Happy release day to Ally Condie’s new book Summerlost! A big thanks to Penguin and WordSpelunker for organizing this release day blitz and letting me be a part of it! All the links to buy this book are down below along with a cool giveaway!
Buy: Penguin Random House: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/534589/summerlost-by-ally-condie/
Rafflecopter giveaway: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/6973b88d396/?
A Spring 2016 Kids’ Indie Next List Top 10 Pick!
Named one of Publishers Weekly’s Most Anticipated Children’s and YA Books of Spring 2016
« “Condie (Matched) strikes a deep emotional chord with this coming-of-age story.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review
« “Multiple, seemingly random details, including a family of turkey vultures that now roost outside Cedar’s window, an absurd soap opera narrative of a woman buried alive, and Leo’s quest for a trip with his father, coalesce into metaphors that help Cedar make sense of her grief and the life she now has to look forward to. Thoughtful, poetic chapter endings guide readers new to psychological depth toward meaningful connections between plot events and thematic reflections.” – BCCB
“A moving tale of friendship and loss. I loved these characters—I wish we could have been friends when I was a kid.” –Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Five Kingdoms series
“Ally Condie’s first middle grade book might also be my favorite out of ALL her books to date. Summerlost is a story packed with nostalgia, heart, and gorgeous prose.” – The Novel Novice
“A nuanced portrait of grief deeply grounded in the middle-school mind-set.” – Booklist
“Honest, lovely, and sad.” – Kirkus Reviews
“A sweet, heartfelt story.” – School Library Journal
“Achingly good.” – Summer Laurie, Books Inc.
Happy reading! And thanks again to Penguin for organizing this!