Crossroads Tours Presents: My Invented Life






Book Description

September 29, 2009
With Roz and Eva everything becomes a contest—who can snag the best role in the school play, have the cutest boyfriend, pull off the craziest prank. Still, they’re as close as sisters can be. Until Eva deletes Roz from her life like so much junk e-mail for no reason that Roz understands. Now Eva hangs out with the annoyingly petite cheerleaders, and Roz fantasizes about slipping bovine growth hormone into their Gatorade.
Roz has a suspicion about Eva. In turn, Eva taunts Roz with a dare, which leads to an act of total insanity. Drama geeks clamor for attention, Shakespearean insults fly, and Roz steals the show in Lauren Bjorkman’s hilarious debut novel.

Product Details
  • Reading level: Teen
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First Edition edition (September 29, 2009)


My Thoughts
As a mother of 3 girls, I could totally identify with the sibling rivalry that takes place between Roz and Ava.
You love the person but you can't stand them at the same time...and if there was a way that you could get rid of them...not forever, but just until...
I think this is the lament of every sister, brother or best friend.  This book just explores it in a funny,   touching and heartfelt way.
This is not to say that I excuse or condone Roz's choices.  I will be the first to admit that some of the things that she resorted to were just off.  That being said however, they were things done to get a reaction or in retaliation.
Who is ever truly rational then?
Secondly, she's a teen...they don't know what rational means.
This is a great book about personal growth, acceptance, love, and DRAMA!




Tour Details
    We are touring this book to attempt to get more reviews on amazon. Currently there are only 25 (at the time of posting this) I am looking for mostly reviewers and we need at minimum 20 stops.  If you can review that is great!


Giveaway Details


  • $50.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • Kindle Fire HD
  • 3 Finished Print Copies (all signed)
  • 3 bookmarks
Author Details

Biography

I grew up on a sailboat, sharing the tiny forecastle with my sister and the sail bags. Against all odds, we are still friends. We started sailing in California and ended in Argentina. My favorite stops along the way were Costa Rica, Panama, Isla Providencia, Key West, the Azores, the Canary Islands, and Brazil.

During our voyages, my sister drew beautiful paper dolls for the both of us. We sewed amazing wardrobes for our stuffed animals. We became excellent swimmers and beach combers. We made up new lyrics for old songs. Canned food dominated our meals on crossings, so we really appreciated fresh fruit when we came into port. I dreamed of ice cream on the open ocean.

We kept up with school through a program called Calvert out of Maryland.

My dad read to us at night by the light of a kerosene lamp. Since then, I've always loved stories and wanted to write my own.

I live in Taos, New Mexico with my husband, and two sons. We often see coyotes outside our window.

For more, please visit my website at http://www.laurenbjorkman.com




Tour Date List




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Review @ Icy Cold Reads
Q and A @ 3Ps in a Pod
Review @ Crossroads
Review @ JennRenee Read
Giveaway @ Crossroads
Excerpt @ Wanted Readers
Guest Post @ Drugs Called Books

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1 comments:

Dione Sage said...

Reckless by S.C. Stephens

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