April 14, 2014

The Summer I Wasn't Me Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway


Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Summer I Wasn't Me being hosted by Sourcebooks Fire! Today I have a top ten list by the author along with a giveaway for a finished copy of the book. Enjoy!

The Summer I Wasn't Me
Author: Jessica Verdi
Genre: YA Contemporary
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Lexi has a secret…

Ever since her mom found out she was in love with a girl, seventeen year old Lexi’s afraid that what’s left of her family is going to fall apart for good.

You are on the road to truth. Help is on the way.

The road signs leading to New Horizons summer camp promise a new life for Lexi- she swears she can change. She can learn to like boys. But denying her feeling is harder than she thinks. And when she falls head over heels for Carolyn, one of her fellow campers, Lexi will have to risk her mother’s approval for the one person who might love her no matter what.

In The Summer I Wasn’t Me, Verdi writes with raw honesty and an open heart, asking the hard questions and exploring emotional depths and difficult truths in her character that no YA author has done before.
Jess’s Top Ten Favorite Books

Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Stephanie! It’s always so hard to choose JUST 10 books as my favorites, but here goes my current attempt, in no particular order:

1. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
2. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
3. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
4. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
5. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
7. Persuasion by Jane Austen
8. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
9. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
10. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing some of your favorite books with us Jessica!

Jessica Verdi lives in Brooklyn, NY, and received her MFA in Writing for Children from The New School. She loves seltzer, Tabasco sauce, TV, vegetarian soup, flip-flops, tattoos, and her dog. Jessica is also the author of My Life After Now. Visit her at jessicaverdi.com and follow her on Twitter @jessverdi.
Giveaway: The wonderful people at Sourcebooks are offering (1) finished copy of the book to a lucky reader! US/CAN only!


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