October 21, 2014

[Blog Tour] Get happy by Mary Amato @EgmontUSA @maryamato #BlogTour #Giveaway

Hi! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Get Happy by Mary Amato! Today I have a review and giveaway for you. Plus make sure you check out the other blogs hosting the tour as well for other fun stuff!

Get Happy
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Release date: October 28, 2014

In this poignant, realistic, contemporary YA by a state master list star, perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Gayle Forman, a young songwriter builds a substitute family with her friends in place of the broken family she grew up with.

A hip high school girl who loves music, writes songs, and is desperate for a ukelele, learns to her shock that her father did not abandon her years ago and has been trying to keep in touch. She begins to investigate him, only to discover that he has a new life with a new family, including the perfect stepdaughter, a girl who Minerva despises.

So this one was a bit different pace for me. I don't normally read contemporary books, but I thought that I would give this one a try. I was quite pleased with this one, although I would like to have known more about everything at the end. You are just kind of left hanging on, wondering what happened between her and her family.

This reads like a coming to terms with your family type situation. Minerva is the main character of this book, who loves small things and is upset because she didn't get a ukulele for her birthday. She had also been told her whole life that her dad walked out on them, and that he is pretty much the bad guy and wants nothing to do with her. She soon finds out that that is not true and is led down a path of self destruction while finding out the truth.

I do recommend this book to people ages 13 and older. Even if you don't like contemporary books, I suggest giving this one a try.

Mary Amato is an award-winning children's book author, songwriter, musician, puppeteer, and poet. She writes for children of all ages, and is beginning to focus on YA. Her first YA novel was Guitar Notes. Mary lives with her family outside Washington, DC, where she also performs regularly, singing and playing her own songs. Mary is a popular speaker and runs numerous workshops for teachers and students, including many on all aspects of creative writing, even songwriting. The author lives in Silver Spring, MD. You can visit her online at www.thrumsociety.com/

Giveaway for US/CAN residents only.

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Make sure you stop by Brandi Breathes Books tomorrow (10/22) for a guest post and another chance to win a copy!

Disclaimer: *I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.


Linda Romer said...

Get happy sounds like a good read, with a serious subject. I would like to read this book. Thank you

Christina R. said...

LOVELY review!!

I really like how she's a regular teen and how music is a big part of her life and how she depends on friends.

She's an awesome author :)

thank you so very much :)

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