BOOK GIVEAWAY: Life, Death and Detention


by - September 18th, 2012


Want a free book? Yes? Excellent — ‘cause I’m giving away two copies of my newly released YA short story collection, Life, Death and Detention.

To win a copy simply go down to the comments section at the end of this post and tell me why I should give you one. The two responses I like best will get a book. 🙂

You’ve got a week from today. Entries close on Tuesday 25 September 2012 at 5pm Australian Eastern Time. So hurry up!

So I suppose I should tell you a little about the book. It’s a new edition of my very first book, originally published way back in 1999. I’ve already blogged about it a couple of times — see: “The long and winding road to a new edition” and “Life, Death and Detention”. Here’s the back cover blurb…

Life, Death and Detention is a collection of compelling stories about life in high school. Being a teenager can be fraught with difficulties. Not only do you have to deal with dysfunctional families at home, but with the weirdos at school as well.

Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes disturbing—that’s what life is like for the modern teenager.

If you’d like to read someone else opinion, here are a couple of links to reviews…

This is an impressive collection of stories, highly recommended…
Anastasia Gonis, Buzz Words Books, read full review

Dramatic, emphatic and explosive – the only words available to describe this collection of short stories.  George Ivanoff not only has the insight to get into the heads of teenagers and know their every move and thought, but his writing style is short, clear and penetrating.
Bev’s Book Blog, read full review

And finally, here are a couple of vids. The first is Alison Goodman (author of Eon and Eona) launching Life, Death and Detention, and the second is my speech from the launch…

Now, start commenting for your chance to WIN! Of course, if you’re too impatient to enter the giveaway, you could always order your copy RIGHT NOW through Boomerang Books. 😉

Catch ya later,  George

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8 Responses to “BOOK GIVEAWAY: Life, Death and Detention”

  1. Dimity Powell Says:

    G’day George, My reasons: because I love books, I love good stories; short stories compliment my time better than lengthy sagas these days. And, because I did not especially love high school, I am continually facinated how others, mere kids on the cusp of something much more, cope with this chapter of their lives. Cheers, Dimity

  2. George Ivanoff Says:

    Thanks for the comment, Dimity. So far, you’re in the lead… of course, that might have something to do with the fact that yours is the only entry thus far. 😉

  3. Deb Says:

    My copy would go straight into my Secondary College Library – to be shared by 1200 teenage readers! 🙂

  4. Martha Diane Says:

    Good luck George picking a winner the first three entry’s are such good reasons ,My effort is kind of pathetic just like my time spent in High School, “Ummm it sounds like a book I’d like to read”

  5. Ramisa Says:

    George,
    Something draws me in about teenagers. Being one myself, I feel as if we’re the most misunderstood stage of human development. Treated like children and yet, expected to act like adults. It’s when we’re old enough to know the difference between right and wrong, but young enough to allow temptation to dominate.
    From a simple description of your book, I know instantly I’ll be captivated. There’s nothing quite like seeing how somebody else perceives teenagers, and some of these many short-stories will strike similar to incidents I’ve faced/will face.
    As somebody with a future ahead of me, there’s no greater comfort than knowing somebody, regardless of their fictional properties, is going through the same things-whether it be uplifting, depressing, or plain worrisome.
    – Ramisa
    P.S: As a shameless repeat of Deb’s comment, I never keep physical properties of books; I always hand them over to my school library.

  6. Mikaela Cowan Says:

    Hi George, I’d really enjoy reading your book because as a high school student myself I”d love to know what it was like back in 1999! 🙂

  7. George Ivanoff Says:

    Okay, folks… giveaway has finished. I’ll choose and list the winners very soon.

  8. George Ivanoff Says:

    Winners have been announced. Check out the post: http://blog.boomerangbooks.com.au/winners-life-death-and-detention/2012/09