Giveaway time! Today, we’ve got not just a book, but also an awesome necklace (with stamped-penny charms) made by the author herself. Who can resist a book-centric accessory?
THE PRIZE: Let’s flip the book over and read its description, shall we?
A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.
As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It’s safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father’s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold.
By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy’s family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. A powerful novel you won’t soon forget, Bryn Greenwood’s All the Ugly and Wonderful Things challenges all we know and believe about love.
We have ten copies to give away, each with a necklace — they are really quite lovely. (I’ve put a photo of them after the jump.)
THE TASK: As ever, I will pick the winners at random. In order to keep it interesting — and because part of this week’s prize pack is a necklace — please comment and tell us what your favorite piece of jewelry is.
THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Friday. FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you. (Prizing courtesy of the publisher; open to everyone. Thank you!)
Here’s a look at the necklace. They’re really funky and cool: