YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes!

The YAmazing Race with MGnificent is now officially over!  A big thanks to all who participated and please make sure to check out the Apocalypsies blog on January 24th for a list of winners.

The YAmazing Race with MGnificent prizes is ON, people! This blog race features some seriously YAmazing 2012 debuts and most definitely offers some MGnificent prizes (ARCs, gift certificates, swag, and more) so read on to win. If you’re just starting, first click on the Apocalypsies blog to start from the beginning and get the full run down.

If you’re already on this part of the race, then onward you go! How you feeling? Good? Good!

Alright then, you’ll need this:

THE DOWNSIDE OF BEING CHARLIE

by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Charlie Grisner is an ex-fat kid with a complicated story, and the universe is never on his side. When he returns home from fat camp at the end of the summer, he finds that his mother has run away—again. His father won’t discuss it and Charlie begins another school year with bottled guilt. Though he has lost thirty pounds, Charlie still perceives himself as fat. But when he spots the new girl, Charlotte Vanderkleaton, no longer is his goal to just get through his senior year unnoticed. Perhaps he can at least pretend to be smooth so she will notice him (in a good way).

While dealing with the constant battles of keeping the weight off, staying clear of the fanatical school pariah he shares a locker with, his beyond-dysfunctional parents, and getting the girl, Charlie can at least count on photography (the one thing he knows he’s good at) and his best friend Ahmed (a Sammy Davis Jr.-obsessed, wing tip shoes– wearing “player”). However, when his life really reaches a tipping point, Charlie can only hope that things will go his way just once.

Available now for pre-order.

And now, go, go, go!  Next stop is Anne Nesbet.

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12 Responses to YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes!

  1. erikamarks says:

    Jenny–that cover is so gorgeous–and look at the blurb!!!
    Cheers, lady!

  2. new2me
    yaay a othr contemp on wishlist

    good luck all

  3. Kim H. says:

    I need to start reading more Contemporary books, and your book sounds so good! Thanks for being a part of the race!

  4. I really like the sound of this. Already added on GR 🙂

  5. This sounds great! I hadn’t heard of it before but I’ll definitely be adding it to my list now.

  6. Petra and Christa–Thank you guys so much!

  7. Heather says:

    love the cover, specially the way you cut off Charlie’s face just below the eyes.

  8. Love the premise! I work at Random House children’s and someone mentioned this book to me–I’m really looking forward to this one.

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