And to celebrate this awesome day I am giving away a copy of What Happened to Goodbye and Along for the Ride.
First freak out/geek out with me that her new book is finally here ::jumps around in a circle:: Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Okay now that we are done with that on with the post
Barnes and Noble
The Book Depository
Other fun What Happened to Goodbye book birthday goodies:
Sarah has posted her "Pub Day" blog post with soundtrack.
You can go to Dessen's site to read about her thoughts on What Happened to Goodbye and even watch a video of Dessen talking about her newest book.
Also make sure you check out the What Happened to Goodbye tour dates. Unfortunately she's not coming anywhere near me but maybe you'll get the chance to meet this awesome lady.
Keep up to date on Sarah Dessen news:
"It’s been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents’ divorce—or since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family in the charming beach town where they live.
A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a fellow insomniac who becomes her guide to the nocturnal world of the town. Together they embark on parallel quests: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she’s been denied; for Eli, to come to terms with the guilt he feels for the death of a friend."
This is her ninth and most recent novel which was actually just released in paper back in April 2011. We are back in the wonderful little beach town of Colby, NC (wish I could visit this place) but this time we meet "Perfect" Auden who has spent her entire child hood working towards perfection in her Mother's eyes that she never even learned to ride a bike. In this novel we travel the paths of self-exploration, love and the girl world with Auden as she learns that being perfect is not so perfect and that it's your job to make sure you are happy, once you've accomplished that all the pieces in life will start to fall into place.
Dessen does it again weaving a world full of such intriguingly deep characters that you wish you could physically jump into the pages and join them on the board walk for a soda and a few laughs.
Fav Quote from the book: "Life is full of screwups. You're supposed to fail sometimes. It's a required part of the human existance" -Eli
Giveaway time and to celebrate the birthday of Sarah's 10th book I am giving away a copy of What Happened to Goodbye and a copy of the paperback version of Along for the Ride.
All you have to do is leave me a comment! It's so easy! You don't have to be a follower but it's always appreciated.
1. US only.
2. Only one entry per person per giveaway (remember I'm hosting 7 giveaways total this week, you can enter for all of them).
3. All giveaways this week are open until 11:59 pm EST Sunday May 15. Make sure to check back here after 10 pm EST on Monday May 16th to see who the winners are.
4. All winners will be selected at random
Happy Sarah Dessen Week!!