mercoledì 29 giugno 2016

Review & Giveaway: Someone Like Him by Ann Herrick


Someone Like Him
by Ann Herrick

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GENRE: Teen Romance

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BLURB:

When New-York-City girl Emily visits her cousin Janelle in Oregon, Emily wonders how she'll survive the wilderness.  Janelle wonders if the wilderness will survive Emily's visit—and if she can convince her cousin to help save part of an old-growth forest. 

Meanwhile, Emily also wonders if a big-city girl can get along with a county guy—named Bret. Under forest canopies and by crystal-clear waters she struggles with her growing attraction to him. But they're so different. Whoever thought she'd fall for someone like him?
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My Review:

A funny and light romantic comedy, a love story between a city spoiled girl and a country boy who loves adventure.
Emily's parents leave for Paris for a second honeymoon. can't leave her daughter alone in New York, she is still too young. So they entrust her to the care of an aunt who lives in Oregon. Emily doesn't want to go but is forced. She hates the countryside and doesn't meet her cousin for so long, maybe they are so changed that they can't be friends anymore. When she discovers that must make even camping,  is more and more distressed. But there will be Brett to console her.
Emily is a spoiled girl, hates the countryside, the desert, the insects, the camping. She has never known love and begins to discover it along with Brett that will make also appreciate the beauty of nature.
It 's a read quick, pleasant, relaxing, ideal for an afternoon on the beach. There is a soft, clean love story between teenagers and also a lot of adventure and lots of nature
If you are looking for a cute and funny book then you need to read this one.




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EXCERPT:


It wasn't easy trying to fit all my stuff into one small suitcase and an overnight bag. But Dad said that was the limit. I wished I had room to pack my old scout manual. I vaguely remembered there was a section about survival in the wilderness. I figured I might need that.

"Now, Cheryl," Dad said to Mom. "Don't start getting teary-eyed."

"But Richard, we're sending our only daughter off to Oregon." Mom sniffled.

A fine time for Mom to have second thoughts—just as I was about to board the plane. I let out a long sigh and tried to look really sad. Maybe she'd give in to her misgivings and let me stay.

"She'll be in good hands," Dad said reassuringly.

"We'll be in Europe, six thousand miles from my baby!"

Ordinarily I would have moaned and declared that I was not a baby. Now, however, I worked at getting my lower lip to tremble.

"Everything will be fine!" Dad's voice was getting high and squeaky, a sure sign that he'd had it. "Emily will love Oregon. It'll be an educational trip. It's time she sees something besides the cities of the world. Now let's say good-bye before she misses the plane!"

Dad hit just the right combination of panic, annoyance, and determination.

"You're right, dear." Mom kissed me goodbye.

Dad gave me a hug and kiss, then stepped back and put his arm around Mom. They both stood there with smiles on their faces.

"Bye," I said as cheerfully as possible. I could tell there was no point in any last-minute hysterics. I squared my shoulders and headed toward the plane.

I thought there could at least have been some appropriately dreary background music as I marched off to my doom.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Ann Herrick is the award-winning author of several books and short stories for kids and teens. Included in the awards her books have won are the ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Readers, IRA/CBC Children’s Choice and EPIC Best YA Novel Finalist.

Ann grew up in Connecticut, where she graduated from The Morgan School and Quinnipiac University.  She now lives in Oregon with her husband, who was her high-school sweetheart.  Their wonderful daughter is grown, married and gainfully employed, and has given Ann her only grand-dog, Puff, a bloodhound-Rottweiler-beagle mix and six grand-kitties.  While she misses the East Coast, especially houses built before 1900, she enjoys the green valleys, fresh air and low humidity in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.  Ann loves cats, walking, the Oregon Ducks and working in her back yard.  In addition to stories and books for children and young adults, Ann also writes copy for humorous and conventional greeting cards. She loves to hear from her readers and can be contacted through her web site:  http://annherrickauthor.com   

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Ann Herrick will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


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18 commenti:

  1. Who are some of your favorite authors; what strikes you about their work?

    RispondiElimina
    Risposte
    1. I like Susan Isaacs, Judy Blume, and Sarah Dessen. They all create such memorable characters.

      Elimina
  2. Thank you for the excerpt, I enjoyed reading it and it looks like a good read :)

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  3. Thank you for the great review, and thanks for hosting!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your review and the excerpt! I enjoyed reading your post :)

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  5. Thank you for stopping by the blog tour, Victoria. :)

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway and hope you all enjoy your 4th of July weekend

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  7. Happy Fourth to you too, James!

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  8. Happy 4th of July to all in America celebrating Independence Day and thank you for this giveaway

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  9. Hello! Hope your having a great evening and stopping by to say thanks for the giveaway

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  10. Wishing you a terrific Wednesday and thanking you for the chance to win.

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  11. Hello! Hope your day is awesome and thanking you for the giveaway.

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