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Thursday, February 10, 2011

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin

Description

He's come to do a job.
A job that involves a body.
A body wrapped in duct tape found hanging from the goal posts at the end of the football field.

You Killed Wesley Payne
is a truly original and darkly hilarious update of classic pulp-noir, in which hard-boiled seventeen year-old Dalton Rev transfers to the mean hallways of Salt River High to take on the toughest case of his life. The question isn't whether Dalton's going to get paid. He always gets paid. Or whether he's gonna get the girl. He always (sometimes) gets the girl. The real question is whether Dalton Rev can outwit crooked cops and killer cliques in time to solve the mystery of "The Body" before it solves him.

Sean Beaudoin (Going Nowhere Faster, Fade to Blue) evokes the distinctive voices of legendary crime/noir authors Dashiell Hammett and Jim Thompson with a little bit of Mean Girls and Heathers throwin in for good measure. It'll tease you, please you, and never ever leave you. Actually, that's not true. It's only a book. One that's going to suck you in, spit you out, and make you shake hands with the devil. Probably.

About the Author

Sean Beaudoin is the author of Going Nowhere Faster. and Fade to Blue. He lives in Seattle with his wife and daughter.

Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316077429
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316077422
SOURCE:  PUBLISHER

MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

I never recommend reading the last page first, but for this book, that is a must! The last few pages of the book condense all of the characters into an easy to follow form.  There are so many cliques and factions to follow that it makes the reading so much more pleasurable when you know exactly who is doing what to whom.

This is a crime caper that takes place in an alternative universe where bribes with school officials are common place and  crime is the name of the game in high school.  I think this will appeal to boys who are difficult to please.  It is told with such snark and sarcasm that I was in heaven.  The characters are something out of cartoon and this would probably make an excellent movie. 

WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK?

Contest is open to anyone with reliable mail service (Worldwide and PO Boxes OK!)
Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 2.25.10
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is sponsored by ME and one book is available.

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89 comments:

  1. Thank you for this giveaway! I would love to read this book.

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway

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  4. Sounds good! I like that it's set in an alternate universe. :0)

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  6. hey.....Sounds good! I like that it's set in an alternate universe.

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  7. thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. An exciting, snark-filled book? Sounds good to me! I'd love to win it! (Although I just can't imagine reading the last few pages first!!!)

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  9. I think by oldest son would like this. THanks for the giveaway.

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  10. I like a good crime caper as much as the next person! Count me in! It looks like a great read!

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway!!! Sounds really interesting book.

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  12. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  13. Great review! I also wanted to let you know I gave you the One Lovely Blog award.

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  18. This sounds like such a great book!

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  19. want it ! i want it !

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  29. YA books are my favorite and this one sounds awesome! Thank you
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  57. Okay, this is awesome. I've been wanting this book since I saw it in late December. I would love to win it!

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  89. ALLISON -- acole1027



    An email has been sent to the lucky people named above (first part of their email address in case my note ends up in spam). The winner(s) has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.



    Thanks to all who entered.



    PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOR THE EMAIL FROM BOOKHOUNDS @ HOTMAIL REQUESTING YOUR MAILING ADDRESS!

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