Friday, January 9, 2015

Book Talk & Giveaway: AFTERPARTY by Ann Redisch Stampler

My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won't find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could've been better or what worked or didn't work. I only do book talks on books I liked and want other people to know about. So if it's here I probably think it won't injure your brain if you read it.

Emma is the new girl at school... again. She's been through it enough to know the drill, but life in LA is different from anywhere else she's lived - and maybe that means she can be someone different, too. A chance meeting with Siobhan - a girl who does anything she wants - makes Emma itch under the restrictive good girl image she's always fulfilled.

Sneaking out from under her overprotective father's eye is easier than she'd ever imagined, and life as Siobhan's best friend is intense. Her new life of boys, parties - and taking enemies out at the knees - is terrifying but utterly thrilling. Guilt and the fear that she's turning into the mother her father doesn't mention can't compare to the adrenaline rush of Siobhan.

But Emma soon realizes that Siobhan isn't just her best friend - she's her only friend. Soon, Siobhan's demands and erratic behavior start to spiral out of control in a world that Emma doesn't have sure footing in yet.

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2 comments:

i'm erin. said...

I hope I win! I love Ann so much! And you are super awesome for doing the giveaway!

Mindy McGinnis said...

Best of luck, Erin! Yes, Ann is the best!