Release Day/Excerpt/Giveaway: THE WAY IT HURTS by Patty Blount (YA Contemporary)
I’m so excited to share this wonderful book with you guys! I met Patty Blount at RT in Atlanta in May 2017, and she instantly became one of my favorite authors. If you like YA contemporary with all the angsty, romantic, and awkward feels, read on! And don’t miss my giveaway of Patty’s SOME BOYS at the bottom of this post. Go get your free entry 🙂
“The author explores the rapidly consuming world of social media and how it affects relationships online and in real life. VERDICT: A relevant read and must-have for all YA collections” – School Library Journal Review
There may be two sides to every story, but sometimes there’s only one way to set things right…
Music is Elijah’s life. His band plays loud and hard, and he’ll do anything to get them a big break. He needs that success to help take care of his sister, who has special needs. So he’d rather be practicing when his friends drag him to a musical in the next town…until the lead starts to sing.
Kristen dreams of a career on stage like her grandmother’s. She knows she needs an edge to get into a competitive theater program―and being the star in her high school musical isn’t going to cut it. The applause and the attention only encourage her to work harder.
Elijah can’t take his eyes off of Kristen’s performance, and snaps a photo of her in costume that he posts online with a comment that everybody misunderstands. It goes viral. It goes viral. Suddenly, Elijah and Kristen are in a new spotlight as the online backlash spins out of control. And the consequences are bigger than they both could have ever imagined because these threats don’t stay online…they follow them into real life.
About the Author
Patty Blount grew up quiet and invisible in Queens, NY, but found her voice writing smart and strong characters willing to fight for what’s right. Today, she’s the award-winning author of edgy, emotional contemporary romance. Powered by way too much chocolate, Patty supports women’s rights by giving a voice to characters facing realistic situations like rape (SOME BOYS, 2014), bullying (SEND, 2012), and grief (NOTHING LEFT TO BURN, 2015). She enjoys hearing from her readers so visit her website or follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
SOME BOYS by Patty Bount (choice of eBook or Paperback)
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