Happy book birthday to The Loudness by Nick Courage! (giveaway)

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Henry Long doesn’t have a heart. He doesn’t go to school. He doesn’t have a girlfriend. He doesn’t have a clue. Two of those things are about to change. Since the Tragedies, Henry Long doesn't have much: just an annoying low-watt buzz from his makeshift heart transplant, skinny arms, and a dusty library attic from which he charts the reconstruction of the Green Zone, the last habitable neighborhood of his ruined coastal city. While his parents work on making the Green Zone independent from a federal government that appears to have abandoned them, Henry's feels similarly abandoned—that is, until he discovers a refugee artists' colony called the Other Side. When the federales don't take kindly to the Green Zone's attempts at secession and kidnap Henry's parents, Henry and his new renegade friends—including one very courageous girl with whom he’s shared one truly shocking kiss—are forced from the colorful streets and underground rock clubs of the Other Side to an overcrowded capital city on the verge of collapse. As Henry uncovers more about the conflicting forces that run his world, he realizes that not everyone is who they seem to be—including himself. In The Loudness readers will be propelled into an electrifying world where superheroes emerge from the unlikeliest people. "I was recently persuaded by one who knows, that blurbs or cover quotes do no good, and I should not write them. So I will not be saying that The Loudness is a meticulously crafted and admirable book. Others may say it - I wouldn't be surprised - but I say buy a copy, take it home and read it, and make up your own mind. What am I, a guru?" - Daniel Pinkwater "I loved The Loudness. The voice, the story, the characterization, the writing... just, wow." - Carol Lynch Williams, author of The Chosen One and Signed, Skye Harper

Today is the book birthday of The Loudness which was the first MG I ever signed. To celebrate I'm going to give away two copies. One hardcover and one annotated by me (the parts I love and why and such) with emoticons and horrible handwriting. To enter just tweet or Facebook or Tumble or Instagram or Snap your friends and whatever all the cool kids are doing now and post it in the comments. Make a new comment for every thing you do and the random number generator will pick the price. A third copy is reserved for teachers or librarians. Just comment that you are one or the other and the random number generator will choose!

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  1. Happy Book B-Day! :) Tweeted your book giveaway here.. https://twitter.com/tattooedbiblio/status/589273463245897728.