Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Starred Review and A CONTEST to win Undercover by Beth Kephart!!

A few months ago, I reviewed a new book called Undercover by Beth Kephart. I am ecstatic to announce that it recently received a starred review in Publishers Weekly magazine (Oct 1st issue)! Here's some highlights from the review:
Neatly balancing action and contemplation, Kephart offers a plethora of images, ideas about literature and even some well-known poems along with a plot that will speak to many teens.
In honor of this rave review, I'm holding a contest for a copy of Undercover. I've never held a contest before so I'm super excited about this. In fact, I'm so excited that I'm also throwing in a mini "word journal" from Paperblanks. (See my earlier review of Undercover for an explanation of the word journal.)
Just leave me a comment or send an email to emsbookshelf (at) gmail (dot) com, and you'll be entered to win. I'll draw a name from a hat on October 30th. Think of it as a Halloween present!

Happy Reading!

p.s. Beth recently started her own blog and she's been filling it with wonderful poems, pictures, and thoughts about the writing process. Make sure to check it out!


  1. Ohh, read your review, sounds good! Enter me please! :)

    Teen Troves

  2. Ooh, please enter me! The book sounds really cool.

  3. This sounds awesome. Count me in. :-)

  4. Have you nominated this book for the Cybil Award for YA FIction?

    Go here to nominate: http://dadtalk.typepad.com/cybils/2007/10/young-adult-fic.html

  5. Thanks for commenting on my blog during the read-a-thon! Also, I'd love to be entered in the drawing, the book sounds awesome.

  6. I have to say that I feel exceptionally lucky that Em is making such a generous gesture on behalf of UNDERCOVER.

    Thank you, Em. Let me know how I can help you with this,


  7. I went over to Beth's blog the other day, but I can't remember if I left a comment. Anyway, could you please enter me in your drawing?

  8. I have seen this book in lots of spots and can't wait to read it! It's on my wishlist for the next bookstore trip.

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'd love to be entered in your contest, and I'm looking forward to going through your blog, since I've just recently (re)discovered YA lit. :)

  10. I think that book sounds fantastic! I'm in!!


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