Giveaway: Autofocus by Lauren Gibaldi (US Only)
by Lauren Gibaldi
Release Date: June 14, 2016
About the Book
It’s always been a loaded word for Maude. And when she is given a senior photography assignment—to create a portfolio that shows the meaning of family—she doesn’t quite know where to begin. But she knows one thing: without the story of her birth mother, who died when Maude was born, her project will be incomplete.
So Maude decides to visit her best friend, Treena, at college in Tallahassee, Florida, where Maude’s birth mother once lived. But when Maude arrives, she quickly discovers that Treena has changed. With a new boyfriend and a packed social calendar, Treena doesn’t seem to have time for Maude—or helping Maude in her search.
Enter Bennett, a cute guy who lives in Treena’s dorm. He understands Maude’s need to find her mother. And as Bennett helps Maude in her search, she starts to find that her mother’s past doesn’t have to define her own future.
Lauren Gibaldi has crafted a beautiful and timely coming-of-age story that poses the question: Is who we are determined at birth, or can we change as we grow?
To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
About the Author
Lauren Gibaldi is a public librarian who's been, among other things, a magazine editor, high school English teacher, bookseller, and circus aerialist (seriously). She has a BA in literature and a master's degree in library and information studies. She lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband and daughter. Her first novel was THE NIGHT WE SAID YES.
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The cover looks awesome! I'm really into instant photography so just the fact that they're loosely using instant photos adds the beauty of it. And it made me think a deeper meaning of the cover. You know how analogue photos cannot be edited? It kinda connects to the plot being shown. Maude's birth mom is someone so rare to her and someone that she cannot erase or 'edit' in her life... So, yeah! It's really cool! The plot I'm sure, will make me cry because it will definitely show how Maude will grow.
The cover is very pretty, and the story sounds like a touching one. I think I would love to read this book and probably cry a bit along the way.
The cover touched me. Family photos are important to me because I don't have very many.
The synopsis is really timely considering how many adopted children look for their birth parents.
I think the cover really captures the idea that the synopsis was conveying: that we as people are made up of many different things, that one picture can't accurately portray our lives. As a person who does tend to judge books by their cover and synopsis, this is one that I would definitely pick up and read.
The cover looks really nice and pairs well with the synopsis. I think that both are really interesting and they make me want to read the book.
I love the cover--it's very unique and fits the synopsis well. This is the kind of book I love to read--coming of age and friendship stories.