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9.20.2012

Giveaway! Mindi Scott's LIVE THROUGH THIS

WooOOOooOOooooo late night blurry phone pic


Oh, man! I'm superexcited for this giveaway.

Last spring, I blurbed Mindi Scott's Live Through This, and it's finally release-time.

"Harrowing, sad, funny, and romantic. I couldn't put it down."
—STEPHANIE PERKINS, author of Anna and the French Kiss

I loved Mindi's debut Freefall—about a hot musician struggling with the accidental death of his best friend while falling for a girl with an automobile phobia and hanging with another girl who smells like gummy bears (I know, right?!)—so I was thrilled for the chance to read her second novel. And it didn't disappoint. Live Through This is . . . something even more.

A BIG something even more.

Here's the official description:


From the outside, Coley Sterling’s life seems pretty normal . . . whatever that means. It’s not perfect—her best friend is seriously mad at her, and her dance team captains keep giving her a hard time—but Coley’s adorable, sweet crush Reece helps distract her. Plus, she has a great family to fall back on—with a mom and stepdad who would stop at nothing to keep her siblings and her happy.

But Coley won’t admit—not even to herself—that her almost perfect life is her own carefully crafted facade. That for years she’s been burying the shame and guilt over a relationship that crossed the line. Now that Coley has the chance at her first real boyfriend, a decade’s worth of lies are on the verge of unraveling.


And I'm not the only one who loves it. Kirkus gave it a STARRED REVIEW and said: "What makes this more than another 'problem' novel is the author's steadfast refusal to deal in stereotypes and easy answers . . . required reading for anyone who's ever wondered 'why didn't they just tell someone?'"

YES.

As a former librarian, I especially appreciate that the novel tackles a very specific subject that I had yet to see elsewhere in young adult literature, which young adult literature very much needed. I don't want to say too much (spoilers), so I'll direct you to this (non-spoiler) letter from Mindi about why she wrote it.

Live Through This will be officially released on October 2nd, but I asked Mindi's editor for an advanced copy to give away now. Hurrah!

To enter, please leave a comment here on this post (on my actual blog, not on Goodreads or anywhere else that's being served by a feed) that includes your email address. I'll randomly select a winner this Monday, September 24th.

This giveaway is open internationally.


Mindi, some random tired-looking lady, Gayle, and Nina


I've met Mindi twice, and she's such a sweetheart! (Isn't it nice when an author you love is also an awesome person?) The last time was in the above picture, when Gayle Forman, Nina LaCour, and I were in Seattle for the final stop of our YA or Bust! tour. And Mindi gave me an adorable stuffed giraffe who JUST SO HAPPENS to play a role in Live Through This. :-)

Now for some linkage before I disappear:

Here's where you can mark Live Through This as to-read on Goodreads.

(You can find Freefall on Goodreads here.)

And here's where you can purchase Live Through This via:

IndieBound — always my top choice
Book Depository — free shipping worldwide
• Amazon

Good luck in the giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

131 comments:

  1. Loved Freefall and would love to get a copy of this one!

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  2. Awesome giveaway! <33 This looks SO GOOD.

    My email: cannefrye @ gmail . com

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  3. sounds great. can I have it? :D bonmot451 at googlemail dot com

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  4. Thank you for the opportunity, Stephanie! It sounds great! :D

    <3,
    - Ava

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  5. This has been lying on my Waiting on Wednesday lists for a while! It sounds brilliant.

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  6. That book sounds great! Thank you for the giveaway and for making it international.

    My e-mail-address: captain-cow[at]gmx[dot]de

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  7. I would love to get a copy of this one, tnsevin at gmail dot com

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  8. This book sounds awesome! I don't know why I haven't heard of it until now! Thanks for sharing and hosting this giveaway!!

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  9. Oooh, I want to read this!

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  10. I really loved Mindi's other book, Freefall so I'm really excited for Live Through This! Thanks for making this giveaway open to international residents. :)

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  11. This sounds amazing!

    startjumpin @ gmail dot com

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  12. Oooh, this sounds wonderful! I haven't read Freefall, but I'll have to check that out too.

    Thanks for the giveaway! Susan (dot) adrian (at) yahoo.com

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  13. This book has been on to-read list for ages!

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  14. Count me in.

    abackman66 at hotmail.com

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  15. I'd love to read this! irisstclair (at) gmail (dot) com Thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. This book sounds amazing, I have to read Freefall as well now! They both sound so interesting. (:

    Thanks for the post.

    Natalia.

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  17. This book sounds incredible! Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

    adventuresinwonderland1@gmail.com

    -Annie <3

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  18. Ooh, this sounds so good. As does Freefall, Ima have to pick that one up! Thanks for the chance to win and may I say, your hair is glorious.

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  19. This sounds so good! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. Sounds brilliant! Memegmcmack @ gmail .com

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  21. This looks interesting ... and I love that cover!! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  22. To goodreads I go! haha, I'm not a contemporary, non-fantasy sort of gal. I mostly go off of reccommendations. And this seems more than good enough for me! I can't wait to snuggle up and read! Fall is on the move too!!!

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  23. It took me a minute to remember that yes, Mindy was at that signing up there. xD You probably don't remember me, but I was there too. My name was Grace. Also, I can't wait to read this book, cause 1 Mindy is SO sweet and 2 you blurbed it, so yeah.
    peachandblue2@aol.com

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  24. I usually don't read 'problem' books, but since you loved it so much I really want to give it a try now!

    super_girl7@msn.com <-- my email ^^

    And thank you for making the giveaway international! :D

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  25. I really enjoyed Mindi's debut novel, so I definitely would like to read her next title too. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for making this giveaway international!

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  26. I'm heading over to Goodreads right after commenting to put this on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it! :)

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  27. Sounds like an interesting book. Adding to my TBR list!
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  28. Sounds really interesting!

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  29. Oooh. I want to read this.
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  30. Elizabeth9:50 AM GMT-5

    Ooo, I've love to read this.

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  31. THis book sounds amazing AND a much needed book for teens. "Why didn't she tell anyone?" is easier said than done.

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  32. This sounds excellent.

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  33. The book sounds great! And if you recommend of course I'll add it to my list. :)

    Thanks for making it international, fingers crossed!

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  34. Promiscuous Diva10:23 AM GMT-5

    I need this! thanks for the chance!

    promiscuousdiva AT gmail DOT com

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  35. This sounds fantastic! (Also giveaways are the best, I love finding new authors through giveaways)

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  36. Aaaaah. This sounds amazing! And since you recommended it, it's sure to be a blast! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  37. Thank you for making this an international giveaway!!
    You make this book sound really amazing. I'd love to read Live Through This.
    E-mail: mailfromdistrict13andbeyond@yahoo.com

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  38. Her first book is one of my new favorites. So well written, and heartwarming in a really unexpected way. I can't wait to read this one as well!
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  39. I met you, an author I love, and you're an awesome person!

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  40. scarlett.speaks@gmail.com

    I would LOVE to read that book!

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  41. Yay! I can't wait to read it! :)
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  42. sounds intriguing! elisekhammond@gmail.com

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  43. Sounds amazing! Fingers crossed :)

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  44. I have wanted to read this mostly for the title because it makes me think of the Stars song Your Ex-Lover Is Dead and I love that song!

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  45. I'd love to get my hands on this one! I still need to read Freefall too, and the way you described it makes me feel sad that I haven't. Shutupjessicasreading @ gmaildotcom.

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  46. Sounds like nothing I've read before. I'm excited to read something by an author I'm not familiar with. eka0022@yahoo.com

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  47. Wahoo! Chelsea.anne.johnson@gmail.com!

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  48. so great! thanks :D

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  49. I would LOVE to read this! It sounds pretty amazing : )

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  50. Sounds like a fantastic read! Thanks for the giveaway.;)

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  51. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  52. i would love to win this book... my email address is amandabetts84@yahoo.com ... thanks 4 the opportunity

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  53. Awesome - I'm totally putting this on my Goodreads list thanks to you. But winning a copy would be good, too. Thanks for the contest!

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  54. Sounds awesome! I told my book club about it :) whitney.l.keith@gmail.com

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  55. Sounds so great! jacquihiggins@gmail.com

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  56. I would love to win this! nicolemariegas (at) gmail (dot) com

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  57. Hope I can win! This books sounds so interesting! I would love to read it! Fingers crossed!
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  58. Oooh, thank you for giving away Live Through This! I loved Freefall and can't wait for another Mindi Scott book!

    longdidread at gmail dot com

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  59. Katherine1:45 PM GMT-5

    I was at the Seattle signing (it was so wonderful!) and I remember when you paused the conversation to introduce Mindi to another author, thinking "there are other actual authors in the audience.." and as a teenager, I'd never felt more like I'd found my niche in life, and was in the right place. Thank you for that! ...ANYWAY, through reminiscing.

    katherine9_9@hotmail.com
    thanks!!

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  60. oooooooh i'd love to win this book! i look forward to reading it (:
    barbara5@gmx.at

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  61. Sounds like a great book

    bethgenenbacher at gmail.com

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  62. This sounds amazing! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  63. Give-aways really draws out all of us lurkers huh?

    It's sounds like a great book :-)

    cath.linde at gmail.com

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  64. I am so excited for LIVE THROUGH THIS. I adore the cover. Thank you!

    ashelynnhetland @ gmail dot com

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  65. I'm intrigued...

    itstoocliche at gmail . com

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  66. This sounds really good! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    lauren.yager@eagles.usm.edu

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  67. I loved her first book and am so excited to read this one. Thanks so much for the giveaway! :D

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  68. I can't wait for your next book but *sigh*... I have to!!!

    dessa@austin.rr.com

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  69. Since I loved FREEFALL, I've been eagerly looking forward to her next book. I am very intrigued by it!

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  70. I can't wait for you next book and this one! :D

    katvela12345 At hotmail dot com!

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  71. Thank you so much! :)

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  72. This looks fabulous. As a teen librarian I'm interested to see how it might help some of my students!

    heidi at yabibliophile dot com

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  73. Oooh! I can't wait to read :)
    PS You're awesome Steph!
    -That Girl Who Cried at LeakyCon

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  74. This book looks fantastic! I love it when I hear about new books that my students will be just as excited about as I am - thanks for the fabulous giveaway opportunity!

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  75. Seems to have a good premise!

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  76. Sounds delicious, can't wait to read it!

    cchakansson@gmail.com

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  77. Ooooo sounds awesome!! Thank you!! :D
    lisa(dot)x0x(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  78. LIVE THROUGH THIS sounds like an amazing book. I'd love to read it! Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  79. Sounds so intriguing... stopthispearl[at]gmail[dot]com stopthispearl@gmail.com

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  80. Anonymous6:52 PM GMT-5

    Would love to win!
    withintheblue@hotmail.com

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  81. A recommendation from Stephanie? MUST READ :D
    jessicaborash at gmail dot commmmmmm.

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  82. This book sounds wicked awesome.

    jociemills (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  83. Sounds super interesting!
    mlgalli8@gmail.com

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  84. Anonymous7:43 PM GMT-5

    I originally planned on getting this book late next year along with LOLA and ISLA now that you're doing a giveaway I'd LOVE to get this book early!
    Ambernannermuffin at gmail dot com

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  85. I´m so exited!!! adorabledsg[at]gmail[dot]com
    Thanks!

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  86. I want to read this so bad! Thanks for the giveaway. novelgirl[at]gmail[dot]com

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  87. Sounds really interesting! meghan4mark@gmail.com

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  88. Good luck, everyone! liamfloyd10 AT gmail DOT com

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  89. This sounds incredibly interesting and compelling! chinadespain@gmail.com

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  90. Yes! I heard about this book ages ago. I've wanted to read this what seems forever! If my favorite author likes it, that's even better!
    My email: whatastupidlamb_chloe@hotmail.com

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  91. I'm intrigued. Adding it to my list now. Thanks!
    ruthschiffmann (at) hotmail [dot] com

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  92. As a librarian myself it's always wonderful to find a new book on 'social issues'. This one sounds intriguing. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. curlypow3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. Thanks for the opportunity!!! :D

    Troyana_00@hotmail.com

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  94. Anonymous9:47 AM GMT-5

    Sounds great. I certainly have to put this on my to-read list.

    mleauna(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  95. Can't wait to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  96. I loved FREEFALL and LIVE THROUGH THIS sounds amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

    katy[dot]upperman[at]live[dot]com

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  97. Hi Stephanie,
    Feels like one of those stories that may resonate with some deep core in me. Look forward to reading it very soon.

    Thanks for sharing about it and the giveaway :)

    Cheers,
    theliteraryshack
    (email: thelitshack@yahoo.com )

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  98. Awesome!Thanks for the giveaway!

    Janhvi
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  99. just hearing that you loved this book makes me want to read it right now! my email is dervcandon@yahoo.ie

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  100. This books sounds delightfully lovely, and I sure would appreciate a copy to sit upon my currently empty bookshelf-desk-thing.

    My email is Sam153014@aol.com

    Feel free to use that email to send me many emails about how I have won a certain contest . . . :D

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  101. this sounds very good, i've never read her other book, but now i totally feel like reading them!!
    my email is alinemdsm@hotmail.com

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  102. Love it! Debsfreckles (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  104. This book sounds fantastic! I really loved the Letter to Readers.
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  105. Live Through This sounds AMAZING and to hear you've blurbed it and love it yourself, make's me all the more excited!

    readingwishes (@) hotmail.com

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  106. The letter you linked to is so...Now I HAVE to read the book!

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  107. Yowzers, this sounds awesome. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

    quilloncole@gmail.com

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  108. Your post alone makes this book look so amazing, and then after reading that letter... Wow. Incredibly excited to read this!

    email: constantreader77@sbcglobal.net

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  109. Knock knock...Who's there...Beats...Beats who...Beats me (LOL)

    Would love to win :D

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  110. I love book recommendations from my favorite authors. I'll check out Freefall and would love to win a copy of Live Through This.
    Ronaldannk@yahoo.com

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  111. This book sounds awesome!!

    email: sbh2697@yahoo.com

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  112. The word "fabulous" seems too frivolous to describe this book... but it sounds so good!

    mjhampton@myfrontiermail.com

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  113. Thanks for the chance to win this one, Stephanie! I've been looking forward to it for a while. It's just something about the blurb... It sounds awesome!

    edandemsreviews(at)gmail(dot)com

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  114. Love contemporary YA fiction and I'm kind of bored with the supernatural love triangle stuff at this point. This one sounds like a mix of every emotion possible. Can't wait to read it!!!
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  115. Cool! softballcarly546@aim.com

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  116. Love a good giveaway...gives me a stash of books to give to my fabulous students. Thanks for hosting! myreadingfrenzy@gmail.com

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  117. I definitely need something new to read, and this seems very interesting! Thanks for doing a giveaway!

    daydreamertn@gmail.com

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  118. Thanks for the recommendation Stephanie! I'm definitely going to check out Mindi's books. :)

    mione_bookworm@yahoo.com

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  119. Want want want! Will probably read even if I don't win :)
    mackenzilee(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  120. Ooh this book sounds great. Thanks for posting about it. I'm gonna check it out for sure even if I don't win.

    a_hischke@yahoo.com

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  121. I just read about this book today and it sounds fantastic! My email is javalotta(at)yahoo(com)
    Btw, I just read both of your books back to back. I loved them and couldn't put them down! Thanks for the giveaway.:)

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  122. Sounds like it's going to be great! hpfchamber(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  123. Ooh I'd love to win! And yay for international :)

    bam_bam289@hotmail.com

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  124. I would love to win. Live Through This sounds intriguing. I'll buy and read the book even if I do not win. :)
    Email: breadlover94@gmail.com

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  125. Anonymous8:51 AM GMT-5

    I can't wait to read this! It looks fantastic.

    Morgan
    alktrio87@hotmail.com

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  126. LibraryLil10:41 AM GMT-5

    Thanks for the giveaway! Please add my name into the pot!

    emilyleachman at hotmail dot com

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  127. Ooooh. This look awesome! KAEDE WANTS. O_O

    kimberlyho75@yahoo.com

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  128. With a recommendation like yours, how could I not want to read this?

    superkannen@gmail.com

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  129. I can't wait to read this book! I already know it's going to be good if you recommend it. Thanks!

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