So excited to be giving away Brandy Colbert’s newest book, Little & Lion, which comes out TODAY! (If you haven’t read her first book, Pointe, I recommend it as well; it’s excellent.) Let’s turn the book over and read the back, shall we?
When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn’t sure if she’ll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support. But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new…the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel’s disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself–or worse.
I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy, and I thought it was really great, but the book has also gotten stellar reviews, so you don’t just have to listen to ME:
“This superbly written novel teems with meaningful depth, which is perfectly balanced by romance and the languorous freedom of summer.”―Booklist, starred review
“A moving, diverse exploration of the challenges of growing up and the complicated nature of loyalty.”―School Library Journal, starred review
“Colbert sensitively confronts misconceptions about mental illness, bisexuality, and intersectional identity….A vibrantly depicted Los Angeles.”―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
We have one copy to give away, so cross your fingers.
THE TASK: I’m going to (as always) pick the winners at random. To keep it entertaining, please comment and tell us your favorite brother/sister sibling pair in pop culture — it can be anything; movies, TV, books, whatever.
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 residents of the United States only. Thank you!)