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To celebrate the release of KISS IT, I'm doing a prize-o-rama! Here's the deal....the number of prizes depends on the number of entries I get. So the more you spread the word, the more I'll give away and the better your chances!


1-50 entries: 2 signed copies of KISS IT
51-100 entries: 3 signed copies of KISS IT
101-150 entries: 4 signed copies of KISS IT
151-200 entries: 5 signed copies of KISS IT
201-250 entries: 6 signed copies of KISS IT
More than 250: 8 signed copies of KISS IT - AND 3 of the winners will also get a copy of DRIVE ME CRAZY

To enter, post a comment with the name of a book you love that deals with uncomfortable or risky subject matter...sex, drugs, abuse, bullying, hoarding...you get the idea. If you want to share, I'd love to hear why you liked it, even though it might have made you cringe or squirm. (My new fave is Dirty Little Secrets.)

NOTE: KISS IT is not intended for readers under 14. If you're under 14 (and/or uncomfortable with books that deal with mature content) and you win, I can send you DRIVE ME CRAZY instead.

EXTENDED: Contest ends on June 22 - one week after KISS IT is officially available in stores. JUNE 30.



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Jun. 4th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why! Uncomfortable topic - suicide. How many times have I read it? More than I can count!
Jun. 4th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
BREAK by Hannah Moskowitz is an AMAZING book about a boy on a mission to break every bone in his body.

Seriously, if you haven't read it yet... read it. It's so great.

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Jun. 4th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert deals with sex, abusive relationships and substance abuse among other issues and it's a GREAT book! Stephanie's book is so raw and honest. She manages to write about these social issues without sounding preachy. The main character struggles with a lot and makes some huge mistakes but you still want to root for her.
Jun. 4th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
Cool contest! I'm hoping for more than 250 entries ;) hehe.
I'm recommending WILLOW by Julia Hoban. About a girl that cuts herself, a great and emotional read!

Jun. 4th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
Definitely have to say Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott. Talk about a heartwrenching and disturbing story about a kidnapped young girl who is abused in every way possible. So violent, so sad, and so VERY real. The writing was wonderful and even though it was hard to read, it was very good and worthwhile.
Jun. 4th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
I LOVED Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher, the creepiness of a voice from beyond and the characters who have to deal with it.
I also loved the poetic feel of Laurie Halse Anderson's WinterGirls about eating disorders and cutting and how one girl handles her disease in the aftermath of her BFF's death
Jun. 4th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
Whip Smart
I'm a big fan of the book "Whip Smart" -it's the memoir of a former dominatrix. Very much outside my normal realm of reading and thought, but an excellent read.
Jun. 4th, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
Boy Toy by Barry Lyga was excellent. It is about a student who was seduced by one of his teachers and how he deals with life afterwards.
Jun. 5th, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)
13 reasons why was great. the first book that came to mind was dave pelzer's biography. it isn't fiction and it isn't pretty but he rights honestly about being abused as a child. push by sapphire was good too.
Jun. 5th, 2010 04:03 am (UTC)
I would say, "Tricks" by Ellen Hopkins. I loved it because it shows the different POV's of everyone and their hard situations and how people can be easily manipulated and betrayed.

Jun. 5th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC)
Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley, Nathan is abused by his alcoholic father. This book was so great to read, it sucked you in and at the same time it was so sad.
Jun. 5th, 2010 02:41 pm (UTC)
Kiss It Contest
I recently read Numbers by Rachel Ward. It covers a variety of issues from poverty, violence and drug addition to death and sex. All are handled with a bluntness that illustrates that life is full of harsh realities for many teens. An excellent, if slightly uncomfortable read.
Jun. 5th, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)
I recently read Tricks by Ellen Hopkins. It deals with teen prostitution, but is a fantastic and eye-opening read. I also LOVED Dirty Little Secrets!
Jun. 5th, 2010 02:58 pm (UTC)
My favorite Book
The book that has affected me the most is "13 REASONS WHY" by Jay Asher. It deals with teenage suicide.I understood the reasons why she did it and they may not seem like good reasons but when your a teenager they were very good reasons. I thought about that book long after it was over.
Jun. 5th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is a book about rape, very well told though :)
I'm also another fan of 13 Reasons Why, such a great read!
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