Saturday, February 20, 2010

giveaway: the crazy school

Lucky you! I've got two copies of Cornelia Read's The Crazy School to giveaway thanks to Hachette.

From Publishers Weekly:
"At the start of Edgar-finalist Read's gutsy second Madeline Dare novel (after 2006's A Field of Darkness), Dare, a 26-year-old former debutante, takes a job in the fall of 1989 as a history teacher at Santangelo Academy, an unorthodox therapeutic boarding school in western Massachusetts dominated by its authoritarian cape-wearing headmaster, David Santangelo. When a student, Mooney LeChance, reveals that his girlfriend, Fay Perry, is pregnant, Dare keeps Mooney's secret while the couple is confined to the Farm, a punishment dorm in the woods. The book's first half focuses on character—the woefully misguided souls who teach at Santangelo, the students in all their dysfunctional glory—but the action picks up when Mooney and Fay die from drinking poisoned punch after a birthday party at the Farm, and Dare is arrested for her role in preparing the fatal beverage. While some characters, like the social-climbing parents who drop in between vacations, verge on stereotype, Read graphically depicts the depressing underside of a supposedly elite private school."

The rules: Enter by leaving a comment to this post with your email (if I can't contact you, you can't win). You can gain additional entries by leaving separate comments letting me know that you're a follower or have posted a link to the giveaway on your site. The deadline to enter is 11:59pm Pacific on March 6. Winners will be selected at random. Since this is from Hachette the winners must have mailing addresses in the US or Canada; no PO Boxes.

21 comments:

  1. Please count me in.

    linna.hsu at gmail dot com

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  2. I'm a follower. :D

    linna.hsu at gmail dot com

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  3. I have been wanting to read this. Sounds good.

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  5. I follow.
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  6. Sounds like a good book. I'd love to read it.
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  7. I'd love this! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. I'd love to enter! Thanks!

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  9. I'm a follower.

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  10. This sounds like a good book. I'd love to win.

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  11. After reading the review, this is a book I would like to read.

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  12. I am a google reader follower.

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  13. Sounds like a good read—please enter me to win!

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  14. This book sounds great—I would love to win a copy!!

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  15. I'd love to win this book!

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  16. Sounds great, please count me in; thanks!

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  17. Please enter me!

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    billsmith2003 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. I would love to read this book. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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