Giveaway: Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens (US only)

Giveaway: Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens (US only)

 

FAKING NORMAL

Author’s name: Courtney C. Stevens
Release date: 2/25/14
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: 978-0-06-224538-0


 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Alexi Littrell hasn't told anyone what happened to her over the summer. Ashamed and embarrassed, she hides in her closet and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does.
 
At school, nobody sees the scratches or her pain. The only person she connects with is the mysterious Captain Lyric, who writes song lyrics on her fourth-period desk for her to complete. With pencil marks and music, Alexi carves out a comfortable space for herself as she and the Captain finish each other's songs—words on a desk feel safer than words spoken aloud.
 
But when Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend who understands her better than anyone. He has secrets of his own and knows all about suffering in silence. As they lean on each other for support, Alexi gives him the strength to deal with his past, and Bodee helps her find the courage to finally speak up.
 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Courtney C. Stevens grew up in Kentucky and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She is an adjunct professor and a former youth minister. Her other skills include playing hide-and-seek, climbing trees, and being an Olympic torch bearer.

 

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One winner will receive a signed hard copy of Faking Normal plus swag. 
A second winner will receive a Channel Your Brave t-shirt plus swag.
 
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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:

Music can definitely help to soothe pain when we're going through tough times. How has music helped you during tough times?

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Guest - Jessica Longwisch on Thursday, 13 February 2014 12:10

I love listening to music to suit my mood and to help me through difficult days and situations!

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I love listening to music to suit my mood and to help me through difficult days and situations!
Shira Greer on Thursday, 13 February 2014 19:09

Music just helps me channel all of my emotions. I sing and it just lets me get it all out.

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Music just helps me channel all of my emotions. I sing and it just lets me get it all out.
Guest - Shira Greer on Thursday, 13 February 2014 19:10

Music just helps me channel all of my emotions. I sing and it just lets me get it all out.

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Music just helps me channel all of my emotions. I sing and it just lets me get it all out.
Sam (website) on Thursday, 13 February 2014 20:41

When Iam stressed, angry or depressed certain songs help sooth me.

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When Iam stressed, angry or depressed certain songs help sooth me.
Danielle Schneider (website) on Saturday, 15 February 2014 08:50

It expresses how I am feeling better than I could describe to anyone.

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It expresses how I am feeling better than I could describe to anyone.
Brigid Kapuvari (website) on Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:58

I always turned to music when I'm stressed out.

Homework=Broadway
Feeling Exhilarated=Pop Music
Feeling Passionate=Slow and Steady Music
Feeling Angry=Rock/Dark-Themed Music
Feeling Sad=Meaningful Music
Feeling Jolly=Country

I just love how it feels when I listen to music, like someone understands what I'm feeling.

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I always turned to music when I'm stressed out. Homework=Broadway Feeling Exhilarated=Pop Music Feeling Passionate=Slow and Steady Music Feeling Angry=Rock/Dark-Themed Music Feeling Sad=Meaningful Music Feeling Jolly=Country I just love how it feels when I listen to music, like someone understands what I'm feeling.
Kristin Jones (website) on Saturday, 15 February 2014 12:12

Absolutely, I have certain songs I love to listen to at certain times

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Absolutely, I have certain songs I love to listen to at certain times
Sarah Zane Kellar (website) on Sunday, 16 February 2014 15:43

Music definitely helps me through hard times

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Music definitely helps me through hard times
Guest - bn100 on Monday, 17 February 2014 23:07

not really

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not really
Guest - Morgan on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 20:41

It has been a comforter, and something to vent to or with when nothing or no one else understands there is always a song that can relate to the emotions we are feeling!

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It has been a comforter, and something to vent to or with when nothing or no one else understands there is always a song that can relate to the emotions we are feeling!

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