Friday, March 2, 2018

Blog Tour: P.S. I Miss You

About The Book:
Title: P.S. I MISS YOU 
Author: Jen Petro-Roy
Pub. Date: March 6, 2018
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Pages: 320
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Find it: AmazonAudibleB and NiBooksTBDGoodreads

In this epistolary middle-grade debut novel, a girl who's questioning her sexual orientation writes letters to her sister, who was sent away from their strict Catholic home after becoming pregnant.

Eleven-year-old Evie is heartbroken when her strict Catholic parents send her pregnant sister away to stay with a distant great-aunt. All Evie wants is for her older sister to come back. But when her parents forbid her to even speak to Cilla, she starts sending letters. Evie writes letters about her family, torn apart and hurting. She writes about her life, empty without Cilla. And she writes about the new girl in school, June, who becomes her friend, and then maybe more than a friend.

As she becomes better friends with June, Evie begins to question her sexual orientation. She can only imagine what might happen if her parents found out who she really is. She could really use some advice from Cilla. But Cilla isn't writing back.

About Jen:
Jen Petro- Roy was born, raised, and still lives in Massachusetts, even though she rejects the idea that snow and cold are ever a good thing. She started writing in third grade, when her classroom performed a play she had written. It was about a witch and a kidnapped girl and a brave crew of adventurers who set out to save the day. As a kid, numerous pictures of Jen often featured Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley Twins books clutched in her hand, so it was just a matter of time until she started writing her own books for children.
In the past, Jen has worked as a teacher and a teen and children’s librarian. She loves running, board games, trivia, and swimming, and has a mild obsession with the television show Jeopardy! P.S. I Miss You is her debut novel.
My Thoughts:

Dear Jen, Wow. What an amazing story; I don't even know where to begin. Your book tugged at my heartstrings and gave me ALL the feels. I loved reading about Evie and how she started challenging her upbringing. I love how she refused to give up on her sister. I love how her letters were therapeutic for her and how she needed to write to someone. I Loved how Evie explored her feelings. I admired her for standing up for herself, throughout the book. I loved her interactions with June and how they changed over the novel. Evie's smart, determined, inquisitive, and stubborn. Even though she knows her parents won't approve of her relationship with June, she doesn't back down. She shows off her courage and inner strength. I simply loved the whole books and I didn't want it to end. I wasn't prepared for the twist at the end. Oh boy, that made me tear up. This book is a must have for all school and public libraries. It's perfect to share with anyone questioning their sexuality, it's perfect for anyone questioning their religion, it's perfect for anyone in need of a good family drama, it's perfect for anyone who loves realistic fiction. It's really just perfect.

Jennifer at YA Book Nerd.

P.S. I can't wait to read what you write next!
Tour Schedule:
Check out the upcoming tour
3/5/2018- Book in the BagReview
3/6/2018- For the Love of KidLitInterview
3/7/2018- Book-KeepingReview
3/8/2018- Literary Meanderings Guest Post
3/9/2018- Savings in SecondsReview

Doesn't this book sound amazing? You're in luck because 3 winners will win a copy! 

(US Only Please) Ends on March 6th at Midnight EST!

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