Wednesday, October 22, 2014

EgmontUSA Book Blast & Giveaway: Get Happy (Mary Amato)

Hardcover, 256 pages
Expected publication: October 28th 2014 by EgmontUSA

In this poignant, realistic, contemporary YA by a state master list star, perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Gayle Forman, a young songwriter builds a substitute family with her friends in place of the broken family she grew up with.
A hip high school girl who loves music, writes songs, and is desperate for a ukelele, learns to her shock that her father did not abandon her years ago and has been trying to keep in touch. She begins to investigate him, only to discover that he has a new life with a new family, including the perfect stepdaughter, a girl who Minerva despises.

Mary Amato is an award-winning children's book author, songwriter, musician, puppeteer, and poet. She writes for children of all ages, and is beginning to focus on YA. Her first YA novel was Guitar Notes. Mary lives with her family outside Washington, DC, where she also performs regularly, singing and playing her own songs. Mary is a popular speaker and runs numerous workshops for teachers and students, including many on all aspects of creative writing, even songwriting. The author lives in Silver Spring, MD.

US/Canada Only


  1. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    LOVE how she loves music and is into her friends :)

    She's an awesome author!!

  2. My daughter would go nuts for this!

  3. I don't really have any books I'm looking forward to. I devour anything I can get my hands on through my library's digital download borrowing, so if something isn't there, I just try out a new book :) I don't do so well memory-wise, and it's pretty much impossible for me to remember release dates, so instead I get to be surprised. It's like Christmas all year! :) This book, however, I'd like to get my hands on NOW :-P I was lucky to not grow up in a situation like Minerva's, but my dad had something like it. I never met his father, and dad only got back in touch a few months before the guy passed away. I'm thinking Minerva doesn't want pity from others, but it's the kind of character I easily start to root for. Everyone deserves a happily ever after :)

  4. I'm lookin forward for Eternal by C.C. Hunter and Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout :-)