It's Live!! Cover Reveal: A Messy, Beautiful Life by Sara Jade Alan + Giveaway (Intl)

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Hi, YABCers!

Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for A MESSY, BEAUTIFUL LIFE by Sara Jade Alan, releasing October 2, 2017 from Entangled Teen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Sara:

Hi YABCers!

I’m so excited to reveal the cover of my debut novel, A MESSY, BEAUTIFUL LIFE. The story is about Ellie, a teen improviser who does what any girl with a tumor in her femur would do when encouraged by the funny guy of her dreams: she enters a standup comedy contest. The artwork is based on a painting that is given to Ellie, and my publisher felt so strongly about having this art as the cover, that they changed the title of the book to fit the tone of the cover! When I first saw the image I gasped because it was so close to what I imagined, and I think the artist did an absolutely beautiful job.

XOXO, Sara





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A MESSY, BEAUTIFUL LIFE

By: Sara Jade Alan
Release date: October 2, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen
ISBN: 9781640633544
 
 
About the Book

Life is funny sometimes. 

And not always the ha, ha kind. Like that one time where a hot guy tried to kiss me and I fell. Down. Hard. And then found out I had cancer. 

I’m trying to be strong for my friends and my mom. 

And I’m trying so hard to be “just friends” with that hot guy, even though he seems to want so much more. But I won’t do that to him. He’s been through this before with his family, and I’m not going to let him watch me die. 

So, I tell myself: Smile Ellie. Be funny Ellie. Don’t cry Ellie, because once I start, I might not stop.


 
 
About the Author

Sara Jade Alan wrote her first comedy sketch during second-grade recess, then cast it, directed it, and made costumes out of garbage bags. Since then she's performed in more than a thousand improvised and scripted shows. Currently she's one half the comedy duo The Novelistas , who perform about the highs and lows of writing and publishing. When she’s not writing or performing, she gives My Life Online presentations in schools to teach kids how to create a positive online footprint, and she’s an educator with Girls Leadership. Raised in a suburb of Chicago, Sara now lives in Colorado with her husband and daughter. A Messy, Beautiful Life, Sara’s debut YA novel with Entangled Teen, is inspired by her personal life story.

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Giveaway Details

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Comments 13

John on Friday, 01 September 2017 18:34

The cover is a bit too early-Warhol floral for my tastes! But I agree, life is funny sometimes!

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The cover is a bit too early-Warhol floral for my tastes! But I agree, life is funny sometimes!
Dianna G. on Sunday, 03 September 2017 12:39

I don't like the cover....much prefer real flowers in a collage like that. The summary seems good, though.

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I don't like the cover....much prefer real flowers in a collage like that. The summary seems good, though.
Pears D. on Sunday, 03 September 2017 18:18

I'm really drawn to this cover actually, both the colors and the content. I especially like how it's not what it seems at first, but then you see the bone in the middle of the flowers. Seems fitting for for both the hilarity and severity of the storyline.

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I'm really drawn to this cover actually, both the colors and the content. I especially like how it's not what it seems at first, but then you see the bone in the middle of the flowers. Seems fitting for for both the hilarity and severity of the storyline.
Annarea Camielle Impas on Monday, 04 September 2017 10:48

The cover is one of those "happy but weird" type look idk but it just suits the book I swear ?? The synopsis is really my type ❤️? and thank you so much for this chance ?

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The cover is one of those "happy but weird" type look idk but it just suits the book I swear ?? The synopsis is really my type ❤️? and thank you so much for this chance ?
Shannon Mizikoski on Tuesday, 05 September 2017 22:47

I actually really like the cover, even though floral isn't usually my "thing". But the retro floral really works here! The synopsis sounds amazing, and so very emotionally captivating!

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I actually really like the cover, even though floral isn't usually my "thing". But the retro floral really works here! The synopsis sounds amazing, and so very emotionally captivating!
Samantha Lashley on Saturday, 09 September 2017 15:19

The synopsis definitely captured my attention. And I love the cover, I'm a sucker for bold letters and flowers!

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The synopsis definitely captured my attention. And I love the cover, I'm a sucker for bold letters and flowers!
Lily M. on Monday, 11 September 2017 06:47

Seems cute can't wait to check it out

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Seems cute can't wait to check it out :)
Angela Z. on Friday, 15 September 2017 09:11

The cover is so colorful and stunning! The synopsis gives me The Fault in Our Stars vibes

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The cover is so colorful and stunning! The synopsis gives me The Fault in Our Stars vibes :)
ADELIA MASTIKA on Friday, 22 September 2017 02:32

I'ts such beautiful cover. I would love to read this. thanks for making it for international

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I'ts such beautiful cover. I would love to read this. thanks for making it for international :D
Kelly G on Friday, 22 September 2017 23:52

This book has a pretty cover and sounds so sweet!

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This book has a pretty cover and sounds so sweet!
Sam on Thursday, 28 September 2017 01:26

I adore the cover!!! The soft pastel flowers and the bone!

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I adore the cover!!! The soft pastel flowers and the bone!
Dan Denman on Thursday, 28 September 2017 11:59

I like the bone among the flowers on the book cover. Ellie sounds like a good character. I would like to read her story.

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I like the bone among the flowers on the book cover. Ellie sounds like a good character. I would like to read her story.
Danielle Hammelef on Saturday, 30 September 2017 12:59

The cover is perfect for this book--the bone makes the watercolor flower painting more than sad and shows symbolism of beauty and death. This book is going to make me cry.

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The cover is perfect for this book--the bone makes the watercolor flower painting more than sad and shows symbolism of beauty and death. This book is going to make me cry.

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