WINNERS: Life, Death and Detention
by George Ivanoff - September 28th, 2012
Last week I ran a giveaway for my latest book, Life, Death and Detention. There are only two copies to give away, but some great answers… making it rather difficult to decide on the winners. But, of course, I have to force myself to pick some. So here goes…
Entrants simply had to tell me why I should give them a copy. Simple enough.
First up we have Deb, who wrote:
My copy would go straight into my Secondary College Library – to be shared by 1200 teenage readers!
Wow! So many students. How could I say no?
And then we have Ramisa:
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.
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.
Ramisa, I like your description of teenagers. And I like the fact that you’ll pass on the book when you’re finished with it. And I like your honesty about the “shameless repeat”.
So those are the two winning entries. But I do also have to give honourable mention to one other. No book! Just a mention. Author Michelle Heeter wrote a cheeky entry that referenced the guest post she wrote for my blog a couple of weeks ago. Way to go Michelle.
Hi George, I should get a copy of your book because of that hilarious blog post I wrote about How to Annoy a Writer.
Catch ya later, George
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