The Compulsive Reader: Countdown Contest!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Countdown Contest!

Countdown is the first in a new trilogy of “documentary novels” set in the 1960s- a fascinating historical documentary in a unique style and format. Filled with photos, news clippings, and songs of the era, this novel tells the story of Franny Chapman, an eleven-year-old girl living in Washington, DC, set against the backdrop of one of the most politically and culturally defining periods in history.

It’s 1962, in the days surrounding the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the world seems to be on the terrifying brink of nuclear war. But for Franny Chapman, everyday life goes on. While doing “Duck and Cover” drills at school, Franny must face tensions with her younger brother, and worry about her older sister— is she a secret spy?— while learning to look beyond outward appearances.

Want to win this book? Then fill out the form below! This contest will run until June 16th, 2010!


Katelyn said...

Thanks for the contest, this book looks great!

Sarah said...

This sounds like such a good book! I love novels that tackle events in history! Thanks for the contest! :D

Alea said...

Did you know you are quoted on the back of Terra Elan McVoy's After the Kiss? Yay!!

Becky said...

Thanks for the giveaway!