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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Giveaway: 3 Copies of Flirtin' with the Monster

We're excited to have three copies of Flirtin' with the Monster (May 2009) to give away this week, courtesy of BenBella Books.

Our featured author Ellen Hopkins served as editor to a host of other writers as they explore her books Crank and Glass, from the straight truth on the physical effects of methamphetamine addiction to the psychological consequences of keeping secrets (and how Hopkins' books have encouraged so many teens to reveal theirs).

Flirtin with the Monster includes an essay by Ellen's real-life daughter (the basis for the character of "Kristina") that tells her version of the events that inspired the books--along with perspectives from "Scott," "Jake," and ten-year-old "Hunter," the baby from Crank.

Plus, all these voices weigh in: Niki Burnham, Cinda Williams Chima, Terri Clark, Gail Giles, Megan Kelley Hall, Susan Hart Lindquist, Micol Ostow, Mary Bryan (drug counselor), John Tatro (criminal court judge).

Hearing from experts, authors and even "characters"? What a great way to delve more deeply into Ellen's awesome books!

For a chance to win one of the three copies we have, make sure you're a follower of the readergirlz blog, and tell us below what other books you'd like to delve this deeply into! (Good news: Mind-Rain, an exploration of Scott Westerfeld's Uglies series, is out in June 2009). We'll pick three winning commenters at random next week.

Good luck, readergirlz!

PS-The winner of the final week of the 5-week contest, as announced during our LIVE! chat last week, is Paradox! Congratulations, P!


Unknown said...

I receive the newsletter. I'd love to delve into Wintergirls.

Summer said...

I'd like to delve into the new Sarah Dessen book and the new Alice book.

Liyana said...

Honestly, I'd love nothing more than to delve deeply into Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Someone once commented and said that it's a story that needs to be told, and I agree hundred percent.

I'm a follower. (:

Liyana said...

Oh yeah, here's my email: loony_balooga_91@hotmail.com

Katie said...

Hmm..Speak has already been delved into..I don't know about Ellen Hopkin's books..how about something by Sarah Dessen?

I'm a follower.

Melissa Walker said...

I'm not entering, but just to add my vote, I wanna delve into STARGIRL and LOVE, STARGIRL. Reading these right now and I just adore them.

Diana Dang said...

Does following through blogroll count? (I have been following for awhile but not through Google. If so, please tell me. =) Though you would have to leave a message on my blog if I forget to come back!)

Hm, I would say Cold Hands, Warm Heart. Amazing book. =D A lot of controversy involving organ donations and all.

Silvia said...

What about Willow by Julia Hoban?

Thanks about the info of Scott Westerfeld's new book!

I'm a follower.

Unknown said...

I'd like to delve into paper towns by john green :D

CJ Omololu said...

Not totally new, but how about Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught?

Jen said...

I would like to delve into Tamora Pierces world, just because she plans out the logistics really well

And Im a follower ^_^

Ginny said...

I'm a follower & a subscriber. I'd like to delve into The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman

sweetmelissa818 said...

The sad thing is that right now I would very much love to delve into any book, but I just don't have time!

Ms. Asphyxia said...

I subscribe!

And, if I had my choice, I'd read Speak right now.


Llehn said...

Congrats Paradox! I would love to delve into HUNGER GAMES! Really awesome book!


rubymoon said...

I follow.

I'd really like to explore The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Thanks for the chance to win.

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

BookChic said...

I just followed the blog, though I thought I already had, lol.

I'm getting ready to delve into Impulse- it finally came in at my local library. For future books, I can't wait to delve into Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen and As You Wish by Jackson Pearce, as well as a LOT of books, lol.

darbyscloset said...

I am a follower and I'd love to dive further into "North of Beautiful" or "Willow", both are excellent books!
Thanks so much,
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

I'm about to get into Wake.


Unknown said...

Oops, I'm a follower:)

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

I'm a follower.

I'd love to delve into one of Steve Berry's books. They're all fascinating to begin with!


Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway. I would like to delve into the new Sarah Dessen book.

RagDollVampGirl said...

Hey This Is A Great Contest!!
I'd Love To Dive Into North Of Beautiful!!

Please Enter Me,
I'm A Follower..



Shelly B said...

I'm a follower. I have to agree with some of the other commenters on the "delve in" book: Wintergirls, Thirteen Reasons Why, or the Stargirl series.

shelcows AT gmail DOT com

kalea_kane said...

I am a follower and I am planning on picking up Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher this weekend. I would love to go into that more deeply! Thanks for the giveaway!


Jenna said...

I'd like to delve more deeply into The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.

I'm a follower.


bloggytreasures said...

I'd like to delve into Lisa See's new one.

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