Tuesday, May 10, 2011

SDW Day 2 - What Happened To Goodbye Release Day & Along for the Ride Giveaway

It's Day 2 of Sarah Dessen Week (hosted by YA bibliophile and The Reading Housewives of Indiana) but most importantly it's the Book Birthday of What Happened to Goodbye...EEEEEE!!!

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

Here are some links to help you get your copy of this much anticipated addition to the Sarah Dessen library (just in case you don't win your copy here):
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:
Blog http://www.sarahdessen.com/
Twitter @sarahdessen
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/sarahdessenbooks

 Goodreads Description:
"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.

Some rules: 
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!! 


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  2. Great Giveaway:) I love Sarah Dessen Books!!

  3. I'm excited about What Happened to Goodbye as well! I love Sarah Dessen and this one sounds fabulous :) Unfortunately, I won't be able to enter the giveaway since I'm over in Canada but thanks anyway for hosting it!

  4. Thank you so much again for participating in this week! I tweeted about your giveaway a couple of times today! (don't enter me :))

  5. LOL! I'm in Canada--- ut I am totally going to get my freak geek on...eek! Rock ON!

  6. Awesome post, and thank you for hosting such amazingly generous giveaways - and so many of them too! Really, the generosity I've experienced amongst the book bloggers seems to know no bounds! So glad to be part of this great community! :D

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  7. Great Post! Thanks for the giveaway. So excited for this book! ;)


  8. Awesome! I'm happy the new book is out :)

    I'm dying to read both of them, so definitely enter me.


  9. Yay! I'm so excited to read this book! And so happy because she is coming to my city on her tour date! :)Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  10. Oh! enter me for Along for the Ride! I preordered WHTG.
    Thank you for the opportunity!
    marynellie8 at yahoo dot com

  11. Oh. My. Goodness.

    I don't know how else to express my feelings besides entering this awesome giveaway. I'll just go scream in my pillow or hyperventilate with joy.


  12. Thanks for the giveaway. Hope I win one. Her books seem like the perfect by the pool reads. Amy www.bookgoonie.com
    Bookgoonie at yahoo.com



  14. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  16. I can't wait to read What Happened to Goodbye. Thanks for the giveaway!

    erinberry12 at charter dot net