Thursday, August 1, 2019

Book Review - Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton + Giveaway

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Andie is addicted to movies, especially romance movies. She is the type of person who has the perfect thing to say, only after the moment has passed. However, she is yet to experience her first kiss but, she wants it to be special. When her family moved to Punxsutawney, PA, for her senior year, she hopes that will meet her true love. Her plans are abandoned when she is caught in an endless loop of her first day at her new school. She keeps reliving the day over and over until she can find a way to break the loop. As she continues on her search for her true love, she spends time with the various cliques and learns that not everything is what it seems. Will Andie be able to find her true love?

Ever read the saying "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results"? I thought this novel was going to be repetitive to the point of tears and boredom. I was pleasantly surprised how fun it was to read especially when Andie kept trying different combinations to find her "perfect ending". I did cringe on a few things that she did because she knew that the day would be repeated. However, it was a fun and delightful read. I can't wait to read more from the author.

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Pretty In Punxsutawney
by Laurie Boyle Crompton
Publisher: Blink
Release date: January 22, 2019
Genre: Young Adult -- Contemporary, Romance

A mashup of Groundhog Day and Pretty in Pink, the book stars a senior who is forced to relive the first day at her new school in an endless loop. Andie is convinced she needs true love's kiss to break the curse, but instead discovers how a high school filled with cliques and misfits can find common ground despite everyone's differences.



Laurie Boyle Crompton is the YA author of the upcoming PRETTY IN PUNXSUTAWNEY (Blink/HarperCollins 2019) as well as ADRENALINE CRUSH (Macmillan/2014, Square Fish/2016), BLAZE (or Love in the Time of Supervillains), THE REAL PROM QUEENS OF WESTFIELD HIGH and LOVE AND VANDALISM (Sourcebooks/2013, 2014, 2017). Growing up in ‘Pennsyltucky’ in the 1980s, Laurie couldn't wait to escape rural life. After saving up her tips from waitressing at a local greasy spoon at 18 she packed up her acid wash jeans and moved to NY. Where everyone else had stopped wearing acid wash.

She graduated first in her class from St. John’s University with a BA in English and Journalism. Since then she’s written for national magazines like ALLURE, survived a teaching stint at an all-boy high school, and appeared on Good Day New York several times as a Toy Expert. And yes, ‘toy expert’ is an actual profession. Really.

She has lived in places like Orlando, Florida where she and her husband spent all of their spare time and money visiting theme parks before moving to the Cotswolds in England for six months, which was every bit as cool as that sounds. The Cromptons are now back in New York where their two children resent never going to Disney.

Laurie occasionally enjoys hanging out in fields of blooming flowers and also refering to herself in the third person.



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