Now that school bags are filled with new paper, folders and pens the homework and reading assignments will begin again. The Scholastic Summer Challenge is still going strong through August so keep your kids registering their reading minutes to help Scholastic get an amazing number of read minutes. The record was broke earlier this summer for over 76 million minutes logged!
To celebrate the new school year and the amazing summer of 2012, Scholastic Books sent me three great teen reads that I get to give away. YEAH!
I gave Meg The Eleventh Plague to read and she is just about done with it and tells me she really likes it. It’s set in a post-flu-ravaged America where Steven and Jenny are teenagers trying to survive. The setting is a popular one for the time for sure, and the book has been giving the following review from Suzanne Collins: The Eleventh Plague hits disturbingly close to home…an excellent, taut debut novel. This review tells me I might want to read it when Meg is done!
Mita was given Bordertown #1 Crossing The Line. At first look it reminded me of the teen scene books I read as a middle-schooler but after reading the first chapter I laughed, hard at the comical writing. I haven’t finished the book, but Mita really likes it. It does have subjects to do with growth and development, so not a read for a typical 9 or 10 year old for sure. I like how real issues of the day are in this book: minorities, immigration, bigotry.
The third book I am giving away is The False Prince. The first book of a trilogy, it lays the foundation for an exciting story that I’m sure Meg is going to want to read. I have just started it and have been swept up in the life of Sage, an orphan who is being trained to possibly portray the king’s long lost son. Good stuff here!
Want to win books for a lucky kid in your life? Don’t have any tween kids to give the books to, but can donate them to a worthy cause? Maybe you are not a tween, but want to win and read the books yourself? Here’s how it will work:
*Leave a comment telling me the name of the best book you read all summer or the name of the book you wanted to read all summer and didn’t have time to (then find the time when the kids go back to school!). One entry.
*You can earn a second entry by Liking my page on FaceBook. I have 32 Likes and would love to hit 50 by the end of the year! Just tell me you like me and part of your Facebook name so I can double-check the entry.
Giveaway starts August 21st, my kids’ first day of school and ends next Tuesday, August 27th at noon EST.
(Disclaimer: I was asked to give an honest review of and hot a giveaway for these three books by Scholastic, and received a copy of each book for my time.)