26 April, 2011

Win So Shelly - Giveaway

I forgot to add this to the review post, so here's a separate one.

I'm giving away my ARC of So Shelly by Ty Roth.




Until now, high school junior John Keats has only tiptoed near the edges of the vortex that is schoolmate and literary prodigy, Gordon Byron. That is, until their mutual friend, Shelly, drowns in a sailing accident.

After stealing Shelly's ashes from her wake at Trinity Catholic High School, the boys set a course for the small Lake Erie island where Shelly's body had washed ashore and to where she wished to be returned. It would be one last "so Shelly" romantic quest. At least that's what they think.

As they navigate around the obstacles and resist temptations during their odyssey, Keats and Gordon glue together the shattered pieces of Shelly's and their own pasts while attempting to make sense of her tragic and premature end.



I very much believe that every book has its reader, and while I liked this novel, it didn't wow me. I want someone to have this who will love it. It's got historical elements, poetry and drama. This is a YA novel with some very adult topics--sex and violence--so please, if you're young and impressionable, don't enter the giveaway :/ I don't want to be in trouble with your parents!

Read the review and if you think you would like to win this book, comment below (not on the review post) and tell me why you'd like to read this book. Make sure your email is in there somewhere--so I can contact you if you win.

I'll choose a winner at Midnight on May 1, using the random number generator. I'll mail to the US or Canada.

Tweet the link to this page for an extra entry (leave the link in the comments!)

Good luck!


25 comments:

  1. I love books where the characters attend Catholic school.
    rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

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  2. I'm with Ricki. I like the nefarious aspect of this story while also being in the Catholic school environment (especially since I attended a Catholic school from 5th-12th grade and now teach at one). That is very intriguing to me.

    beths0103 at yahoo dot com

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  3. The story sounds intriguing to me. I enjoy books in a school setting. Like the cover, which I love, the story sounds atmospheric.

    monagargATyahooDOTcom

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  4. Tweet

    http://twitter.com/#!/Kulmona/status/62891536144281601

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  5. This sounds good, I like books in a school setting, I also have never heard of someone stealing someones ashes.

    korra_950(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. Sounds like the perfect YA book for an adult.

    mk261274 at gmail dot com

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  7. It sounds great.

    sassysasha817 at gmail dot com

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  8. I am drawn to the MC's names being close or the same as some historical writers, poems and such. Seems interesting!
    My email is lpcoolgirl@xplornet.com and yep :)

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  9. I really enjoy books that have a lot of components to them. It keeps me interested, and it gives the book more substance. Thank you for this giveaway.

    I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/xXHarlequinn/status/62931121171730432

    My email:
    ashley(dot)thinks(dot)candy(dot)is(dot)good(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I love books where there is a catholic school envolved.

    kallosmango123@hotmail.com

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  11. This story sounds really different to me and I love the cover!!!

    ashtreygonesmokeya@yahoo.com

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  12. Tweeted-http://twitter.com/#!/Holt9102/status/62962543987142656

    ashtreygonesmokeya@yahoo.com

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  13. So Shelly sounds like a great YA read that an adult could really enjoy. The Catholic school environment only adds to the intriguing plot.

    BookNoise at gmail dot com

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  14. Tweeted too!
    https://twitter.com/#!/BookNoise411/status/63031519798759424

    BookNoise at gmail dot com

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  15. I'd love to win a copy of this ARC because (1) The pitch is fascinating; I love books about finding out about another character, and (2) I love the cover (cover's important!!).

    Crystal
    destinyfighter7 AT gmail DOT com

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  16. I'd love to win a copy of this book. My daughter is a YA nut. The plot seems like something she would like to read because she loves books that have a mysterious air about them. That cover is amazing, I love it.

    Val
    lastnerve2000@gmail.com

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  17. I would love to win this ARC. It's really important to showcase 2011 novels and support new YA authors. The cover/synopsis of this novel is so intriguing to me, especially since I haven't read a "gritty" novel in a while.

    the (dot) zealous (dot) reader (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. The book sounds great, and I love the cover. I would love to read it.

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/MT0089/status/63611077073702912

    minas_1989(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I want to read this book because I just have to find out if they get to spread her ashes by the shore that she washed up on!
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

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  20. tweet http://twitter.com/#!/mamabunny13/status/63842668140171264
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  21. this looks interesting, ill add it to my to-read list, thaks for the giveaway!

    lgmorales18@gmail.com

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  22. Looks interesting.

    aylintwilight@yahoo.com

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  23. I think I'd like to read it because the boys are making the romantic motions in it, even if it is after death.

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  24. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/tessaa99/status/64192611140907008

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  25. I would like to read it because it is different than a lot of books that I have read lately, and because I like the pitch. I have read some good reviews of it, and want to check it out.

    ceeenndee at gmail dot com

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