Monday, August 15, 2011

Book giveaway: "Paper Covers Rock" by Charlotte's Jenny Hubbard

The reviews for Jenny Hubbard's debut young-adult novel, "Paper Covers Rock," have been stellar. Now, the Association of Booksellers for Children has chosen the novel as one of 10 books on its New Voices YA List.

"Paper Covers Rock" is set at a boy's boarding school. Sixteen-year-old Alex has just begun his junior year when tragedy strikes: He fails to save a friend from drowning in a river on campus.

Hubbard, who lives in Charlotte, taught English before she quit to write full time, and she's hearing from lots of adults who are enjoying her book. This first effort is drawing comparisons to John Knowles' "A Separate Peace." Pat Conroy calls it "one of the best young adult books I've read in years."

Hubbard, by the way, will be signing copies 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Park Road Books, 3139 Park Road.

Want to win a copy? Leave a comment here with some way to identify you, not just "anonymous." I'll post the winner's name on Wednesday.


Regina said...

Would like to win a copy of this book and share it with my "young adult" granddaughter who loves to read too.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book! Would love to win it and read it with the gals in my book club!

traveler said...

This book would be ideal for my two nieces. Many thanks for this young adult book.

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