Friday, August 10, 2012
Weekend Book Give-Away: When the Sea is Rising Red
This weeks' book is When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen. The cover of this book reminds me of Pacific Northwest summers, and when I joke like that it makes me feel a little better about the fact that I haven't been able to go swimming all summer.
Felicita fakes her own suicide to escape from the strict confines of her aristocratic family and an arranged marriage, only to be confronted with the harsh realities of living in the slums and the ultimate discovery that the boy she has fallen in love with is plotting a rebellion to destroy her family.
Ok, so being frustrated about not being able to go swimming is nothing compared to having to deal with arranged marriages, abandoning your family, living in a slum, or having a complicated relationship. Which is why I guess reading can be so great...it really puts our own problems in perspective, no?
To win this book, tell me about a book that made you feel better about your own complaints, not matter how small or large, and what about it helped.
Winner will be selected with Random Number Generator on Tuesday August 14, 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.