Today's Friday Five is:
Five things I LOVED about Out with the In Crowd by Stephanie Morrill.
1. That it was so compelling I read it straight through, staying up until 2:30 in the morning to finish it.
2. That real life problems with difficult consequences are addressed.
3. The way reading it was effortless. Stephanie is seriously talented. I learned a lot, and found some great little nuggets that I want to practice myself.
4. The Kansas City touches. The Plaza, Johnson County Community College references. I loved living in Kansas City.
5. The ending. Skylar Hoyt grew so much during this story, and yet, I can't wait to see what happens in book three.
OUT WITH THE IN CROWD:
She knew changing her life wouldn't be easy--but she never expected it to be this hard. Skylar Hoyt may have vowed to change her partying ways, but it's not so easy to change her friends. Even though the old Skylar is gone, she's still not sure who this new Skylar really is. Add to that two parents battling for her loyalty, a younger sister struggling with a crisis pregnancy, and a new boyfriend wishing for more of her time, and Skylar feels like she can't win. After all, how do you choose favorites among the people you love most? Stephanie Morrill is a twentysomething living in Kansas with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband and their daughter. She is the author of Me, Just Different and loves writing for teens because her high school years greatly impacted her adult life. That, and it's an excuse to keep playing her music really, really loud.
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Stephanie has generously offered a giveaway copy of Out With The In Crowd. Leave a comment to be entered to win.
If you don't win the drawing, go get Out With The In Crowd and you won't be disappointed.
Question for you: Were you one of the 'cool kids' in school?
And happy 149th birthday to the state of Kansas. Ad Astra per Aspera.