copy of book 2!
    Carrie
    Honolulu, HI
    kiai_77@yahoo.com

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  14. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Durham, NC

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  15. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Durham, NC

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  16. Can;t wait to read ALOUD the newest. THANKS
    Kathie
    Omaha, Nebraska

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  17. Would love to grab one!
    Jay, New York, NY note2jay (at) gmail.com

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  18. Oh, my email address is brlemon@yahoo.com

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  19. So excited!~~the HS kids LOVE this author! Would love to add it to our collection!
    Kerri
    Norwalk, OH
    khosang@ncsmail.org

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  20. Super pumped for this one. Andrew Smith never disappoints.
    Carrie
    Pittsburgh, PA
    carrie.finberg@sparksd.org

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  21. I love Andrew Smith! His books are intense but I can't put them down.

    Mary Zdrojewski
    Scio, NY
    mzdrojewski@scio.wnyric.org

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  22. YAAASSS Can't wait to read more of Ryan Dean Mario West!

    Enrique
    El Paso, TX
    TPDID@hotmail.com

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