Sunday, October 11, 2009

Giveaway: Hold Still

Now that you've had a chance to see my thoughts on Hold Still I'd like to give you a chance to win your ARC of the book!

If you need a reminder here's the blurb:

Amazon.com:
An arresting story about starting over after a friend’s suicide, froma breakthrough new voice in YA fiction

dear caitlin, there are so many things that i want so badly to tell you but i just can’t.

Devastating, hopeful, hopeless, playful . . . in words and illustrations, Ingrid left behind a painful farewell in her journal for Caitlin. Now Caitlin is left alone, by loss and by choice, struggling to find renewed hope in the wake of her best friend’s suicide. With the help of family and newfound friends, Caitlin will encounter first love, broaden her horizons, and start to realize that true friendship didn’t die with Ingrid. And the journal which once seemed only to chronicle Ingrid’s descent into depression, becomes the tool by which Caitlin once again reaches out to all those who loved Ingrid—and Caitlin herself .

Check out this book trailer, the best I've ever seen!



Here's how to enter to win Hold Still!

Leave a comment letting me know what about this book makes you want to read it? Or if you have what you liked about it (no spoilers please!)

For 1 additional entry, blog (sidebar is fine) or tweet (@reply me @mint910) about this contest and leave a separate comment here linking to your post or tweet (only one additional entry total).

The giveaway is open to addresses within the U.S.

Please leave a way for me to contact you if you are the winner!

The giveaway will end October 25th at 6:59 pm Central Time.

65 comments:

  1. I'm interested in reading this because I love good YA fiction and think it sounds intriguing. Additionally, I'm wondering if I might be able to read it and then recommend it to staff and volunteers at a local nonprofit called Nuci's Space (http://www.nuci.org/), a center in Athens created to prevent suicide and allow musicians easy access to the mental and physical health services they seek. There are some suicide survivor support groups, and I think this book might be a good fit for a guided reading exercise. We'll see. Thanks!

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  2. I haven't read this book yet but I really want to because the main character has my name spelled the same way. I have never read a book where it has my name in it.

    usignolc(at)yahooDOTcom

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  3. I've read a lot of great reviews of this book and novels about friendship always attract me. I really want to read this(:

    Kelsey
    kelseytheebookscout at gmail dot com

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  4. sorry wrong email:

    kelseythebookscout at gmail dot com

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  5. I honestly want to read this book because of the cover art. I tend to judge books by their covers, but hey, I think thats how its supposed to work.

    saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

    -- Chelsea

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  6. I really want to read this book because, this might sound weird, but books about tragic people intrigue me. I'm sort of fascinated by how people handle things that happen in life, especially bad things.

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  7. oops, forgot to leave my email--
    start.a.riot.xx@gmail.com

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  8. I've been wanting to read this book ever since I saw the book trailer. It looks like a book that would make me cry, which I need every once in awhile!

    grochowskis@hotmail.com

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  9. +1 linked to sidebar @ http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com

    Thanks
    grochowskis@hotmail.com

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  10. The plot alone intruiged me from the start. I always find it interesting to see death and suicide represented in YA fiction. I like seeing each authors take on it, and how they go about explaining something, that in a lot of instances, is unexplainable. I just want to read it so bad!

    jennapomme[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  11. I want to read this one because the plot just sounds so realistic. I think I would really enjoy this one!!!

    cnhand84 at yahoo dot com
    i also linked in my sidebar under contests!!!!

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  12. I'm interested in all things YA. Plus, it sounds like the mysterious journal adds a lot to the story. I'm looking forward to reading this.

    McKenzie
    mac.attack17(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Wow. I really want to read this one. I havent heard of it before until I read your review and it sounds like something I would read. I just find it very interesting and I would love to read it.

    -Arielle
    achoyce13[at]gmail[dot]com

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  14. +1 - tweeted about it

    http://twitter.com/1xariellex3

    -Arielle
    achoyce13[at]gmail[dot]com

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  15. This seems to be a really sensitively told book about a rarely talked about subject

    jpetroroy@gmail.com

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  16. Oh, I forgot to leave my email address, too. avid[dot]athens[at]gmail.com. Thanks!

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  17. The main reason that this book interest me is because I can relate a lot with the characters. I've heard great things about it as well.

    thebookshopaholic(at)hotmail(dot)com

    +1 link at: http://thebookshopaholic.blogspot.com/2009/09/contests.html

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  18. I want to read something that is more "depressing" because I tend to avoid these novels quite a bit. But I think I should expand my YA horizon some more.

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  19. This book just sounds totally intriguing and something I'd like! Since the day I read the description I've been wanting to read it - it sounds so good.

    :) Erica
    thebookcellar@wi.rr.com

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  20. +1 I tweeted http://twitter.com/thebookcellarx/status/4798699406

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  21. I want to read this one because it sounds really amazing. I've seen a number of folks talk about it on their blogs and would love to read it myself :)

    amymelniczenko AT gmail DOT

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  22. I tweeted about it ...

    http://twitter.com/amymelniczenko

    amymelniczenko AT gmail DOT com

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  23. I want to read this book because depression is something that is rarely talked about, much less written about in a fictional way.

    pepsivanilla14(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. I want to read Hold Still because it sounds like a true realistic and inspiring book! Please enter me.

    +1 I posted this on my sidebar at
    http://gimmethatbookbeforeipunchyou.blogspot.com/

    Shadowofwonder47[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  25. I'm interested in reading this book for the reasons I gave in my comment on the review.
    I'm very interested in seeing how she deals with suicide. And getting over it. It's such a hard subject to tackle, and I find it so amazing when someone succeeds!

    zedster.tbb(at)gmail(DOT)com

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  26. and I tweeted about it (@brizmus)

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  27. The trailer blew me away and I want to read this book now.

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  28. the trailer might be one of the most beautiful things i have ever seen

    xollinzolox@aim.com

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  29. I would love to read this book, because as weird as it might sound, I have always loved reading books that were somewhat tragic (it started off with the Lurlene McDaniel books). And this one has definitely captured my attention!

    Andrea
    belle2211(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. And I blogged about the contest here.


    belle2211(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. the idea of leaving behind a journal has always captivated me. it's like a piece of someone's soul...

    haleymathiot at yahoo dot com

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  32. I would like to read this as someone who went through a lot of bad stuff as a child and young adult. I had to deal with depression and had suicide touch my life as well.

    Deidre
    deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

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  33. I'd like to read thsi book because I teach, and we have faced situations where someone has committed suicide. This book might give me insight on how to help the kids that knew the person.

    foltzsfantasticbooks at gmail.com

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  34. Put it on my sidebar

    http://owlforya.blogspot.com

    foltzsfantasticbooks at gmail.com

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  35. I would love to read this. If for not other reason than I've been the recipient of a suicide note before. The questions you ask yourself, the answers that never fully come. You're left to wonder how someone can so easily put the words into a letter yet never have the courage to tell you in person, when you might have been able to help.

    Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

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  36. This sounds awesome and I have been wanting to read it since I first heard about it.

    Casey
    paranormalfanatic@gmail.com

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  37. Link to sidebar
    http://casey62588.blogspot.com

    Casey
    paranormalfanatic@gmail.com

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  38. Pick me...the trailer looks so good and I need to know more about it. Plus if you liked it then it must be good.

    Gonna tweet now, but don't know how to grab the URL...so look for it. K?

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  39. I want to read it because its a Tenner book!! Is that reason enough? I've also heard a lot about it.

    crystalreviews[at]gmail.com

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  40. +1 Link on Sidebar: http://crystalreviews.blogspot.com/

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  41. I really want to read this book because I have heard many great review and the premise sounds amazing. Plus the cover is so pretty.


    neverendingshelf@gmail.com

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  42. +1 added to sidebar
    http://neverendingshelf.blogspot.com

    neverendingshelf@gmail.com

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  43. I am interested in reading this book because it sounds like a story full of deep, meaningful realizations and hope.

    I am always looking for a great YA book, and this sounds like one!

    pubwrites at gmail dot com

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  44. +1 for tweeting as caitief

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  45. Please enter me, thanks!
    booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

    I've never heard of this book, but the summary sounds great and I loved the book trailer. I really want to read this book now.

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  46. +1 Posted on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

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  47. I want to read this book because the journal seems interesting as well as the plot in general!

    infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

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  48. I want to read this book because the premise of the story sounds really interesting. And of course, the gorgeous cover drew me in too!

    Anna ♥
    goodgonegirl@gmail.com

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  49. +1 Posted it here: http://goodgonegirl.blogspot.com/2009/10/amazing-giveaways.html

    Anna ♥
    goodgonegirl@gmail.com

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  50. The part where it says that it's "devastating, hopeful, hopeless, playful" interests me. If it lives up to that, then it sounds like an amazing book.

    -Rylie
    bcanyon at hotmail dot com

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  51. I honestly cannot pin point one thing that makes me want to read this book. Its everything from the cover to the description, to the book trailer.

    Thanks
    jmoose09@gmail.com

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  52. I tweeted about this contest

    @jmoose09

    jmoose09@gmail.com

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  53. Please count me in. Thanks for the chance. The cover art is what drew me and I just love YA fiction.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  54. I want to read this book because it sounds very very cute and heartfelt
    :-)
    HALEY
    Harajukualice@yahoo.com

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  55. I have been on both sides of the suicide issue- the one thinking that is all that is left, and the one left behind. I get it, from both stand points, and really do enjoy books that touch on hard topics like this- and I hope this book doesn't cast either side in a negative light because though its not the best decision, there's reasons for why someone would do this. Its hard to explain- but its amazing when it is explained.

    olson.kari@yahoo.com

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  56. Additional entry- side bar on the left on my blog:

    http://agoodaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  57. First of all, I must say that is the most awesometastic book trailer I've ever seen! Ok, everything from the premise, to the cover, to the trailer, to the title makes me want to read this book.

    ~Briana
    thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  58. Discount that entry! I just noticed this is for an ARC which I already have.

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  59. This book cover is the one thing that makes me want to read this!!

    I replied to you on twitter.

    twitter(dot)com/speckldharted

    speckldharted22(at)aim(dot)com

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  60. I would like to read this book because it sounds very poignant and very interesting. I usually don't read a ton of contemporary YA, but this one sounds like a book I should make an exception for.

    Thanks for the contest!

    ~Jacqueline (bookbutterfly)
    lady.dashti(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/bookbutterfly/status/5157802598

    ~Jacqueline (bookbutterfly)
    lady.dashti(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. I have a link to the contest on my blog: http://bookbutterflyangel.wordpress.com/contests/

    ~Jacqueline (bookbutterfly)
    lady.dashti(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. To be honest, the cover makes me want to read it :) If a book doesn't look interesting, despite the phrase Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover, I have a lower chance of reading it, and this cover is truly amazing. The book trailer, as well, is really good. I'm really interested in this. Please count me in!

    barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  64. Sometimes you just need a serious, hard-core, tissue using story. This seems like the perfect one.

    Elie (Ellz Readz)
    zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom

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  65. Sorry guys the contest has already ended :/

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