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. 

4 comments:

Katie Shieff said...

Sometimes I complain about having to watch my little sister,but when I read Hunger Games I was glad that I didn't have to take care if her all the time. Plus, I don't have to take care of my mom and hunt food.

Noah said...

Well, I sometimes feel ashamed because I'm not perfect no matter how hard I try, but after reading The Truth About Forever, I realize that I'm lucky that I feel that way while still having a supportive family. Macy's mom is a lot more unkind about that than my mom is.

Maddy E. said...

The Glass Castle really showed me how lucky I am to have even the simplist things like indoor plumbing or heat in the winter.

Dawn said...

R#G picked #3...Maddy E! I'll send your book to Mukilteo, and your librarian will let you know when it comes in.