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Win How to Buy a Love of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson


A playful, witty, and remarkably accomplished debut novel about how reading can save your life

Asked to name her favorite book, sixteen-year-old Carley Wells answers, "never met one I liked." Her parents are horrified and decide to commission a book to be written just for her. They will be the Medicis of Long Island and buy their daughter The Love of Reading. At first, Carley's sole interest in the project is to distract Hunter, the young bibliophile she adores. But as Hunter's behavior becomes increasingly erratic, Carley begins to understand the importance of stories-and how they are powerful enough to destroy a person. Or save her.

Tanya Egan Gibson's debut novel is an irresistible work of metafiction that dazzlingly embeds a book within the book, and boasts an unforgettably fresh narrator whose journey towards embracing literature will make you fall in love with reading all over again.

(5) lucky winners will receive How to Buy a Love of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson
courtesy of Penguin Group

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  • Contest ends 8/20/10, at 9 p.m. PST.
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Readingjunky said...

I've been wanting to read this one. It sounds like one my students would enjoy.


Katelyn said...

Thanks for the contest!

kjovus said...

Thanks TBM!

JB said...

I hadn't heard of this book before reading your review, but now I'm interested! Can't wait to read this!

Meredith said...

Thanks for the contest!

angie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

ossmcalc said...

Your review is quite interesting. Yes, a story can be life changing - both good and bad. I just do not see how parents could have someone write a book that would definitely help their daughter to develop a love of reading. Sounds like I need to read this book.

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