Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday Giveaway: Misfit McCabe

It's been a long, long time since I did a giveaway and honestly, I really miss them. I love giveaways. So I've decided to combine two things that I love: giveaways and reading. I'm going to giveaway books that I love.

For my first book giveaway, I'm sharing a book that Julia and I fell in love with: Misfit McCabe by LK Gardner-Griffie. Misfit McCabe is the first book in a Middle Grade/ younger Young Adult series. Fourteen year old Katie McCabe is sent to live with her uncle and his family. Katie's mother died when she was a baby and her father is seriously ill and is hospitalized for tests. Upset that her father sent her to Uncle Charlie's, Katie struggles with her resentment over the situation and her desire to be accepted. She soon meets her new nemesis, Harvey Jr. and it doesn't take long to for Katie to get into trouble, something she's all too familiar with. Poor Katie finds out that her entire world is about to be turned upside down.

I'm a sucker for YA books and I loved this one. It was a fast read and drew me in on page one. I'm also sentimental and cried multiple times over this book. But as my kids are quick to point out and (tease me mercilessly about), I cry over Hallmark commercials. (So, sue me.) The real test was that Julia cried. Several times. And Julia never cries. Julia loved this book. I would find her reading it anywhere and everywhere. I've heard her tell her friends about how much she loves this book. And that just doesn't happen.

I must also confess that I know LK. Not personally, we've never met nor talked on the phone, but we share a friendship on Twitter. I'm the first to admit that I never thought this possible. How do you develop a friendship in 140 character snippets? Believe me, it's possible. I met LK the first of December using the hashtags #amwritingparty and #WIPfire. She has shared her wisdom, her support, her soapbox and her friendship. I'm honored to say I know her.

So now I can't wait to share LK and her book with one of you! I'm giving away a copy of Misfit McCabe to a lucky reader. All you have to do is leave a comment. No other rules, just leave a comment. If you want to have two chances to win, go over to my author blog Denise Swank and leave a comment there. You could potentially win two copies. (in the chance that that should happen, I could send you LK's second book Nowhere Feels Like Home instead.)

You can leave comments from now until Saturday, January 9 9:00 pm CST. Good luck!

23 comments:

Beth said...

Being a teacher in a middle school/junior high I am excited about this book... pick me!

Heather said...

I love giveaways!

And I love to read!

Right now, I am reading The Lightning Thief, which my oldest has already read and loved. Next Isabel is going to read it, then we're going to see the movie in February.

This book would gets lots of use, I'm sure!

Brandy said...

How cool that you bonded over Twitter! I can totally see that happening, especially with your writing peeps.

Sounds like your friend wrote a great book & I would love to read it!

LK Gardner-Griffie said...

Denise - Thank you so much for the review and hosting the giveaway. Your words have me glowing. I am so glad both you and Julia enjoyed Misfit McCabe and Julia is sharing with her friends. It just doesn't get better for an author to hear that her readers connected with the characters enough to share their emotions.

And I have been trying to explain to people how these rare & beautiful friendships are budding & blossoming in an amazing 140 character snippets. Perhaps by having to abide within the limitations, we put what is essential and the rest of the subterfuge which creeps in other aspects in our life must be dispensed with.

And yes, one more connection between us - I sob at hallmark commercials and have been known to have to leave the room.

Thanks again for the review & the giveaway.

Lorie said...

Hey there Denise, I too love Young Adult books....guess I'll never grow up..LOL

Angie H. said...

Would love to win this for my girls.. I have twns that are 13... one loves to read one not so much...
Angie H.
angieaccoun@aol.com

Kat said...

Count me in. Since you mentioned the book in your comment to me..I have it on my list. I'd love to not have to wait for my library to order it!

I haven't done a contest in forever either...might have to think about that one!

Jewelz said...

You have to read this book! I could visualize everything in my head You didn't have to go back and try to figure out what one thing meant. My mom says i never cry, that's not true but i hate crying in front of other people. i did cry several time and i never thought i could read a book and it make me cry over a situation. It gets you very emotional. I think this is the best book i have ever read! Thanks LK for writing this book!

-Jewelz <3

Denise said...

Thanks Denise!

wendy said...

love to read, have not read anything YA in a long time, loved judy blume and this sounds along those lines....hope i win....glad you're back!

Mireyah Wolfe said...

I was talking to Angie Kate about this book last night on skype--I haven't read it, and from what she's told me, I definitely need to! LOL

I've only recently gotten into the YA, but everything I've read has been really good. I'd love to read LK's book. =)

Janelle said...

Sounds like something Jordan might enjoy reading. Thanks for the chance!!

Cindy said...

How fun!
My girls and I love to read!

Sara said...
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Sara said...

Oh that book sounds good..and it sounds like something I would like and then be able to pass along to my younger sister too!!

jemscout425 said...

i love young adult books too
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Sara McClung ♥ said...

I really enjoyed this book!! And the next one is awesome too :-) (Don't enter me, I own it already! I just wanted to pass along my thoughts as well!)

Team Houston said...

I never heard of this book and would enjoy reading it!! FUN!!

Jules said...

i would totally give this to my niece-after I read it first of course!

Musings of a Homeschooling Mom said...

I would love to read this & I'm sure my daughter would, too!

Jessica

Our Crazy Life said...

I would love to read this and then share with my daughters!

bison61 said...

I'd like this for my granddaughter

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Vic said...

What a good book review! Even though it appears to be over- I think I might check the book out. Thanks for offering your input!