The winner of last week's contest is …….. ERICA!
Congratulations! You will be getting a signed copy of BEIGE and SHE'S SO MONEY. Email us with your contact info at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the set up for these awesome contests here.
In short, we've gotten our hands on a ton of new SIGNED YA books at Vromans and are giving them out to you!
This week we're giving away two books about boys keeping secrets and being sneaky. SOPHOMORE UNDERCOVER by Ben Esch and WHAT MY GIRLFRIEND DOESN'T KNOW by Sonya Sones.
Sophomore Undercover stars a short, scrawny geek trying to investigate his suspicions about the football team's murderous, international methamphetamine ring. As you can probably imagine, things don't go so smoothly. Between getting his head dunked in a toilet bowl, having to deal with a menopausal journalism teacher, romancing the cutest goth in school, and avoiding sessions with the school counselor, "Huggy Bear," Dixie Nguyen has to uncover the scandal and write the greatest newspaper article of all time. All in one week…
You can find out more about Ben Esch here .
You can find out how to be a journalist just like Dixie (he learns from a guide book, you can learn from eHow) here.
A SIGNED COPY of WHAT MY GIRLFRIEND DOESN'T KNOW by Sonya Sones.
Although What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know is a sequel to What My Mother Doesn't Know
m>, it is definitely a stand alone book. Written in a series of poems, the book takes you through the first few excruciating weeks of a middle school romance. Sophie is dating Robin, which is not OK with the rest of the student body, because Sophie is popular and cute and Robin is not. While Robin starts attending a college art class where he has to deal with a variety of temptations, not to mention trying to act older than he is, Sophie has to juggle her friends and her new boyfriend. Through art, each other, and their motto–"Outlaws Rule"– they somehow get through it all. This book is hilarious and adorable.
You can find out more about Sonya Sones here.
You can buy a print of the painting Le Bal a Bougival here. (Sophie and Robin starting their relationship looking at this picture in the museum.)
Robin's parents seem to get head lice pretty often from the preschool they own, which is sometimes a good thing when you need to get some revenge. You can find out about lice here.
ONE WINNER, TWO BOOKS, BUT HOW?
Leave a comment about a time you kept a secret from someone, or tried to find out someone else's secrets!
Winners will be announced next Monday, when the next LA Hearts YA contest goes up! Now get posting!