BETTER OFF FRIENDS.
I'm sharing my ARC (Advance Reading Copy)!
The book will be out in February, so you certainly can pre-order it or tell your bookstore you are waiting.
But I haven't given away a book lately, so let's do this.
(If you don't mind a few notes scribbled on the pages. Sorry about this.)
What I love about BETTER OFF FRIENDS.
1. It's a romance for Girls and Boys! Young teens, pre-teens. There's not much to keep even middle-graders away, though the topic is boyfriend/girlfriend stuff. In the best way.
There's football, done perfectly. And cooking that's not girlie-girl. Such an appealing story for all.
2. The BOOK DESIGN. I adore the way the two characters each have their own different typeset. Font. Whatever those clever book people call it.
I love the cover. Yes, this one will appeal to a huge range of readers. Like Sarah Dessen's wildly popular novels, the cover doesn't give away the faces. Great concept- let readers sharpen those imaginations!
3. The twists and turns. In real life, and real love, there's no easy answer. My favorite theme of this novel? Boys and girls can be friends. And that can be a perfect start to true romance.
The pre-teen me would have been all over this story.
I predict the book will be snapped up by fans of Elizabeth's other novels and new readers who love and share this one.
Just leave me a comment, on this blog or on Facebook. And I'll pick a name in three days!
(January 13th, to be exact)