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Children's and YA literature reviews.

My first contest here! Exciting. I received duplicates of the first three books in the new teen memoir series. I’m going to be holding a contest for one winner to win the books Emily, Chelsey, and Marni. I’ll be posting reviews of these later in the week.

You can read more about the series at and also take a look at my post on the series’ live chat.

Chelsey by Chelsey Shannon

Chelsey was dealt the unthinkable.

When her only surviving parent, her beloved father, was violently murdered days before her fourteenth birthday, Chelsey’s life was forever changed.

Forced to come to terms with a new home life, a new school…a new identity as an orphan, Chelsey struggled to make sense of her personal tragedy and find a way to flourish despite the odds.

Emily by Emily Smucker

Emily’s the sick one. All of the time.

Plagued with some sort of cold or fever or bizarre ache or pain for much of her life, Emily thought the dizziness and stomachaches at the start of her senior year were just another bout of “Emily flu.” But when they didn’t go away, she knew something serious was wrong.

Eventually diagnosed with the rare and incurable West Nile virus, Emily watched her senior year and the future she had planned for go up in smoke.

Marni by Marni Bates

Marni pulls. Her hair, that is.

Struggling with the stress disorder trichotillomania, Marni’s compulsion to yank out her eyebrows, eyelashes…even the hair from the top of her head, makes surviving high school no easy feat.

When Marni first started pulling, it helped her turn off her brain and escape the stresses of the world around her. Unfortunately, she didn’t realize she was hooked until it was way too late.

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The Information:

This contest is open to US and Canada citizens only.

Contest begins August 12, 2009 and ends September 9, 2009.

Winner will be chosen using a randomizer and notified within 3 days of the contest end.

Prize will be shipped to winner via media mail with delivery confirmation.


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