Giveaway: Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles (US/Canada)





by Jo Knowles

Release Date: March 10, 2015

Candlewick Press



Does anyone ever see us for who we really are? Jo Knowles’s revelatory novel of interlocking stories peers behind the scrim as it follows nine teens and one teacher through a seemingly ordinary day.
Nate suffers a broken finger—the middle one, splinted to flip off the world. It won’t be the last time a middle finger is raised on this day. Dreamer Claire envisions herself sitting in an artsy café, filling a journal, but fate has other plans. One cheerleader dates a closeted basketball star; another questions just how, as a “big girl,” she fits in. A group of boys scam drivers for beer money without remorse—or so it seems. Over the course of a single day, these voices and others speak loud and clear about the complex dance that is life in a small town. They resonate in a gritty and unflinching portrayal of a day like any other, with ordinary traumas, heartbreak, and revenge. But on any given day, the line where presentation and perception meet is a tenuous one, so hard to discern. Unless, of course, one looks a little closer—and reads between the lines. 
b2ap3_thumbnail_Jo_Knowles.JPGABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jo Knowles is the author of Jumping Off Swings and its sequel, Living with Jackie Chan, as well as See You at Harry’s. She lives in Vermont with her family. You can find her on Twitter at @JoKnowles.




TEN winners will each win a hardcover of Jo Knowle’s READ BETWEEN THE LINES. US/Canada only.

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30-60 days after the giveaway ends.

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: How does Nate break his middle finger? Read chapter sampler to find out



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46 thoughts on “Giveaway: Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles (US/Canada)”

  1. stacy says:

    He broke his finger in gym class playing basketball.
    Hope I win a copy, it looks good.

  2. Christine Henderson says:

    A basketball thrown too hard in P.E. broke Nate’s finger.

  3. Sierra says:

    Bully in gym class while playing basketball did the trick. 🙁 Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  4. Brynne says:

    He gets hit with a basketball thrown too hard in gym class. Ouch.

  5. MaCaila Sharp says:

    a basketball is thrown too hard at him in gym glass 😮

  6. you says:

    playing basketball in gym class (threw the ball too hard)

  7. Jen says:

    Broke his finger during basketball game in gym class

  8. Kristie says:

    Playing basketball in PE.

  9. Hannah Parmar says:

    Nate breaks his finger by a basketball in gym.

  10. bn100 says:

    he got hit with a basketball in gym class

  11. Kierra says:

    He broke his finger when someone passes the basketball to him.


  13. Leni Checkas says:

    Nate broke his finger during gym basketball, and no one cared enough to stop the game. Double ouch!

  14. Jen P says:

    A basketball in the finger in gym class

  15. Niki Moss says:

    He broke it playing basketball.

  16. Linda Mitchell says:

    He broke it catching an unfair pass in an unfair game in and unfair situation of being a son to a disappointed father. I want to know more! This was the most fun giveway entry ever! Thanks.

  17. Dawn Rankin says:

    He broke his finger catching a basketball pass that was thrown way too hard!

  18. Lori W says:

    He broke his finger playing basketball in gym class. Someone threw the ball to hard.

  19. Delia Chavez says:

    He broke his finger in gym class playing basketball.

  20. Dan Denman says:

    He gets hit with a basketball that is passed too hard to him.

  21. Tori Grable says:

    Nate breaks his finger when Jacob Richarde passes the ball too him much too hard–as if trying to get him out in a game of dodgeball–during PE class.

  22. Katie says:

    He broke his finger while playing basketball in gym class because Jacob Richarde hurled “the ball at me four time harder than he really needs to.”

  23. Kalani says:

    Getting hit with a basketball too hard. 🙂

  24. Stacy says:

    He broke it playing basketball

  25. He got hit by a basketball. Ouch!

  26. Estefania Montanez says:

    Basketball brakes his finger when its thrown to hard.

  27. Eimear says:

    broke his finger playing basketball in gym class

  28. Melinda says:

    Playing basketball. Jacob Richarde threw it at him too hard and it broke.

  29. Jackeline Gonzalez says:

    he gets hit w/a basketball

  30. Kalani says:

    When does the giveaway end?

  31. Susan T. says:

    He broke it in gym class playing basketball.

  32. Lydia Monk says:

    He broke his finger in gym class, thanks to a bully.

  33. Sandy S says:

    Keith throws the basketball at him too hard.

  34. Tarah says:

    I’m not sure how he broke his middle finger because I haven’t read the book yet but I’d really like to find out!

  35. katie freeland says:

    Nate’s finger broke because a basketball was thrown really hard at him.

  36. Allie Stevens says:

    He broke his finger trying to catch a too-hard pass in basketball! Ouch.

  37. Irene M says:

    Playing basketball in gym class

  38. Irene M says:

    Wouldn’t let me follow either option on Twitter, although I haven’t exceeded the allowed number to follow. If you can, please add @Epona1448 to the followers.

  39. Kelly Mogk says:

    Misplaced adolescent angst and rage, a basketball game, and poor timing broke Nate’s finger. 😉

  40. Rebecca King says:

    Nate’s finger gets broken by a hard pass while playing basketball in gym class.

  41. Kathy Temean says:

    He breaks his finger in gym class playing basketball.

  42. Cathy Graham says:

    His finger gets hit by a mean guy throwing the basketball too hard towards him.

  43. He broke it in gym class when a hard thrown basketball hit him. Thanks for the chance to win.

  44. Natasha says:

    A kid threw a ball at him in PE and he broke his finger

  45. Gianna Kent says:

    he broke it playing basketball

  46. Sara says:

    He broke his own finger by closing it in the door.

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