Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Blue Star Giveaway

The Blue Star by Tony Earley
I am really pleased to be able to giveaway 5 copies of this book compliments of Hatchette Book Group. I have my own copy of this one sitting here just waiting for me to pick it up. And I know I will soon as this is the much anticipated sequel to the delightful Jim the Boy which I reviewed here earlier this year. If you don't yet know Jim Glass, you should meet him because I think you'll love him.

Amazon's blurb for The Blue Star:

The small dramas of teenage love get caught in the crosswinds of a war in this sequel to the 2001 bestseller Jim the Boy. It's late summer 1941, and Jim Glass, now a high school senior, has an earnest, unshakable passion for classmate Chrissie Steppe. But as straightforward as his feelings are, the circumstances of his nascent romance are complex: Chrissie's family is indebted to their landlord, whose sailor son Bucky claimed Chrissie as his girl before shipping out to serve on the USS California at Pearl Harbor. Throughout Jim's fraught final year at school, he relies on the advice of his uncles, but after Pearl Harbor is bombed, they can't protect him from the war's toll. Questions of patriotism, sexuality and poverty weave their way into a narrative that's deceptive in its simplicity: the growing pains that Jim and his friends experience pack a startling emotional punch.

Now doesn't that sound appealing? And I suspect you can read this second book without reading the first, although why you'd skip the loveliness of the first I don't know. In any case, onto the usual rules:

To enter, leave a comment with your email (without an email, your entry won't count).
Extra entries for being a follower, twittering the contest, or posting it on your blog.
All entries can be combined in one comment.
Open for residents of the USA and Canada
No PO Boxes
Winner will be chosen by Oct. 8 and posted Oct. 9

Good luck!


  1. Looks like an interesting book. Please enter me into the draw.

  2. I read Jim the Boy (when? looonnng time ago). Like to win the new one, but I never win anything. Honestly.

    debnance at gmail dot com

  3. I'd like to read this book. Please count me in. :D

    +1 i'm a follower

    linna.hsu at gmail dot com

  4. I am a new email subscriber and would love to win this book, please count me in.

    jsrogers at shaw dot ca


  5. Hi! Just posted this contest on Win A Book. No need to enter me.

  6. This sounds like a good book. Please include me in the giveaway.

  7. I'd like a chance to win this book, thanks! I'll add this to my Up For Grabs post.


  8. I would love to read the book
    please enter me.

    I am a follower


  9. +1 I'd love to win this book!

    +1 I'm a follower

    +1 TWEET

    +1 I posted this giveaway on my sidebar HERE

    lelou2 at ymail dot com

  10. I would love to enter!

    I'm a follower

    I also posted it on my sidebar.
    Thank you!


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