Win-It Wednesday: Hold Still by Nina LaCour

The winner of How to Steal a Car by Pete Hautman is... Esther! Send me your address, E. Thanks to everyone for telling me about all the gifts--I love hearing about other people's hauls and present ideas.holdstill.jpgThis Win-It Wednesday is going to stretch out over two weeks, because I'm going to Brazil next week (Rio Fashion Week!! Eeee!) and I won't be around to blog much. But trust me, this book is worth waiting for two weeks. Nina LaCour's Hold Still is one of the most realistic books about dealing with a friend's suicide that's ever been written. Okay, that I've read at least. I just adore, adore, adore her writing and her characterizations -- they ring so true! Here are some reviews from out there in the blogosphere: S. Krishna's Books, Reading Rants! and Frenetic Reader. To enter, comment below and make up a crazy writing prompt for me. I just found out that Aimee Bender's website has an awesome writing exercise each month (so cool! This month's is: "One page that contains a broken gadget of some sort and a dancer."). I'm starting a new book soon, so I need to be playing around a bit! Thanks! I'll pick a winner at random on Weds, 1/20. PS-Don't forget the readergirlz chat TONIGHT at 6pm PST/9pm EST with Beth Kephart! And the next author in residence will be Elizabeth Scott, who's asking for vlog suggestions now (go give her ideas and you'll be entered to win books!).