Thursday, September 27, 2012

Banned Books Week Bloghop Giveaway!



September 28th to October 6th
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & I Read Banned Books

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my giveaway! I'm so excited for the opportunity to participate in this blog hop and offer a lucky winner one of the controversial books listed below.

On to the books...

Scars
Kendra, fifteen, hasn't felt safe since she began to recall devastating memories of childhood sexual abuse, especially because she still can't remember the most important detail-- her abuser's identity. Frightened, Kendra believes someone is always watching and following her, leaving menacing messages only she understands. If she lets her guard down even for a minute, it could cost Kendra her life. To relieve the pressure, Kendra cuts; aside from her brilliantly expressive artwork, it's her only way of coping...
~Go to the entire Goodreads description of Scars by Cheryl Rainfield

Hold Still
Devastating, hopeful, hopeless, playful . . . in words and illustrations, Ingrid left behind a painful farewell in her journal for Caitlin. Now Caitlin is left alone, by loss and by choice, struggling to find renewed hope in the wake of her best friend’s suicide. With the help of family and newfound friends, Caitlin will encounter first love, broaden her horizons, and start to realize that true friendship didn’t die with Ingrid. And the journal which once seemed only to chronicle Ingrid’s descent into depression, becomes the tool by which Caitlin once again reaches out to all those who loved Ingrid—and Caitlin herself
~Go to the entire Goodreads description of Hold Still by Nina LaCour

 Crank (Crank, #1)In Crank, Ellen Hopkins chronicles the turbulent and often disturbing relationship between Kristina, a character based on her own daughter, and the "monster," the highly addictive drug crystal meth, or "crank." Kristina is introduced to the drug while visiting her largely absent and ne'er-do-well father. While under the influence of the monster, Kristina discovers her sexy alter-ego, Bree...
 ~Go to the entire Goodreads description of Crank by Ellen Hopkins

The Marbury LensSixteen-year-old Jack gets drunk and is in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is kidnapped. He escapes, narrowly. The only person he tells is his best friend, Conner. When they arrive in London as planned for summer break, a stranger hands Jack a pair of glasses. Through the lenses, he sees another world called Marbury...
~Go to the entire Goodreads description of The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith







Here are the official rules/guidelines for the giveaway:
  1. You must be a follower of this blog. Just click the Join this Site box below "Followers" on the sidebar.
  2. You can gain extra entries by following me on Goodreads, Twitter,"liking" my Facebook fan page, tweeting about this giveaway, or leaving a comment below.
  3. This is open to international followers. (Only if The Book Depository ships to your country; please check this link to see if your country's included.)
  4. This contest runs from Sept. 28 - Oct. 6.
  5. The winner will be selected on October 7th via Rafflecopter random selection and announced in this post. You will have 48 hours to respond or I will draw another winner. 
***As the winner, if you are just dying to get another YA book, then you may substitute one of the books listed above for another of similar value from The Book Depository***

Thanks Again & Good Luck!
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Also, make sure to check out the other blogs participating in this Giveaway Hop, too!

55 comments:

  1. All of these books look interesting, but at first glance, I think The Marbury Lens intrigued me the most.

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  2. Hold Still and The Marbury Lens sound great,so probably one of them.

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  3. I think Scars and The Marbury Lens sound the most interesting to me :)

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  4. i would like to read the marbury lens ^^
    thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. I think Crank or Hold Still interests me most!

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  6. What a great selection of books. I'd read all of them. :)

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  7. I would like Crank. julierupert@gmail.com

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  8. These all look good but I think Hold Still looks the best

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  9. I'd love to read either Hold Still or Crank. Thank you. :)

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  10. Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win and pick The Marbury Lens or Crank!

    Suz Reads

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  11. Hold Still. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  12. I would pick Crank. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. Hold Still sounds interesting..thanks for the hop

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  14. I'm a community college librarian. We have a popular YA collection and it would be great to add one of these books. Maybe Scars?

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  15. I'd love to read Crank. Thank you for the chance to win! =)

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  16. I'd love to read The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith.
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  17. I can understand why the first three are controversial, but why is The Marbury Lens a controversial novel? I think perhaps I'd pick that one to find out!

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  18. The Marbury Lens - it doesn't seem to be like something to be banned from the blurb. Interesting...

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  19. The Marbury Lense! Sounds really good!

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  20. All of these books interest me, and have been on my TBR list. But if I had to choose just one, I would probably say Crank is at the top of the list. :)

    (Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)

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  21. I would choose Hold Still. Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  22. The Marbury Lens sounds interesting, thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  23. Probably Crank. Thanks for this!

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  24. I've been wanting to read Crank for a long time! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

    Best,
    Danielle

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway! I am interested in The Marbury Lens or Crank they both sound like great books :)

    Megan McDade
    http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Hold Still and The Marbury Lens

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  27. I'd like to read Scars or The Marbury Lens.

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  28. They all sound fantastic!! Crank or Hold Still sound the most interesting.

    x

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  29. I think I'd choose Hold Still, thanks!

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  30. The Marbury Lens sounds good.
    bookloon at gmail dot com

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  31. I've been wanting to read Hold Still for a while, but all the others sound great too.

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  32. Honestly? ALL of them! :) I haven't read the books you have picked!

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  33. I already have Scars! :) I would love to read Hold Still.

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  34. I would choose Crank, thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  35. "Scars" caught my attention!

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  36. I think Hold Still would appeal to me the most~ next would be Scars.

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  37. Hi Michael :) They are all very interesting.. but I think I would love to read Hold Still first :D

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  38. I think I would probably choose Scars. Yes, it is a very sad, controversial topic, but it is also one that more people need to be aware of as real.

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  39. Scars and Hold Still! I would choose one of those! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. The Marbury Lens looks like an awesome book, I need to read it!

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  41. Crank! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. Hold Still sounds interesting.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. I want Scars because my friend said it was great.
    Thanks!

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  44. Mmm...Hold Still or The Marbury Lens look great! Thanks!

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  45. I would love either Crank or The Marbury Lens
    Thanks!!
    Lisa Hackney
    yankssssrule08 at yahoo dot com

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  46. I'd love to read The Marbury Lens

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