Monday, August 19, 2013

YA BOOK CLUB: University Book Store- Wise Young Fool (August 24th) + Giveaway

Book Club. What do you think when you hear that term?  A bunch of old ladies sitting around knitting and talking about everything but books?  Well, Saturday August 24th is the YA Book Club for Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin at University Book Store in Seattle and there will not be old ladies sitting around and knitting (although if you want to knit, you sure are welcome to, and old ladies are welcome to attend, I know I'll be there!) but this is chatting about Wise Young Fool with each other and the author himself! Sean is participating in the discussion, how fun is that?!   We'd like to invite you all to attend for the discussion, and then the signing after.

Not able to attend? That's okay, you can use this  link to purchase signed, personalized stock! They also offer free shipping on web orders over $20! Wise Young Fool will also remain discounted at 20% for the month of August.

If you're in the Seattle area we hope you can attend, and you can call the store and speak to the events staff or children's booksellers if you have any questions. There will be snacks {like pizza and soda!}and there is also free parking!

The official event listing is here:

University Book Store's mantra is "Shop Independent. Be Independent." As Washington's oldest and largest independent bookstore, we are dedicated to keeping the store a space for readers and writers to congregate! We work hard to create unique programming and events for our community of readers.

Event: YA Book Club for Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin with the author himself present, on August 24th at 1 PM at University Book Store.  

Because I am attending the event, and interviewing the author after, I would like to have some questions submitted for me to ask Sean.  I'm tired of the same ol' thing, I want to know what you want to know!  And in exchange for your questions I will give away one copy of one of his books, signed, to one of YOU!

Winners choice of Wise Young Fool, The Infects or You Killed Wesley Payne
This is open worldwide, however, if it's an international winner I will order the book they choose from The Book Depository instead (thus it will not be signed).
This ends on August 22nd, 2013
You must be 13 or older to enter.
Winner will be selected via
To enter, just submit a question to ask Sean in the form below!

Form removed on Aug 31 since contest is no longer valid.

Teen rocker Ritchie Sudden is pretty sure his life has just jumped the shark. Except he hates being called a teen, his band doesn't play rock, and "jumping the shark" is yet another dumb cliché. Part of Ritchie wants to drop everything and walk away. Especially the part that's serving ninety days in a juvenile detention center.

Telling the story of the year leading up to his arrest, Ritchie grabs readers by the throat before (politely) inviting them along for the (max-speed) ride. A battle of the bands looms. Dad split about five minutes before Mom's girlfriend moved in. There's the matter of trying to score with the dangerously hot Ravenna Woods while avoiding the dangerously huge Spence Proffer--not to mention just trying to forget what his sister, Beth, said the week before she died.

This latest offering from acclaimed author Sean Beaudoin is alternately raw, razor-sharp, and genuinely hilarious.

 A feast for the brain, this gory and genuinely hilarious take on zombie culture simultaneously skewers, pays tribute to, and elevates the horror genre.

Seventeen-year-old Nero is stuck in the wilderness with a bunch of other juvenile delinquents on an “Inward Trek.” As if that weren’t bad enough, his counselors have turned into flesh-eating maniacs overnight and are now chowing down on his fellow miscreants. As in any classic monster flick worth its salted popcorn, plentiful carnage sends survivors rabbiting into the woods while the mindless horde of “infects” shambles, moans, and drools behind. Of course, these kids have seen zombie movies. They generate “Zombie Rules” almost as quickly as cheeky remarks, but attitude alone can’t keep the biters back.

Serving up a cast of irreverent, slightly twisted characters, an unexpected villain, and an ending you won’t see coming, here is a savvy tale that that’s a delight to read—whether you’re a rabid zombie fan or freshly bitten—and an incisive commentary on the evil that lurks within each of us.

 He's come to do a job.
A job that involves a body.
A body wrapped in duct tape found hanging from the goal posts at the end of the football field.

You Killed Wesley Payne
is a truly original and darkly hilarious update of classic pulp-noir, in which hard-boiled seventeen year-old Dalton Rev transfers to the mean hallways of Salt River High to take on the toughest case of his life. The question isn't whether Dalton's going to get paid. He always gets paid. Or whether he's gonna get the girl. He always (sometimes) gets the girl. The real question is whether Dalton Rev can outwit crooked cops and killer cliques in time to solve the mystery of "The Body" before it solves him.

Sean Beaudoin (Going Nowhere Faster, Fade to Blue) evokes the distinctive voices of legendary crime/noir authors Dashiell Hammett and Jim Thompson with a little bit of Mean Girls and Heathers thrown in for good measure. It'll tease you, please you, and never ever leave you. Actually, that's not true. It's only a book. One that's going to suck you in, spit you out, and make you shake hands with the devil. Probably.

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