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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Happy Book Birthday! Justina Chen, Return to Me

Joy of joy! Co-founder of readergirlz, Justina Chen, is launching her latest novel today! Get ready for the beautiful, raw, realistic Return to Me. You will be moved. Just listen to the thoughts of other readergirlz: 

"So basically, they are real people. And that makes reading about them to be completely engrossing."
Kelly Hager 

"Return to Me is inspirational, it's raw emotions, and it's powerful! It's more than just reading a book. It's living in the story, being Rebecca!"
Jovan Tucker

"Justina has done such a great job at story telling you will be enthralled with this book and will not be able to put it down." 

"I can't even recount how many times I cried while reading this book. It was pretty amazing." 

Here's the description from Amazon:

Nothing is going as planned for Rebecca Muir. She's weeks away from starting college--at a school chosen specifically to put a few thousand miles of freedom between Reb and her parents. But her dad's last-minute job opportunity has her entire family moving all those miles with her! And then there's the matter of her unexpected, amazing boyfriend, Jackson, who is staying behind on the exact opposite coast.

And if that isn't enough to deal with, mere days after moving cross-country, Reb's dad drops shocking, life-changing news. With her mother and brother overwhelmed and confused, Reb is left alone to pick up the pieces of her former life. But how can she do that when everything can change in an instant? How can she trust her "perfect" boyfriend when her own dad let her down? Reb started the year knowing exactly what her future would hold, but now that her world has turned upside down, will she discover what she really wants?

Happy Book Birthday, Justina! We are so proud of you and this work you are releasing with so much love. Thank you!

Join the Celebratory Twitter Party at #LBSchat at 5 PT, 8 ET!

Return to Me
by Justina Chen
Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2013

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Little Willow said...

Yay, Justina! :)

holly cupala said...

Happy book birthday, Justina, and welcome to the world, Reb and RETURN TO ME!

Erin said...

hip hip hooray!!

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