01 May 2012

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (Interview + Book + Signed Swag Giveaway)

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick.
Audience/Genre : Young Adult/Contemporary.
Publication : June 14th 2012 by Dial Books For Young Readers.

“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

I don't even know where to begin. I had My Life Next Door on my wishlist for quite some time before I worked up the courage to request Huntley for an ARC and let me tell you, she's absolutely wonderful! I know, I know, most authors are awesome, if not all, but Huntley is seriously one of the nicest, friendliest person/author I have ever come across. Luckily, I had the privilege of interviewing her.

I'm also hosting a giveaway of My Life Next Door and Huntley's offered to giveaway some awesome signed swag along with it. Oh yeah, it's international. I would giveaway my ARC as I know most of you would love to read it asap but it would be cheaper for me to giveaway 4 books instead of shipping the ARC internationally so the winner will get a pre-ordered copy of the book, which he/she will receive after its publication via The Book Depository. Now, let's get to know Huntley better...


How did you celebrate when you got signed for your first book, My Life Next Door?
At first, I was too stunned to celebrate. I could barely speak. My wonderful agent, Christina Hogrebe, had to gently say “This is a good thing” before any words came into my head. Then of course, when I hung up after being calm, I danced around the house. And met my kids at the bus-stop with candy. And bought a Kindle.

Why YA Contemporary for your first book, any particular inspiration?
I have always been a huge believer in the YA genre, even before it was called that. I spent my teenage years turning to books to try to navigate real life. While I read and love Dystopian and Paranormal YA, I am so interested in the struggles and dramas and triumphs of everyday life that it just seemed a natural fit. In addition, I love teenagers—the questions they ask, the way their minds work, the passion they bring to their uncertainty and changing beliefs about the world. Teenagers question everything and aren’t easily fooled or brushed aside. It’s an audience I really respect.

Name 3 things you can't live/can't get through your day without?
Iced tea with lemon, something that makes me laugh a lot and a book that lingers in my mind. I’m a really fast reader, blessing and curse, and generally read a book a day, when I’m not on deadline. When I’m writing my own stuff, I try to stay away from anything but non-fiction, as I’m always worried someone else’s tone will seep in. When I look at my childhood writings, I can always tell who I’d been reading at the time. And I sure don’t want to do that now!

If you got three wishes, what would you wish for?
So tricky. I always trip up on this question. We all want world peace and tolerance, a greener planet, a safer world. But, as Cassandra Clare put it in her beautiful book THE CITY OF GLASS, “perhaps people were supposed to find these things for themselves.” Then, I wonder about wishing to remove some obstacles and misfortunes that happened to people I love, but worry that those are connected to the good things as well, and if you pulled the thread too much would unravel. So, I’m just going to be frivolous here, and say I wish I had a housekeeper who lived in a lamp, like Aladdin’s genie. I could rub it and have her come out and do the laundry and the dusting and the vacuuming and the grocery shopping, and all the boring things, then wish her gone. I’d love a magic elevator/portal where I could crowd my family in, push a button and whisk us off to London or New York City or California. And, finally, I wish there were a pause, rewind and replay button on time, so I could relive the amazing—my children’s early childhoods, our best vacations and happiest days—and the awkward—my dumber high school moments, bad dates, etc. I have a good memory, but some things—and moments—and people-- you’d just love to see again.!

If you could have a super power, what would you choose?
Mind-reading. Think of the fabulously uncensored thoughts I’d hear….all those true stories. Mind you, it could get really painful. But I would take that to just know what was REALLY going in in people’s heads.

If you were stranded on a deserted island and you could pick one person to be with you, who would it be?
This is where my practical side wars with my imaginative side, and I try to think which gorgeous actor/historical/fictional person I’ve ever crushed on would be best at making a fire and spearing fish.

White Chocolate or Dark Chocolate?
White chocolate has never seemed like actual chocolate to me. I used to be solidly in the milk chocolate camp, but now I find that too sweet and definitely go for dark. My favorites are dark chocolate with sea salt or with orange peel—really strong flavors, a mix of sweet and bitter. The evolution in tastes reminds me of how my movie and literary tastes have changed. When I was growing up the book or movie HAD TO HAVE A HAPPY ENDING or I wasn’t interested. My mother was a great fan of bittersweet books and movies, like THE BATTLE OF VILLA FIORITA by Rumer Godden, or THE WAY WE WERE. I didn’t get it….they didn’t wind up together! What was the point? But now, I understand….something doesn’t have to be all the way sweet and wonderful to be worthwhile. As John Updike once beautifully wrote, “If temporality is held to be invalidating, then nothing real succeeds….”
And how did I get here from chocolate?

When/How did you decide you wanted to become an author?
The first time a book ever completely swept me away. I was five. It was E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web, a book I still return to when I forget how gorgeous and evocative simple language can be. My father read to me, and when he got to Charlotte’s death, I was inconsolable. He took a pencil and crossed out “and then Charlotte died” and wrote “and then Charlotte did not die”. And I realized that a writer could do that—create a world that evoked such powerful feelings….and change it around.

Horror or Romance?
Romance. My husband loves watching horror movies at night, and my oldest daughter can journey with him there, but I just cuddle up and find a great love story, trying to drown out the screams.

Mac or PC?
PC.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where's the first place you'd want to go?
London, Scotland, Wales and Ireland—where most of my ancestors came from. I spent a year in London in college and I’m still a bit homesick for it. That travel-elevator-portal of my previous wish would be very handy here.

Giveaway Terms and Conditions :

  • Giveaway is International, as long as The Book Depository ships to you.
  • Winner has 48 hours to respond before I pick a new winner.
  • Prize will be a pre-ordered copy of My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick which the winner will receive TBD after publication.
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112 comments:

  1. I love reading YA. These novels are almost always extremly well written and super entertaining. My Life Next Door is on my wishlist since I first heard about it. Hope to read it soon.

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  2. My favourite YA contemporary novel is Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins! <3 I am really dying to read My Life Next Door too! I love the cover. I think it's perfect for the story!

    Awesome interview, Anjana! <3

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  3. My favorite compoporary novels are Jellicoe Road,Stolen,The Sky Is Everywhere,Lola and the Boy Next Door,Summer series,Going Too Far,Before I Fall and The Storyteller.

    Can't wait for My Life Next Door! June come faster!

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  4. My favorite YA contemporary would be Forbidden by Tabtha Suzuma. Thank you foe the giveaway!

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  5. I love Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins so much :D :D :D

    Thank for the giveaway

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  6. I absolutely ADORED Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. <3 It was such an amazig story. I seriously can't wait to read this book as well! I need to start reading some more contemporary! :P

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! Awesome interview!

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  7. The cover looks good and I´m so excited to read this book :P

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  8. My favourite is Anna and The French kiss <3 Oh and The sky is Everywhere <3 <3 I think the cover is so pretty, but I definitely more the title the best! :) Sounds about right ;)

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  9. (Contemporary) YA is such an exciting genre, with so many great releases it's hard to choose - one of my favorites is Preloved
    by Shirley Marr
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  10. I absolutely love the interview - especially her answer to the "three wishes"-questions. :) Can't wait to read MY LIFE NEXT DOOR myself... it sounds absolutely fabulous. While I love paranormal / dystopian / etc. novels, sometimes I just need a good contemporary story. My favorite? ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins. :)

    Carina
    Fictional Distraction

    P.s.: Thanks for the giveaway! <3

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  11. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

    I am so so so excited for this book! It sounds perfect for me and the cover is GORGEOUS!

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  12. My favorite YA contemporary is Anna and the French Kiss, Before I Fall is great too.
    And that cover is so beautiful!
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway :)

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  13. I am DYING to read this book. My favorite contemp is Lola and the Boy Next Door, and I really think My Life Next Door will be up there with it.

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    *crosses fingers and hopes*

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  14. I'm reading Shooting Stars right now and am pretty crazy about it. Love the interview. Totally agree on the mind-reading thingy. And OMG! Are you kidding?! I totally heart the cover. It's like one of the cutest cover ever! EVER! :D
    Thanks for the giveaway :D

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  15. I can't wait to read this book! :)

    My fave is On The Jellicoe Road!(at least i'm pretty sure that's classed as contemporary.... :P )

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  16. I adore The Summer series by Jenny Han and The fault in our stars by John Green.

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  17. I really like this cover, it seems like they're hiding... by standing next to that HUGE fence. I also like how they look happy together, with the sun shining and the flowers in bloom. It sounds like maybe it's a secret romance!

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  18. Some of my favorite contemporaries are Sarah Dessen's books :)

    I'm dying to read this book! And it releases on my birthday!! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. My favorite contemporaries are John Green's books. Of those, I love Will Grayson, Will Grayson the most!

    Also, LOVE THIS COVER. It's perfect.

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  20. Great interview Huntley! I'm sooo looking forward to reading My Life Next Door! As for favorite YA books, anything by Sarah Dessen just rocks. I've also found a ton of Indie YA authors who are fabulous. Kat Calen and Renee Pace come to mind as do Maree Andersen and Jo Ramsey. All Good!

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  21. I LOVE Ya books. Anna and the French Kiss is my favorite. I also like Sarah Dessen's books and the Summer Series by Jenny Han.
    This book looks so cute. I really want to read it. The cover is sweat.

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  22. What a great interview! I LOVED your wishes, both your rationale for not making the usual ones, and why you made the ones you did.

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  23. My fave cont. rom. right now is Perfectly Hopeless. This book looks interesting and the cover is cute/sweet!

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  24. This was one of my WoW's a couple of weeks ago. I love contemporary YA. Some of my favorites books are from John Green, Stephanie Perkins, and Sarah Dessen. I think the cover is cute and looks like a perfect summer read.

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  25. I'm SO excited for My Life Next Door. I'm in love with the cover and something just draws me in. Plus, I think Huntley Fitzpatrick is pretty awesome (after following her on Twitter for awhile). Can't wait till I can read it! Great interview =)

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  26. Loved this interview! Made me more curious to read the book than the cover had already managed to do!

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  27. Ahh! You want me to pick a favorite contemporary?!? I don't know if I can pick one, but I LOVE Catching Jordan, The Disenchantments and The Catastrophic History of You & Me...this list goes on...

    I'm also really, really excited for My Life Next Door...I've been pining for that book for months and months! Plus, Huntley is just so darn sweet! Definitely worthy of all the attention her book has been getting :0)

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  28. One of my favorite YA contemporary is Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma.

    This seems like a great book and I can't wait for it.

    Thanks!

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  29. I LOVE YA contemp. Some of my favourites include: Anna and the French Kiss (Stephanie Perkins), Wanderlove (Kirsten Hubbard), Harmonic Feedback (Tara Kelly) and Good Oil (Laura Buzo).

    I cannot WAIT for this book! I've been hooked on this release from the very start, and I'm crossing my fingers that it does not disappoint. It seems not to have, looking at the reviews so far.

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  30. I love YA contemporary.My favorite would probably be Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.The cover for My Life Next Door is absolutely gorgeous.

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  31. Fabulous interview!!! I love YA contemp. I recently read and LOVED Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard. Stephanie Perkins series is just fabulous as well!!!!

    The cover is lovely :D

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  32. Great interview. I am enjoyed to reading interview, it make me curious about book. This book sounds interesting and i am looking forward to reading this book. I like the cover, it's very sweet and lovely:)

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  33. Oh dear!

    You have no idea how long I have had this book on my wishlist! I cant wait until it releases =P I love contemporary books kyaaaaaaa!!

    I really love your interview! is so fun and it let me know a lot about the author! uuh btw, I cant go a day without Ice lemon tea either XDDD Yay for tea!!

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful post and for this amazing giveaway!!!!! yaaaaay!! ^____^

    Happy reading for ever and ever and for always! <3

    Dazzling Reads

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  34. i don't remember reading contemp. in a long time. :D
    anyway, great interview, and the cover is gorgeous!

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  35. i love YA contemporary my favorite YA contemporary, Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles and about book cover My Life is Next Door, I really like it, simple but romantic :D

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  36. I don't usually read YA contemporary, but I'd love to try it with My Life is Next Door. I wish the cover is more symbolic, but it's beautiful as it is :)

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  37. OMG I am DYING for this book! (it's actually going up as my Waiting on Wednesday post tomorrow!) It just sounds so fabulous and wonderful and I love books that concern family and their dynamics. I love this interview, and my heart just exploded when I read about her father crossing out the "Charlotte died" - that's a wonderful inspiration and a fabulous father.

    Thank you for doing the giveaway!

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  38. My favourite YA contemporary (so far) is Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. I've wanted to read My Life Next Door for a VERY long time!! It sounds so GOOOD! I love contemporary novels and I REALLY REALLY need to read this! :D

    Thank you so much for this opportunity! :)

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  39. Hullo...okay, well, I am a serious John Green junkie (ask my daughters, I cannot stay away from his vlog). And Sarah Dessen...oh my (Deb Caletti, too, guys). I too adored Wanderlove. And I barely restrained myself from jumping up and down when meeting Stephanie Perkins, which would have been uncool, but I've never done cool particularly well. Or at all. I have heard so much about Jellicoe Road but I haven't read it and I'm going to pass all this on to my daughters til I'm done with deadline. I hope. Excercising discipline. I love new recommendations and it's great to see how many people read and love the authors I love.

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  40. One of my favorite YA novels is Elixer from Hilary Duff. As for My Life Next Door, the story seems like something I absolutely want to read and the cover pulls you right into the book :)

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  41. one of my fav contemp novels is when you were mine by rebbeca serle
    awesome cover and fun interview

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  42. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    My favorite contemp is Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park. It's awesome, I love it:)

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  43. My fav contemporary is Sometimes It Happens.
    I love the cover!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. The books sounds great and the interview was excellent! :D

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  45. I loved Welcome Caller, This is Chloe!

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  46. Like the cover. Interested in reading the book. Nice question about chocolate. :)

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  47. I do really like the sound of this one. I think it's a more common situation than one might imagine. My most recent Contemp YA was Pieces of Us by Margie Gelbwasser.

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  48. I love contemperaries, Sarah Dressen comes to mind, and this sounds really good as well. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  49. I love any Sarah Dessen book. I can't wait to read this one and I love the cover!

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  50. As of now my Favorite YA Contemporary author is Kirsten hubbard-Wanderlove. I adored the book. I would love to read My Life Next door.

    laura thomas

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  51. I don't think I have a favorite YA contemporary book. I enjoyed Simone Elkeles, Rachel Hawthorne & Catherine Clarke's books. I pretty much love the genre in general & My Life Next Door sounds like a great read!! =)
    Thanks for the chance

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  52. I like the cover. I want a backyard like that!!

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  53. I loved Lola and the Boy Next Door and look forward to this book because I love a romance involving the boy next door. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. My fav this year was Ashes, can't wait for the sequel.

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  55. I LOVE YA Contemporary. It's so much fun and so refreshing. I know that it's very real too. My favourites are by Sarah Dessen and Stephenie Perkins. Their YA boys make me melt <3 My Next Next Door sounds like a nice read! Can't wait to check it out. Great interview and thanks for the giveaway, Anjana :)

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  56. I love Where She Went by Gayle Forman. :D And I love the cover of the book. :D

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  57. my favorite could be before i fall or what happened to goodbye : ) I am very excited to read my life next door!!! and love the cover!

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  58. So much amazing contemp I could never pick a fav. But I really liked In Between by Jenny B. Jones. The cover is beautiful! this book looks really great! Thx!

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  59. My favorite contemporary is Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. I very excited for My Life Next Door, it's definitely one of my most anticipated summer releases!

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  60. Fav YA contemporary? Geek Girl by Carly C. Bennett & yeah, I'm really excited about this one & Iove the cover.

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  61. I think I haven't read any YA contemporary yet. I have several in my TBR list but I always manage to put it off until now, silly me *sigh.

    This book sounds great. I love the cover, beautiful and very romantic :) And the blurb is awesome. I also enjoyed the interview with the author. She sounds like a really romantic and easy going kind of woman :) I think her personality would be reflected in the book.

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  62. Wooow. Great giveaway. I've been eyeing this novel. :) Anyway, one of my favorite YA contemporary novels is The Fault In Our Stars. :)

    AND YES, I'm so excited about this book. I like the premise. I believe I'm going to love the story, the characters and the writing as well. The cover is so sweet. Mehe. I think Huntley is such a romantic person. I can't wait for this!

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  63. I love the cover, it looks so romantic! The synopsis sounds great too and is definitely going on my wishlist :)

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  64. I am always excited to read new books, of course. I will be very happy to read your book, thannks for the chance.
    xoxo

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  65. there are a lot of contemporaries I've read. I'm excited to read this new book, I love the cover actually and of course your review just encourage readers more..:D

    My 200-Follower-Milestone-Giveaway (8 books up for grabs!/INT)


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  66. The cover is eye catching, I love the way the light rays play across it. My favorite YA contemp book would be Where She Went by Gayle Forman and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. ;)

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  67. Can't help but love contemporary YA-one of my favorite authors in the field, after all, is Sarah Dessen!

    I love how the author compares chocolate to taste in general. As I get older, I find I too appreciate more the bitterness of stories instead of a generic happy ending. (I also seem to have lost my sweet tooth too :P) There's just something about a sad ending that gets to you more than a happy (and sometimes stereotypical) ending does.

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  68. Thank you for the international giveaway!
    I've never read many YA contemporary; infact I can only remember "Fall or you", that I reviewed few days ago. The blurb seems interesting and I'm really excited about the book. Moreover the cover is so cute, sweet and I love the effect of the light! (:

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  69. Looks a great read and I love the cover.

    Thanks for running the giveaway.

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  70. Some of my favorite YA Contemporary books are Lola and The Boy Next Door, The Truth About Forever, Just Listen:) I'm dying to read this book. I like the cover is cute!
    Thanks of the giveaway!

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  71. Anna and the French Kiss
    Where She Went
    Graffiti Moon.

    Can't wait to find out if My Life Next Door will be joining this list. :) It's been on my wishlist for a long time now.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. My favorite contemporary YA are Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley and Stillburrow Crush by Linda Kage. I like the premise of this book. It's definitely something I'd see myself reading. Oh, I love that part where her father crossed out "Charlotte died". So sweet!

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  73. I like the cover and the description made it sound like a great book to read. Great interview!

    andrea2russia@hotmail.com

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  74. My most recent favorite contemporaries are The Probability of Miracles and The Probability of Love at First Sight.

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  75. Great interview! I'm really excited to read this book!

    Stephanie

    thaliansmhc at yahoo dot com

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  76. great interview, my fav ya : perfect chemistry by simone elkeles and vampire academy by richele mead,,,

    iam interesting for reading this book,,and about this cover i love it,,very soft and eye catching,,enter me plss...

    thanks for the giveaway and succes for your life,,

    icha09 at gmail dot com

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  77. Even though I don't usually read YA Contemporary, I'm looking forward to this. It seems interesting. :)

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  78. I have more than 1 favourite YA contemporary. My favourites are Graffiti Moon, If I Stay and Thirteen Reasons Why :) The book sounds really interesting and something that I think I'll enjoy. I'm really liking the cover, too. It's simple yet pretty. Awesome interview! :D

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  79. I am really excited to read this! I have read some reviews for it snd they are all good!! I haven't read any book like this yet so I am really looking forward to it. Great Interview, I like the cover :)

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  80. I'm really excited about this book...
    So comment about the cover.... Hhhmmmmmm...
    No offense but I don't really like "like" the book. It's just too simple and cliche for me...
    Sorry. But would so love to give the book a shot...
    I think the plot is awesome

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  81. I started reading YA this year and now I'm addicted. The first book that came into my mind was Anna and the French Kiss. My life next door looks promising. Looking forward to reading it. :)

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  82. My favourite YA contemporary are Thoughtless series by S.C. Stephens and Summer series by Jenny Han :) Thanks for goveaway!! :)

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  83. I LOVE the interview! The questions are fantasitc and the answers are even better! I adore the cover, it's sl beautiful!

    My favorite is...Anna and the French Kiss! <3

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  84. My favourite YA contemporary is probably Before I Fall before Lauren Oliver; such a great book! And well, I've never heard of the book My Life Next Door until your interview, but it sounds completely awesome!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  85. I recently read Catching Jordan and that was a fun book.

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  86. I love YA lit! I write a blog about debut YA authors and their novels and absolutely cannot wait to read this one so that I can write about it!

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  87. My favorite is definitely Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, what an awesome book it is!

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  88. This is great! Your blog is great, all the reviews and giveaways! :D

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  89. Hands down, my favorite YA contemporary is Perfect Chemistry! I read so many times, I have worn out my copy♥ and I'm definitely excited for My Life Next Door, I'm so sad that I didn't get accepted on netgalley for it//:

    Racquel @ The Book Barbies♥
    -thank you&come again.

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  90. My fave YA contemp book...hmm... its between Perfect Chemistry and Slammed by Colleen Hoover :)

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! And for making it INT :)

    Taz xx

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  91. :) I love the pretty cover! it makes hints about the story LOVEly, youthful and innocent !*
    I love the interview too, like your creative questions and twisted answers:)

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  92. I hate to repeat all these people, but Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins is my favorite YA contemporary right now.

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  93. Cover is gorgeous and so romantic summary is marvellous i cant wait for it to read it.. Thank you so much for the giveway :)

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  94. My favourite YA contemporary novel is Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.

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  95. Great interview! :) I absolutely love the three wishes you chose, that's probably exactly what I'd choose! Also, I know exactly what you mean about bittersweet vs. happy endings. I absolutely love bittersweet endings now. Maybe I'm a masochist, but if an ending has me crying, I just absolutely love it haha.

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  96. I'm trying to think of my favorite YA Contemporary... and I'm just blank.. and then I realized that most of YA Contemporaries I've read that made a mark on me had really sad endings.. I don't know.. maybe because those sad endings do happen and they are a part of reality.

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  97. I have to say one of my favorite YA contemporaries is Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick. It was sooooo good :)

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  98. I'm dying to get my hands on this one. It looks like the perfect summer read.

    One of my favourite contemporary authors is Sarah Dessen. Her books have an overall arc that's predictable but I think that's why I like them - you know how things are going to end up - and she's a good writer. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  99. I really dont have a favorite YA contemp. I love a lot of them.
    This one looks like such a good read when school gets off!!!! Kve heard so many good things about it!
    Great interview/post!

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  100. Tough call on favorite YA contemporary, but if I had to pick it would be either Dash & Lily's Book of Dares or The List. Both are rather epic contemporaries and I zipped right on through them. :)

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  101. My favourite contemporary... It's too hard to pick just one. I'd probably go for The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson or The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. :)

    (www.laurenreadsya.tumblr.com)

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  102. this book looks awesome and I am so excited for some fun summer reads

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  103. Haha, lucky kids! ;) Mom gets a book deal and they get candy? Sweet, pun intended. I'm always a little paranoid about a set of controls on life that let you pause, rewind, etc. after watching that movie Click (scared me to death) but I love the idea of having an elevator that could take you wherever you wanted! Thanks so much for the giveaway! Fingers crossed - I can't wait to read this book!

    Sonia

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  104. Great interview! I loved the mind-reading answer for the super power. Wish I could have it, too. :D

    And maybe it's silly, but I always curious about any novel that has "next door" on its title. And I really love this cover.

    Thank you for making this interview and giveaway. Love it!

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  105. Contemporary YA is my absolute favorite, with Sarah Dessen being my favorite author. As for this book, I saw it as a WoW months ago, and have been salivating at the chance to read it ever since. I love the cover and it makes me want to dive right in.

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  106. My favorite contemporary would be BELLES and WINTER WHITE, those two my Jen Calonita. I LOVE THEM!

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  107. My favourite contemporary is Anna and the French kiss:) I just love this book:) And this book looks like really interesting and suitable for summer reading. And cover is very nice:)
    Thanks for the giveaway!:)

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  108. My favorite Contemporary is Wanderlove! I love everything about that book! It is just simply wonderful! And I cannot wait to read My Life Next Door! I have had it on my TBR list for awhile and it sounds so so good! Glad you liked it!

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  109. Wonderful review! I couldn't get into this one and while I appreciated the romance, I thought it moved too quickly like you. It's nice to see a balanced review like this one opposed to the usual hyped up reviews, so great job! :D

    Irene Jennings (Seattle DUI Lawyers)

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