Saturday, September 21, 2013

Banned Books Giveaway Hop!

September 22nd to 28th

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...

The Earth
Fifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves has a larger-than-average body and a plus-size inferiority complex, especially when she compares herself to her slim, brilliant, picture-perfect family. But that’s before a shocking phone call — and a horrifying allegation — about her rugby-star brother changes everything. With irreverent humor and surprising gravity, Carolyn Mackler creates an endearingly blunt heroine who speaks to every teen who struggles with family expectations, and proves that the most impressive achievement is to be true to yourself.
~Go to the entire Goodreads description of The Earth, My Butt & Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler

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. 22 - 28.
  5. The winner will be selected on September 29th 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!

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  1. Of the books you listed, The Marbury Lens looks most interesting for me.

    Some of my favorite books have been banned or challenged at some point. I loved 1984 by George Orwell. More recently, I enjoyed The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

  2. Harry Potter, I think... But there are so many great books on the banned list.


  3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins :D

  4. Flowers for Algernon for sure :)

  5. So far, my favorite banned book is Eleanor & Park. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win s2

  6. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher :)
    oh! and thanks for this awesome giveaway! :D

  7. I love Ender's Game!!

    Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  8. The Hunger Games is a favorite. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  9. The Hunger Games and Water for Elephants!

  10. The Hunger Games and The Harry Potter series. :)

  11. The I Am A Reader blog is huge. I hope it results in some increased traffic for all those involved.

  12. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher .Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. The Harry Potter series takes the lead but I also love Mark Twain books, Hunger Games and many more.

  14. The Harry Potter series! I really like Looking for Alaska as well :)

  15. I don't know that I can choose just one! :-)
    Probably The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, though...

  16. The Giver and Ender's Game! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    Suz Reads

  17. My favorite banned book is probably a toss up between the Harry Potter series and anything Stephen King

  18. I haven't read many banned books and I do not have any favourite

  19. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Orwell's and Huxley's books are also my favorites. Thanks! :)

  20. Harry Potter Series is my most favorite books!

  21. Harry Potter of course. Also I loved 'Thirteen Reasons Why'.

  22. the hunger ganes series and the hobbit

  23. A few include :The Hobbit, The Handmaid's Tale and the Kite Runner :)

  24. Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and The Giver.

  25. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
    Thanks :)

  26. Hp series, THG, Perks, 13 Reasons Why and Looking for Alaska. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

  27. The Hunger Games is one of my favorites


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