Giveaway: SUMMER OF '69 (US and Canada)

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Summer of '69 (US & Canada)

by: Todd Strasser

Release Date: April 9, 2019

Publisher: Candlewick Press

 

About the Book:

Drawing from his teenage years, Todd Strasser’s novel revisits a tumultuous era and takes readers on a psychedelically tinged trip of a lifetime.

With his girlfriend, Robin, away in Canada, eighteen-year-old Lucas Baker’s only plans for the summer are to mellow out with his friends, smoke weed, drop a tab or two, and head out in his microbus for a three-day happening called the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. But life veers dramatically off track when he suddenly finds himself in danger of being drafted and sent to fight in Vietnam. If that isn’t heavy enough, there’s also the free-loving (and undeniably alluring) Tinsley, who seems determined to test Lucas’s resolve to stay faithful to Robin; a frighteningly bad trip at a Led Zeppelin concert; a run-in with an angry motorcycle gang; parents who appear headed for a divorce; and a friend on the front lines in ’Nam who’s in mortal danger of not making it back. As the pressures grow, it’s not long before Lucas finds himself knocked so far down, it’s starting to look like up to him. When tuning in, turning on, and dropping out is no longer enough, what else is there?

 

 

About the Author:

Todd Strasser is the internationally best-selling author of more than one hundred books for children and teens, including Fallout and The Beast of Cretacea, as well as the classics The Wave and Give a Boy a Gun, which are taught in classrooms around the world.

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Giveaway Details:

10 winners will each receive hardcover copies of SUMMER OF '69.

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Laura Lundeen on Saturday, 09 March 2019 14:03

I find the cover appealing. I like everything about the color scheme, the title makes me think of the Bryan Adams song. The synopsis gives enough hints to be intriguing without giving away too many details. I look forward to reading from a male perspective in this time period.

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I find the cover appealing. I like everything about the color scheme, the title makes me think of the Bryan Adams song. The synopsis gives enough hints to be intriguing without giving away too many details. I look forward to reading from a male perspective in this time period.
John on Sunday, 10 March 2019 11:51

It sounds like this book will uncover the true horror of attending a Led Zeppelin concert!

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It sounds like this book will uncover the true horror of attending a Led Zeppelin concert!
Colleen Burns on Thursday, 14 March 2019 10:40

I love the cover! The title also reminds me of the Bryan Adams song lol, I used to love that song! The synopsis sounds interesting

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I love the cover! The title also reminds me of the Bryan Adams song lol, I used to love that song! The synopsis sounds interesting
Beatrice P on Wednesday, 20 March 2019 20:36

The cover brings back happy memories

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The cover brings back happy memories
Nancy Hernandez on Saturday, 30 March 2019 22:28

I am so interested in this book love the cover.

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I am so interested in this book love the cover.
Penny Olson on Sunday, 31 March 2019 19:47

I love the big colorful VW bus on the cover. Sounds like an interesting story of the times.

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I love the big colorful VW bus on the cover. Sounds like an interesting story of the times.
Dan Denman on Wednesday, 03 April 2019 10:02

I like the book title and the book cover. I think I will like the characters and their circumstances in this history trip.

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I like the book title and the book cover. I think I will like the characters and their circumstances in this history trip.
Amie Lambert-Gaudet on Wednesday, 03 April 2019 18:16



The cover of this book called to me immediately. The sixties was an era I missed out on since I was not born until the seventies, but Woodstock and the Vietnam War were important historical times which most young adults today know little about.
The synopsis makes it seem that the story will be a compelling one and that youth of all ages will be able to relate to.

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:o :o :o :o The cover of this book called to me immediately. The sixties was an era I missed out on since I was not born until the seventies, but Woodstock and the Vietnam War were important historical times which most young adults today know little about. The synopsis makes it seem that the story will be a compelling one and that youth of all ages will be able to relate to.
Danielle Hammelef on Friday, 05 April 2019 19:09

The cover is fun and says hippie all the way. The synopsis sounds emotional as well as humorous.

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The cover is fun and says hippie all the way. The synopsis sounds emotional as well as humorous.
Debra Branigan on Sunday, 07 April 2019 23:19

I adore the cover. I will be interested to read the book and compare it to my real time adventure of 1970.

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I adore the cover. I will be interested to read the book and compare it to my real time adventure of 1970.

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