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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Welcome, Lisa Yee!


We are thrilled to welcome Lisa Yee to readergirlz. Her new-in-paperback novel Absolutely Maybe is our May pick! Check out our interview with Lisa, book party ideas themed around her book, and our Reach Out project idea--as well as the awesome soundtrack Lisa has chosen for the book--on readergirlz.com.

Here's a little about Absolutely Maybe:

Meet Maybelline "Maybe" Chestnut - Goth girl and daughter of Chessy Chestnut, owner of the No. 1 (and only) charm school in Kissimmee, Florida. When her mother refuses to protect Maybe from her latest scuzz-ball fiancé, Maybe heads to California to find her biological dad, who doesn't even know she exists.

Accompanied by her friends, budding filmmaker Hollywood, and the irrepressible Ted, Maybe is ready to get on with her life. However, Los Angeles is nothing like she thought it would be. Maybe hadn't counted on being homeless - and finding her father becomes nearly impossible.


And the buzz...

"Readers will absolutely enjoy the ride." - Horn Book

"A breezy read populated with friendly characters and sunny serendipity." - Booklist

"Cleverly conceived and executed . . . tragic, comic and heartwarming by turns." - Kirkus

". . . quirky and likable characters, the humor is topnotch." -Teenreads.com

"A funny, tender coming-of-age story." - Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books

We are so excited to have the lovely Lisa with us this month! Join us all month right here on the blog for discussions and mark your calendars a LIVE chat on Wednesday, May 19th at 6pm PST/9pm EST.

Happy May, readergirlz!


15 comments:

Priya said...

Yay! I'm looking forward to all the discussions this month.

Melissa Walker said...

Me too!

Little Willow said...

Welcome, Lisa and readers!

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Milli said...

I'm really looking forward to that! Lisa Yee is a wonderful author.

Erin said...

Welcome, Lisa!!!

pritts3 said...

Can't wait to read your new book, Lisa!

Lisa Yee said...

Thanks, all! So happy to be here!!!

Shari said...

Oh yay! Glad you're here, Lisa. :)

Author Amok said...

Congrats, Lisa! Looking forward to reading the new book.

mariasimon said...

Thanks Lisa! Looks wonderful and I love your office and that pencil...where did you get it? My kids are in Phantom Tollbooth play and that is on the prop list!!

Lisa Yee said...

There used to be a place in NY called THINK BIG. They had big asprin, big erasers, and big pencils! (I think they are now defunct.) Sigh.

JenFW said...

Such a fun month ahead! I'm glad to have regular Internet access again; I would hate to miss this.

Hi, Lisa.

Hi, Peepy.

Hi, Everyone.

Dia Calhoun said...

Welcome Lisa!