Giveaway: The Namesake by Steven Parlato

Sometimes I read a book I don't have that much to say about...good or bad. The Namesake was one of those books. A lot of people enjoyed it, and I wanted to like it too. However, while I did enjoy some parts of it, for the majority of it, I wasn't the biggest of fans. This all now benefits you, though, because I'm giving away my copy of it! :)

Here's all the info you need to know:

Gifted artist? Standout student?

All his teachers are sure certain that Evan Galloway can be the graduate who brings glory to small, ordinary St. Sebastian's School.

As for Evan, however, he can't be bothered anymore.

Since the shock of his young father's suicide last spring, Evan no longer cares about the future. In fact, he believes that he spent the first fifteen years of his life living a lie. Despite his mother's encouragement and the steadfast companionship of his best friend, Alexis, Evan is mired in rage and bitterness. Good memories seem ludicrous when the present holds no hope.

Then Evan's grandmother hands him the key--literally, a key--to a locked trunk that his father hid when he was the same age as Evan is now. Digging into the trunk and the small-town secrets it uncovers, Evan can begin to face who his father really was, and why even the love of his son could not save him.

In a voice that resonates with the authenticity of grief, Steven Parlato tells a different kind of coming-of-age story, about a boy thrust into adulthood too soon, through the corridor of shame, disbelief, and finally...compassion.
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Author Links: Website 

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Official Giveaway Rules:

~ Must be 13 years or older (be aware that this book does contain some sensitive topics)
~ Must have a US address
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  1. After reading how you felt about the book I am very curious to see what my reaction is. Thank you for passing it along.

  2. Sounds interesting. I would love to find out what is in the trunk, and what the secrets are. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  3. This book sounds like it will be totally sad, but the concept of a secret trunk sounds intriguing!

  4. Thanks for the giveaway, this book sounds interesting.

  5. I would love to read this book. It sounds very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.


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