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Cover Reveal: 45 Pounds (more or less) + Giveaway! (US Only)

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Today we have the pleasure of hosting a terrific cover reveal for 45 POUNDS (MORE OR LESS) by K.A. Barson! 

Before we get to the big reveal, here is a message from Kelly:

Hey, YABC! Thanks for joining me for the exclusive cover reveal for my debut YA novel, 45 POUNDS (MORE OR LESS). While neither my main character Ann nor I are unbelievably gorgeous, I think the cover of my book is. The design team at Viking took care with each and every detail, right down to a spectacular font. Feel free to “ooh” and “ah” and even laugh a little, because that’s actually the look we were going for. You can find out more about Ann, the book, and me—including future giveaways—by checking out my website, www.kabarson.com or the Class of 2k13’s site, www.classof2k13.com.

Cheers,
K.A. (Kelly) Barson, (45 POUNDS (MORE OR LESS), Viking)

And now on with the show! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45Pounds compcover new

 

Here are the numbers of Ann Galardi’s life: 

She is 16.
And a size 17.
Her perfect mother is a size 6.
Her Aunt Jackie is getting married in 10 weeks, and wants Ann to be her bridesmaid.
So Ann makes up her mind: Time to lose 45 pounds (more or less) in 2 ½  months.

Welcome to the world of informercial diet plans, wedding dance lessons, embarrassing run-ins with the cutest guy Ann’s ever seen—-and some surprises about her NOT-so-perfect mother. 

And there’s one more thing. It’s all about feeling comfortable in your own skin-—no matter how you add it up!

 

What a perfect-sounding contemporary! I'm looking forward to adding this one to my YA Contemporary TBR list. I can't seem to get enough of them! 

 

In honor of this reveal, Kelly is generously providing one signed (and/or personalized) ARC to one lucky US winner. Enter using the form below! Good luck!

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 



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  • Vivien
    Vivien Tuesday, 27 November 2012

    I think it's really cute!

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 27 November 2012

    The cover looks heavy. All those clothes. It's nice

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 27 November 2012

    I like the cover and LOVE the title, but I wish I could see more of her body in order to solidify that her issue is weight loss.

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 27 November 2012

    Love it, Kelly! Thanks for letting us know about the reveal!

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 27 November 2012

    Congrats, Kelly! I love the idea of piling on the clothes, and it could be seen as symbolic of her true self waiting to be revealed.

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 27 November 2012

    What a fun cover, Kelly! And the book sounds wonderful. On my TBR list!

  • Jennifer Howard McCoy
    Jennifer Howard McCoy Tuesday, 27 November 2012

    This is a fun cover!!!

  • Alyssa Hatmaker
    Alyssa Hatmaker Tuesday, 27 November 2012

    SUCH a great cover! I love the title placement and fonts, and I think the cover perfectly illustrates what the book is about.

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 27 November 2012

    I love the cover -- colorful and really shows visually what's happening in the book

  • April Byrum
    April Byrum Tuesday, 27 November 2012

    Love the cover!

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 27 November 2012

    I like it!

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 27 November 2012

    Really fun cover. Kind of drives me crazy that I can't pull back those clothes and see her face. Love all the color!

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 27 November 2012

    I think the cover is clean and telling. It really makes me want to read the book!

  • Elie
    Elie Tuesday, 27 November 2012

    Cute cover, I love the story idea better. I think there will be many who will relate to this story. I can't wait to read it!

  • Megan Bostic
    Megan Bostic Tuesday, 27 November 2012

    I think the cover is really adorable and I love the fonts.:)

  • Kelly Barson
    Kelly Barson Tuesday, 27 November 2012

    Thanks, everyone. I appreciate your support and enthusiasm. Thank you, thank you, thank you, YABC, for such a great reveal. You guys are awesome.

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  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 01 January 2013

    You're very welcome! Thanks for letting us be the host! Can't wait to read this one. :)

  • MrsErica Beaton
    MrsErica Beaton Tuesday, 27 November 2012

    I love the cover, because it is 1) timeless--I hate when a book starts to fade from regular classroom checkouts because the cover was trendy a few years earlier--2) the facelessness makes it universal and an easy "I am Ann" connection for lots of readers, and 3) it's super cute!

    Thanks for giveaway! :)

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  • YABC
    YABC Wednesday, 28 November 2012

    Great points. Totally agree.

  • Stacy
    Stacy Tuesday, 27 November 2012

    This cover is so intriguing!

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