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Cover Reveal: Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell + Giveaway (US Only)

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It's double cover reveal week, YABCers!

Today we're celebrating the cover for SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS by Bethany Crandell, releasing April 1, 2014 from Running Press Kids. Before we get to the cover, here's a message from Bethany:

 

Hey YABC. Thanks for letting me hijack the site to show off the cover for SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS! 
 
I gotta tell you, designing the right cover for this book wasn’t easy. With a ruthless main character and unpredictable supporting cast, SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS breaks the rules of your typical contemporary read, which is why it was so important we come up with a concept that properly reflected that vision. Thankfully, the geniuses over at Running Press came up with an idea (based on a pivotal scene from the book) that captures the raw, unapologetic tone of the story, while still lending to its humor and heartfelt sincerity. 
 
Some days having a one-of-a-kind cover can feel a little risky…but mostly it just feels exciting. Breaking the rules is so much fun! 
 
Hope you like it…
 
-Bethany Crandell (SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS, Running Press)

 

 

Oh, I think we will. Ready to see?

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Here it is!

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*** If you choose to share this image elsewhere, please include a courtesy link back to this page so others can enter Bethany's giveaway. Thank you! ***

 

SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS

by Bethany Crandell
Release date: April 1, 2014
ISBN: 0762449519
 

About the book

Seventeen-year-old Cricket Montgomery was born with a silver spoon in her mouth 
(though Tiffany Platinum would have been preferred). So when her father rips her from her cashmere comfort zone and ships her off to work at a rural Michigan summer camp, she is less than thrilled. Adding to her horror is the arrival of two short buses and the realization that she will be a counselor to teens with special needs.
 
What puzzles Cricket more than just a world without Vuitton bags and four-star dining, is why these “strange-faced” kids are so happy, despite their obvious differences. But between being force fed a hearty dose of reality (by a very cute co-counselor) and organizing the end-of-summer talent show, Cricket might be able to survive this summer one wheelchair spoke at a time.
 
 
 

Our Thoughts

So, at first you think this is going to be a fun summer romp, right? And then you see the wheelchair, and you know, somehow, some way, Bethany Crandell is going to hit you right in the feels. 

I love the colors, the whimsical feel, and the added textures making it look like a collage. Well done, Running Press!
 
And as a girl who lives in Michigan, I'm excited to read about Cricket's summer there. It's a pretty transformative place. ;-)
 
 

b2ap3_thumbnail_crandell.jpgAbout the Author

Bethany lives in San Diego with her husband, two kiddos, (one of whom is differently-abled) and a chocolate lab who has no regard for personal space. She thinks that laughter is the best medicine, that avocados make the world go round, and that Jake Ryan is going to show up at her door any minute now….

 

 

 

Giveaway Details

  • One US winner will receive a signed ARC when they become available. 

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends. 

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:

What do you think about the cover?

 

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  • Guest
    Angela Cook Thursday, 12 December 2013

    What a fantastic cover! It's so different than everything else out there. I love it!

  • Guest
    Amber Clites Thursday, 12 December 2013

    Wonderful adorable cover! Love & Want!

  • Tami Barnas
    Tami Barnas Thursday, 12 December 2013

    Love, love, love this cover! The images perfectly reflect the humor of the book. The burning question from the young reader in my house is, "Who belongs in that ginormous green swimsuit?"!

  • Guest
    J. A. Bennett Thursday, 12 December 2013

    Oh my goodness Beth! I LOVE it!! It looks so amazing! Congrats!

  • Guest
    Amy Rolland Thursday, 12 December 2013

    Fabulous cover! Captures a playful, quirky tone. Makes me yearn for summer!!!

  • Guest
    Anita Thursday, 12 December 2013

    If you like the funtastic swimsuits, wait until you meet their owners! :p The characters in this book are so authentic, loveable, hate-able, and witty (and also irreverent at times) you're going to want them all for your besties. :D LOVE this book and adore this cover!!!

  • LoriTeigen
    LoriTeigen Thursday, 12 December 2013

    SQUEEE!!!! I love it! I cannot wait to have a copy on my nightstand! So proud of you!!! ;););););););)

  • Mary Wagner
    Mary Wagner Thursday, 12 December 2013

    I can't wait until this comes out!!!

  • Angie Sandro
    Angie Sandro Thursday, 12 December 2013

    Awesome cover!! I'm so excited for this to release. I think I've been very patient considering how much I want to read it.

  • Guest
    Kerri Thursday, 12 December 2013

    I can't imagine a more perfect cover for this fun book! It's eye-catching, and absolutely stunning, plus the novel is SUCH a good read!!! AHHH, I AM SWOONING OVER HERE!

  • Guest
    Rhiann Wynn-Nolet Thursday, 12 December 2013

    I think it's a fabulously fun cover for this book. Well done!

  • Guest
    Precy Larkins Thursday, 12 December 2013

    It is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! I want to buy a boatload of Bethany's book and surround myself with the pretties. Heh!

  • Guest
    Jeanne Robert Thursday, 12 December 2013

    Love the cover! Makes me want to read the book. Congrats Bethany!

  • Guest
    Jasmeet Kaur Friday, 13 December 2013

    Very Great Full Site

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    Robin Hall Friday, 13 December 2013

    I love all the yellow and the wheelchair next to the wide variety of swim suits.

  • Mary Crockett
    Mary Crockett Friday, 13 December 2013

    Awesome cute!

  • Mary Crockett
    Mary Crockett Friday, 13 December 2013

    Awesome cute!

  • Guest
    Evette Torres Friday, 13 December 2013

    I love the cover. It's really cute. It's simple and not overly extravagant. I think it's perfect for a fun read like this book sounds. :)

  • Kara Barbieri
    Kara Barbieri Saturday, 14 December 2013

    I like the cover! It's really different from all the other covers for YA Books I've seen out there and it's also really cute!

  • Lynanne Carroll
    Lynanne Carroll Tuesday, 17 December 2013

    I was hooked after reading the synopsis a little while back, and I can understand why finding/creating just the right cover would be difficult for a book that is unusual--but the designers did such a marvelous job you'd never know there'd been a struggle in the first place. It's flirtatious and whimsical, edgy, and artsy (collage effect is a nice touch!)...and already begins to illuminate the story. Reminds me of Fangirl and Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (whose novels are fantastic). Excited to read Summer on the Shortbus!!!

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