Reading Clean Giveaway Hop - Signed Copy of Sean Griswold's Head

I am SOOOO excited about this giveaway. Thank you to Lindsey Leavitt, who has provided me with a signed copy of one of my favorite teen reads, Sean Griswold's Head. This is the beautiful, just-released paperback with the new cover.

I did a lot of reading during the first three months of this year. I wanted to be able to vote for the Whitney Awards and in order to do so, I had to have read all 35 nominees. There were a few books that stood out and Sean Griswold's Head was definitely one of those. This is a clever, interesting, heartfelt story that is every bit as entertaining as the title.

Payton Gritas likes everything just so-she even color-codes the pages of her school planner. But her perfectly organized life falls apart when she learns that her father has MS-and that her parents have been keeping it a secret. Payton refuses to speak to her parents about the illness and lands herself in the school guidance office where she's encouraged to choose a personal focus exercise to help her deal with her feelings. It's a completely ridiculous exercise, but Payton decides to try it. For her focus object, she chooses Sean Griswold's head. Sean and Payton have been linked since kindergarten (Gritas/Griswold-it's an alphabetical order thing) but she's never really known him. The more Payton focuses on his head, the more Payton becomes intrigued with Sean Griswold. Sean is training for a bike race, shares Payton's Seinfeld obsession, and seems to have a secret or two of his own. As their relationship develops, Payton realizes that it actually helps to focus on something else for awhile-especially something like Sean Griswold. But focusing on Sean won't fix her battered relationship with her father. For that, Payton has to focus on herself.

This is a great book for teens and their moms. My girls and I loved it. 

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54 comments:

Gayle said...

My favorite part of summer was no alarm clock! We also had a fabulous family vacation to Florida this year -- so wonderful to spend some time with just our little family.

Mindy said...

Hmm... this summer wasn't what I hoped, but I guess I'd say my favorite part was the bits of time I got to spend with my kids and husband... there wasn't enough of it. :)

Andrea said...

My favorite part of the summer was how it was so laid back. That's sort of coming back to bite me now, but it was great at the time. :)

Adriane said...

I just got back from the beach. A whole week with nothing to do but sit on the beach! :)

Hannah said...

Hmm. All the reading time I'd say! Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love a copy of this book. :D

Torrie said...

We went on an Alaskan cruise this summer, which was probably one of the most amazing things I've ever done. Plus I didn't have a full-time job for the first time in a long time, so I got to spend a ton of time at home, which I love.

ronnkelly3 said...

Spending time with my family..


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Julie Rupert said...

Spending time with my boys. julierupert@gmail.com

Kitty said...

My favorite part of the summer was a week long summer vacation with my family :)

Anonymous said...

Vacation rocked!

aLilLacey said...

Spending time outside with my little girl!

Christina K. said...

Being able to hang out with friends without needing to be back early:)

Thank you:)

Kathryn Cooper said...

I love swimming in the summer! This book looks super cute. Thanks for the giveaway!

Shannon said...

Driving to see family.

alicia marie said...

My favorite part of the summer was just hanging by the pool, doing nothing, with the kids I nannied : )

Jennifer Hoyt said...

My favorite part of the summer was the longer days. I still had to work, but since the sun was out later, the family stayed up later.

Amy W. said...

My favorite part was having more time to spend with my kids. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Aimee Brown said...

Our family trip to Disneyland! It was awesome. :)

Juana said...

I loved catching up on my TBR pile of books I was able to make a dent :)

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Taffy said...

I love having no schedule for a few months. And going to the pool with the kidlets.

Anonymous said...

contacts with my family as i am out of the country for a year. i love the clever title of this book. LMH

Jillyn said...

My favorite part of summer was sleeping in late. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Being able to read all day!!!!

Erika said...

Being with my family and reading a lot of great books!

Gwynneth White said...

I live in the southern hemisphere so we are just coming out of winter! But I do love the very longs summer days.

Robert Pyszk said...

enjoying the outdoors is my favorite part of summer.

Lindy said...

My favorite part of this summer was spending quality time with my husband and my little girl. We made the most of our time and took her to Disneyland, Knott's, Chuck E. cheese, the beach, and other fun places. Thank you for the giveaway!!!!

ZaraAlexis said...

My favourite part of summer is being able to wear open-toe sandals! And of course, spending quality time with my husband and two young ones outside especially at the lake! Thanks for the giveaway!

Rebecca Adams said...

My favorite part of the summer was going camping with my in-laws. It's always nice to get away from the city!

starryblue said...

My favorite part of summer was getting my license.

TammyAnn said...

My favorite part of summer is sleeping late, sitting by the ocean with my toes in the sand, and a strawberry island breeze slush from Sonic.

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Kathy Davis said...

My favorite part of the summer was when my grandaughter Nallie was born, our 1sr grandbaby!! What a blessing!!!

Erica said...

I always love going to the beach in the summer! Warm sand, getting in the water. :) We go to the beach at least once every summer

jodi lasher said...

my favorite part of summer was my sis in law coming up from virginia and staying with us for a couple of weeks. It was nice to catch up with her.

Silent Poet said...

My favorite part of the summer was working at an amusement park as a ride operator and getting to meet so many new and interesting people. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Misha said...

I went on my first cruise and it was fabulous! Wish I was still on it relaxing and catching up on reading books!

holdenj said...

I have been wanting to read this book! I love watching the fireflies in the backyard on warm, slightly humid, summer night.

amanda said...

My favorite part of summer was the laid back easiness of it and spending time with family! :)
Thanks for the chance to win.

ako4eggs said...

My fave part of the summer was the beach.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa ~ Bookworm Lisa said...

My favorite part was spending a week on a relaxed vacation with my family.

Liese2 said...

Spending all the extra time with my girls!
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Christine Jensen said...

THe long days where the kids have a ton of fun playing with the neighborhood kids! THey are such happy kids when they get to play and just be kids!

Mia J. said...

I enjoyed just spending time with my daughter and going to Disneyland.

Rachel said...

Beach and bonfires! The best part of summer :)

Linda Kish said...

Going to Disneyland

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Melissa said...

My favorite part of the summer was getting to celebrate my birthday!

Michelle said...

Taking my kids spelunking.

micheal dale grim said...

my favorite part is the warm weather!!!

Savannah said...

A fun trip to California with the family

Daniel M said...

the nice weather! go out and do something! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

ruthhill74 said...

Loved spending extra time with my daughter!

Tawnie said...

Love this blog. Love your books.

Kaci Verdun said...

Traveling with my Husband to Asia!