Saturday, January 17, 2009

YA Connection Contest: Wintergirls

The winner of last week's contest for Willow by Julia Hoban, picked at random, is Sara of What A Girl Reads!

This week's contest is for a book that comes out in March, Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson.

“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.
“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.

Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend’s restless spirit.

In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the multiple-award-winning Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia’s descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia, and her painful path toward recovery.

It's reaaaaaaaaaally good. Click here to see Lenore's thoughts.

Want? I know you do. Leave a comment for one entry (edited to add: and email address!). +1 if you get the secret word from Kristi's blog. It'll change every once in a while so MAKE SURE you check to see if it's still the same. (Also, go check out YA Connection while you're at it cos we both work hard at that thing. :P) +1 if you post about this contest (and link to this post) somewhere. Link me to wherever you post, by the way.

That's it! It ends next Saturday. :)

93 comments:

Thao said...
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Megan said...

I can't resist this gorgeous cover....I will post again when I actually find the secret word, because it doesn't seem to be up right now. Of course, my eyes might not be functioning properly.

Anonymous said...

I would also love this book. :)

Kelly

Abby said...

Steph, please enter me! Thanks! :)

And I posted about it here: http://abbylibrarian.blogspot.com/2009/01/chance-to-win-wintergirls.html

Beth Kephart said...

Every time I read one of your comments out there in the blogosphere, I smile. I say to myself, That Steph. She tells it like it is!

(a good thing)

R.J. Anderson said...

WANT. Just read Catalyst and it totally blew me away.

Jill said...

Sounds fantastic. I'd love to have a copy!

sammyjones57 said...

Beautiful cover! And I love this author!

Will be posting the contest on Monday! - I know that probably sounds weird, but I'm putting it with a bunch of others on that day.

http://justyourtypicalbookblog.blogspot.com/

sammyjones57 @ hotmail.com

shelburns said...

This is one I would love to read! Thanks for the chance.

shelcows AT gmail DOT com

Thao said...

Enter me, Steph. This book looks and sounds creepy, but I wanna read it anyway. I linked the contest on my blog sidebar.

Btw, congrats to Sarah : )

sweetmelissa818 said...

I would love a copy of this book! Of course, if a wulver eats me I won't get to read it!

sweet.me.lissa818@gmail.com

shelburns said...

I blogged about the contest here.

Still waiting for Kristi to post the secret word.

Yan said...

I'd love to be entered Steph! An the secret word is Kanhopatra :]

shelburns said...

Just got the secret word: Kanhopatra

Brooke Reviews said...

Awesome! Here is the secret word: Kanhopatra

Liviania said...

The word is Kanhopatra. And I always check out YA connection - it's awesome.

Diana Dang said...

Please enter me! The word is Kanhopatra :3

Darling Diva said...

Please enter me, this book sounds amazing.
The secret word is Kanhopatra.

Just Blinded Book Reviews said...

I have been wanting to read Wintergirls so badly since I heard about it a month ago. Plus, it's Laurie Halse Anderson, I know we can expect good things from her. The secret words is Kanhopatra.

You know my email.

Just Blinded Book Reviews said...

OH, and I forgot to tell you that I posted about the contest on my sidebar!

Amee said...

Enter me please!
Secret word: Kanhopatra

Liv (Alivia) said...

This book looks really good. :)

livey12@excite.com


Secret Word: Kanhopatra.

Thank you for the contest. :D

biblauragraphy said...

Oh boy, I want! Secret Word: Kanhopatra

etewxok said...

I really want this book. I get so moved by Laurie Halse Anderson's books. >.<
The Secret Word is Kanhopatra.

Here's where I blogged.

http://etewxok.livejournal.com/20996.html

ttt1612@yahoo.com

pepsivanilla said...

Please enter me :) Secret word is Kanhopatra.

pepsivanilla14(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I'd love a copy of this.

bflesher at gmail dot com

--Beth

Faith said...
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Faith said...

I cannot wait to read this! Halse Anderson has an excerpt up on her myspace page and it's AMAZING.

opps! email faither [at] gmail [dot] com

RONALD. said...

Open sesame! Haha, just kidding.

Kanhopatra!

Thanks for the chance to win. ;D

Maggie said...

I have been eagerly awaiting the release of Wintergirls! Kanhopatra!
Maggie at mel0591@sbcglobal.net

Heather said...

Don't we all love Anderson's books :)

heatherhart01@yahoo.com

donnas said...

Please enter me. The secret word is Kanhopatra

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I need this book in my life pronto, please enter me!

Secret Word: Kanhopatra

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Sami said...

I'd love to be entered.
venus_blossom@hotmail.com

The Book Obsession said...

I want this book soooo badly please enter me =]

The secret word is Kanhopatra.

I also have a link to this contest on my sidebar.

anotherpageisused said...

I want this book so bad! Please enter me! :]

Secret word is Kanhopatra.

I also blogged about the contest here: http://anotherpageisused.blogspot.com/2009/01/ya-connection-contest.html.

Lexi <3

screamochick_94@hotmail.com

Stephanie said...

please enter me, thankss :]

secret word is Kanhopatra.

stephanie

carmen alexis said...

Kanhopatra

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is one of my favourite books. Please count me in! =)

Hillary said...

I want this sooo much! I hope I win! Kanhopatra!

Hillary
booklovergal12@yahoo.com

Liv said...

KANHOPATRA.
livsbookreviews@yahoo.com

darbyscloset said...

Okay the secret word is "Kanhopatra".
I would really like to read this book the subject matter intrigues me!!!
Thanks so much for this giveaway and I do hope I am a winner!!!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Meredith said...

Enter me please!

Kanhopatra.

~Meredith
rosesaremyfavorite@hotmail.com

Sarahbear9789 said...

I want to read this so bad. Kanhopatra.

Margo Jantzi said...

I'd love to be entered in the drawing for a great book by my favorite author

mjantzi@rockingham.k12.va.us

Readingjunky said...

I can't wait to read this one. Sounds incredible and I love the cover.

sharonanne said...

Kanhopatra! I'm dying to read this too. sharonluvscats80ATyahooDOTcom

towerofbooks said...

I'd like to enter. The secret word is: Kanhopatra.

koalatees[at]gmail.com

Tisa said...

Love the cover! Please count me in the drawing! Secret word is still Kanhopatra. ~ :)

acmilan68 [at] aol.com

Bookgeek said...

ooh, please enter me in this competition. I'm a huge fan of her work. Email: angelam@keplers.com. And I linked the competition here: http://thebookbind.blogspot.com/2009/01/win-copy-of-wintergirls-by-laurie-halse.html
Oh, yes, secret word is Kanhopatra (still)

gabidenise said...
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gabidenise said...

Hi! Sorry about deleting my comment, but I couldn't figure out how to edit it. I put a post about your contest on my teenreads blog(http://ambersteenreads.blogspot.com) and the special word from the Story Siren is Kanhopatra. Thanks for making such an awesome contest! Amber. my email is gabidenise@gmail.com.

Also my other blogs are http://storytimesmiles.blogspot.com and http://librarytweenqueen.blogspot.com

Shalonda said...

I'm feeling lucky, so why not enter?

The secret word is Kanhopatra.

I have linked to this contest on my sidebar: http://shalondasblog.blogspot.com.

shalondasblog@hotmail.com

wrigleyfield said...

OF COURSE I want this!
"The secret word for this week is Kanhopatra."

ewrigleyfield AT gmail DOT com

Jena said...

1) thanks for the contest! I really want to read this book. my e-mail's on my blog.
2) the secret word is still Kanhopatra.
3) I tweeted this: http://twitter.com/muse2323/status/1127868147

Charlotte said...

Kanhopatra. This sounds great!

Paradox said...

Oooh! I want to win!

The secret word is Kanhopatra.

I posted about the contest here: http://paradoxrevealed.blogspot.com/2008/12/official-contest-list.html

ellie_enchanted said...

Sounds really great and depressing. Kanhopatra is the secret point as of now.

ellienchanted@gmail.com

Alyce said...

I would love to win! The secret word in Kanhopatra.
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Erika Lynn said...

please enter me :) Thanks!
sports {dot} erikalynn {at} gmail {dot} com

Erika Lynn said...

Also I blogged about the contest at http://kissmybook.blogspot.com/2009/01/simple-pleasures.html
and the secret word is Kanhopatra

sports {dot} erikalynn {at} gmail {dot} com

mindy said...

thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful read minsthins(at)optonline(dot)net

bison61 said...

thanks-I'd love to win, the secret word is Kanhopatra

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

liquidambar said...

Kanhopatra!
I'm commenting from my Google account today, but I'm still writerjenn.
jennifer[at]jenniferhubbard[dot]com

DEY said...

Sounds like a great book, thanks for the giveaway!
deyates66@gmail.com

kathy55439 said...

I love the cover.... that is always the first thing that catched my eye about a book

mom2anutball said...

Please enter me! Sound like a great read!

Jenn said...

I would love to win this book! The secret word is Kanhopatra.

LiddypooL2(at)aol(dot)com

K Hensler said...

Please Pick me, Pick me!
I'll read it either way, but a free copy would be nice :)
Thanks for the chance and the blog.

Nina. said...

Aaah, I want it!

Genevieve said...

Ah, I totally want this book. I loved Speak and another book by Laurie Halse Anderson.

I posted a link in my blog's sidebar.

http://caprubia.blogspot.com/

Chelsie said...

Secret word: Kanhopatra

I want this book =D

<3 Chelsie
bookluverreviews@hotmail.com

Lady Roxi said...

I would love to read this.

Thanks

Melissa said...

I would love to win this!

The secret word is Kanhopatra.

Tiffany Hunsinger said...

Please enter me in the contest! The book sounds really good!
tiffanyhunsinger@netscape.net

wendy said...

Kanhopatra = secret word

This sounds like a haunting book, one that I would pass on to others, Please enter me.

madamerkf at aol dot com

katayoun said...

me please! and the secret word is "Kanhopatra"

Wanda said...

WOw...looks like everybody wants this one.
Secret word: Kanhopatra.

I must read!

skg said...

Me! Kanhopatra! I'm at sjk36 (at) yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

you have to enter me! I've wanted this book so bad for a long time now and would looooveee to win it!

the secret word is Kanhopatra.
jenhabs@hotmail.com

The Not So Closet Geeks said...

word: Kanhopatra

I'd love to be entered.

not_so_cg[at]yahoo.com

Katie said...

wow this looks really good! Please enter me :D

kd_library@yahoo.com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I blogged about this as well:

http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2009/01/win-it-wednesday_21.html


-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

robin_titan said...

This book sounds really good!!

word is -Kanhopatra

shelburns said...

I blogged about this here.

katie said...

I loved Speak and this book sounds really good. Please enter me. The secret word is Kanhopatra I think. thanks

Katie
kbpup903@yahoo.com

danie88 said...

I just added this book to my wishlist last week! I'd love to win it!

secret word: Kanhopatra

romancebookaddict(at)hotmail(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I'd like to enter this contest too, thanks!

stephxsu
at
gmail
dot
com

Stephanie said...

Oh, and I've posted about this on my blog. You can follow the link on my name.

lil-aqua-angel said...

The covers looks interesting. Please enter me.

email: hellokitty534-reading@yahoo.com

btw the word is Kanhopatra.

MJ said...

I'd love this!

ddurance said...

This looks so good! The secret word is Kanhopatra.

Deidre
deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

traymona said...

secret word: Kanhopatra
I would like to read this book very much.
traymona[at]aol.com

windycindy said...

Hi, I hope I am not too late! The word from her blog is Kanhopatra! Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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