The Compulsive Reader: You Are Here Contest!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

You Are Here Contest!

Have you heard about You Are Here, Jennifer E. Smith's second book (her first, The Comeback Season, was last March's BotM)?

Emma Healy has never fit in with the rest of her family. She's grown used to being the only ordinary one among her rather extraordinary parents and siblings. But when she finds a birth certificate for a twin brother she never knew she had, along with a death certificate dated just two days later, she feels like a part of her has been justified in never feeling quite whole. Suddenly it seems important to visit his grave, to set off in search of her missing half. When her next-door neighbor Peter Finnegan -- who has a quiet affinity for maps and a desperate wish to escape their small town -- ends up coming along for the ride, Emma thinks they can't possibly have anything in common. But as they head from upstate New York toward North Carolina, driving a beat-up and technically stolen car and picking up a stray dog along the way, they find themselves learning more and more about each other. Neither is exactly sure what they're looking for, but with each passing mile, each new day of this journey, they seem to be getting much closer to finding it.

Sound good to you? Well here's how you can win an ARC:

Since the book is about a road trip, all you have to do is email Jennifer at thecomebackseason@gmail.com and tell her about your own favorite road trip or driving story! Please enter by March 1st, and Jennifer will draw the winners at random. First prize is a signed galley of You Are Here, and she'll also give out two signed copies of her first book, The Comeback Season, for second and third place.

Good luck, everyone, and I can't wait to read You Are Here in May!


Thao said...

Thanks for telling us : D

Book Sp(l)ot said...

Thanks for that link! I've been hoping for a way to get that book for a long time :D