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Giving Thanks: Win an International Prize Pack from Sarah Skilton

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Today we have a special Thanksgiving-themed giveaway for you to enter. Sarah Skilton, author of BRUISED (March 5th, 2013 by Amulet/Abrams), would love to thank the authors who've blurbed her book by giving away copies of their latest works, as well as an ARC of BRUISED.

Before we get to the prize details, here is a bit about BRUISED:



When Imogen, a sixteen-year-old black belt in Tae Kwon Do, freezes during a holdup at a local diner, the gunman is shot and killed by the police, and she blames herself for his death. Before the shooting, she believed that her black belt made her stronger than everyone else -- more responsible, more capable. But now her sense of self has been challenged and she must rebuild her life, a process that includes redefining her relationship with her family and navigating first love with the boy who was at the diner with her during the shootout. With action, romance, and a complex heroine, Bruised introduces a vibrant new voice to the young adult world -- full of dark humor and hard truths.

And here's a message from Sarah: 

A huge thank you to Miranda Kenneally, Trish Doller, Mariah Fredericks, and Ann Stampler for blurbing Bruised. You are my YA heroes. I still can't believe I get to see your blurbs on the back cover of my book. I can't thank you enough for your kind words, below:

"The kind of book that keeps you up late at night and lingers long after you've turned the last page. Imogen's struggle in the aftermath of trauma is brutal in a raw, beautiful way. I loved everything about it."
—Trish Doller, author of Something Like Normal

"Raw and real, Bruised is an important read for all teens, especially those who feel they’ve lost their way. This beautiful book sows the true power of sports."
—Miranda Kenneally, author of Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker

"A powerful, gripping portrait of one girl's struggle to survive a violent tragedy... Sarah Skilton brings her heroine to a place of self-forgiveness and healing with extraordinary realism and humanity."
—Mariah Fredericks, author of The Girl in the Park

"A poignant look at a family groping to come together; an offbeat romance with charm and heat; and a heart-rending but ultimately triumphant story of a girl reclaiming her life. Absolutely absorbing!"
—Ann Stampler, author of Where it Began

 

One lucky international winner will receive a signed ARC of BRUISED plus these incredible novels by these incredible authors:

WHERE IT BEGAN by Ann Stampler (signed by the author)
SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL by Trish Doller
THE GIRL IN THE PARK by Mariah Fredericks
STEALING PARKER by Miranda Kenneally (signed by the author)

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To enter the giveaway, fill out the raffle form below. Good luck!

 

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  • YABC
    YABC Monday, 19 November 2012

    Thank you for the giveaway!!
    Imogen has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

  • YABC
    YABC Monday, 19 November 2012

    Tae Kwon Do. Thanks for the contest!

  • YABC
    YABC Monday, 19 November 2012

    Tae Kwon Do. Awesome giveaway!!

  • YABC
    YABC Monday, 19 November 2012

    Imogen studies Tae Kwon Do. And this giveaway looks AMAZING!

  • YABC
    YABC Monday, 19 November 2012

    I can't wait to read BRUISED! Imogen studies Tae Kwon Do.

  • Vivien
    Vivien Monday, 19 November 2012

    Tae Kwon Do!

  • YABC
    YABC Monday, 19 November 2012

    She studies Tae Kwon Do, which I actually used to do as well! :)

  • Sophia Chang
    Sophia Chang Monday, 19 November 2012

    Tae Kwon Do!

  • Stacy
    Stacy Monday, 19 November 2012

    Tae Kwon Do

  • YABC
    YABC Monday, 19 November 2012

    Tae Kwon Do!

    I'm excited about this one! I actually posted about this great cover earlier today!

  • YABC
    YABC Monday, 19 November 2012

    Tae Kwon Do!

  • Casog
    Casog Tuesday, 20 November 2012

    She studies TAe Kwon Do!! ANd she is a black belt at it to ;)

  • Jessy
    Jessy Tuesday, 20 November 2012

    Tae Kwon Do

  • Ashfa
    Ashfa Tuesday, 20 November 2012

    Imogen studies Tae Kwon Do.

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 20 November 2012

    Taekwondo, of course. :)

  • alicia marie
    alicia marie Saturday, 24 November 2012

    Tae Kwon Do : )

  • Courtney Gendreau
    Courtney Gendreau Saturday, 24 November 2012

    taekwondo

  • Brooke
    Brooke Sunday, 25 November 2012

    She studies Tae Kwon Do. Thanks for the chance to win! All the books look great.

  • Sarah O'Reilly
    Sarah O'Reilly Sunday, 25 November 2012

    tae kwon do

  • YABC
    YABC Monday, 26 November 2012

    Tae Kwon Do

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