Friday, April 13, 2012

Weekend Book Give-Away: Where It Began

Everyone makes mistakes sometimes.  Most are small...waking up late for school, losing your keys, blurting out how you really feel about your best friends new hat.    But sometimes people make HUGE mistakes, the type that can change lives forever. In Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler, Gabrielle has made some sort of mistake, but she isn't sure just how bad she has messed up:

After she is in a horrific car crash when drunk, Los Angeles high school student Gabriella Gardiner assumes she stole her rich boyfriend's car and smashed it into a tree, but she cannot remember anything about the events of the evening.    

To win a copy of this new book, tell me about a mistake you made, and what you did to resolve it. 

Winner will be selected by my buddy Random Number Generator on Tuesday April 17, 2012. Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and check back to see if you won. To win you must be a teen (6th-12th grade, or 12-18) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.  


Ashtastic The Great said...

I don't make mistakes, I'm perfect...ha just kidding.

One of the more recent mistakes I made was believing I lost one of my text books, because it was so small it was either on the very bottom of my backpack or inside my book. I made a big deal about losing it, and when I figured out it was just in my backpack, I was so embarrassed that I pretended that the lost and found had it, so that I could hide my shame. Not the best way to handle a misunderstanding... But no one got hurt, and I didn't needlessly buy another text book.

-AC Marysville

Kj said...

A pretty big mistake I made was going to college and focusing completely on my schoolwork. I was overwhelmed with homework and convinced myself that my grades would suffer if I did anything fun like hang out with my friends once in awhile. I ended up with a lot of broken friendships, and I realized toward the end of my first year that I really needed people. I may not be the most social person in the world, but my friends keep me from driving myself crazy. So I made my friends a priority again. A little bit of a stranger at first, I was eventually accepted back into the group. I'm still in school, but I'm not letting them go again.

Noah said...

I know I make a lot of mistakes, that's for sure. The biggest one that comes to mind is something I did in my freshman year. A friend and I had been having some problems- she had been making me a little uncomfortable with how posessive and physical she had been getting, but instead of talking it out with her, I ended up just telling her that we couldn't be as good of friends anymore. I know that that was extremely stupid of me, and though we do talk a lot and laugh together now, I still feel some of the lingering awkwardness between us and I know things will never be the same. I wish they were.

Maddy E. said...

I once put the wrong soup in the dishwasher, and the whole thing started spilling bubbles all over the kitchen floor. Since I couldn't really go back and undo my actions, I helped them clean it up. Fortunately we laugh about it now.

Dawn said...

Random#Generator chose KJ for this one! Sending your book on to Marysville c/o Laura.