Thursday, 13 May 2010
Swapped by a Kiss giveaway - and some news
Meg Cabot, queen of teen rom coms called Luisa Plaja's Split by a Kiss 'cute,sweet and funny' and the sequel 'Swapped by a Kiss' has all the same ingredients.
American Rachel - the spiky unpredictable one in Split is in England and by some magic swaps bodies with her English friend Jo. And Rachel's boyfriend David is kissing Jo! I've only just started reading it (so this giveaway competition will be on for as long as it takes me) but already I'm hooked by the pace and humour. When I read Split I was really intrigued by Rachel, so it's great to get inside her head (even when it's inside someone else's body)
Luisa has been kind enough to donate a signed copy, so this is your chance to win!
Same rules as before - you need to follow the blog and comment to be entered, but this time I'll add that if you retweet the comp on twitter or mention it on your blog you can have two entries.
And a little bit of news of my own. When I Was Joe has been longlisted for the 2010 Young Minds Book Award. Young Minds is the UK's only national charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional well-being of all children and young people, and its annual Book Award 'seeks to raise awareness and create understanding of mental health needs of children and young people. Books such as those submitted for the award can help break the isolation experienced by young people and demonstrate that their feelings and problems are not unique.'
There are twelve books on the longlist, which will be considered for a shortlist of six. The books are: Dear Dylan, by Siobhan Curham (Authorhouse, Desperate Measures, by Laura Summers (Piccadilly,Ember Fury, by Cathy Brett (Headline,
Ice Lolly, by Jean Ure (Harper Collins Children’s Books,Inside, by J A Jarman (Andersen),Lottie Biggs is Not Desperate by Hayley Long (Macmillan Children’s Books,
No Way To Go, by Bernard Ashley, (Hachette), Running on the Cracks, by Julia Donaldson (Egmont, Them and Us, by Bali Rai (Barrington Stoke),The Truth about Leo, by David Yelland (Penguin, When I was Joe, by Keren David (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books)and Zelah Green, Queen of Clean, by Vanessa Curtis (Egmont)
Past winners include the amazing Tabitha Suzuma and the Canadian writer Miriam Toews.