Monday, July 14, 2014

Contest: Homeroom Diaries

ABOUT THE BOOKIn James Patterson's first highly illustrated "diary fiction" story for teens, the mega-bestselling author's most endearing and original teen heroine ever proves that everyone can use a helping hand once in a while.

Margaret "Cuckoo" Clarke recently had a brief stay in a mental institution following an emotional breakdown, but she's turning over a new leaf with her "Happiness Project". She's determined to beat down the bad vibes of the Haters, the Terror Teachers, and all of the trials and tribulations of high school by writing and drawing in her diary. And when life gets really tough, she works through her own moments of uncertainty through imaginary conversations with her favorite literary characters.

Cuckoo's also got a nearly impossible mission: she, along with her misfit band of self-deprecating friends (who call themselves "the Freakshow") decide to bridge the gap between warring cliques and "bring the Nations together". Not everyone is so willing to join hands and get along, but Cuckoo never stops smiling...until one of her closest friends, pushed to desperation by a Hater prank, decides that enough is enough.

I just finished the book this week and it's really good. I'll post a review up soon

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by James Patterson & Lisa Papademetriou
In stores July 21, 2014

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(Prizing & samples  courtesy of Little, Brown
Giveaway open to US addresses only)

Let great reads make you smile! Enter for your chance to win a James Patterson collection including copies of Homeroom Diaries, Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment, Confessions of a Murder Suspect, and First Love.


Jill the OWL said...

I wouldn't say I LOVE the cover, but I do think it's fun and colorful, so it will catch kids' attention. And it matches to a degree its Middle School Worst Years of My Life books which my students love :)

Unknown said...

Not a fan of the cover. Wish it was a little more relatable to the story. It's very colorful, though!

ELK said...

The cover gives a very light feel for such a dark book.

Miss Megan said...

I actually kind of dig the cover even if it doesn't exactly match the story.

Miranda said...

I'm not really loving the cover, but this is an awesome contest. Thank you!

Teen Zone said...

One of my teens got to read and comment on a very early copy of the book and is super excited about it. Her excitement makes me want to pick it up.

Unknown said...

I don't mind the cover. It definitely has teen appeal with the and color choice.

Jessica said...

The cover isn't bad, not my favorite, but I like the colors used on it! And I would like if the other authors name was a little bigger, but it's not bad! :)

KatieHighland said...

I think the cover's okay. I got to read an ARC of Homeroom Diaries and really liked it though!

Megan Earley said...

I think the cover will catch students' attention, especially if they are fans of the Middle School series.