Monday, June 4, 2012

GIVEAWAY: The Downside of Being Charlie

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the book launch for The Downside of Being Charlie, a contemporary YA debut from Jenny Torres Sanchez

Here's the blurb from Goodreads:

Charlie is handed a crappy senior year. Despite losing thirty pounds over the summer, he still gets called “Chunks” Grisner. What’s worse, he has to share a locker with the biggest Lord of the Rings freak his school has ever seen. He also can’t figure out whether Charlotte VanderKleaton, the beautiful strawberry lip-glossed new girl, likes him the way he likes her. Oh, and then there’s his mom. She’s disappeared—again—and his dad won’t talk about it.

Somewhere between the madness, Charlie can at least find comfort in his one and only talent that just might get him out of this life-sucking place. But will he be able to hold his head above water in the meantime?

Though the  signing was local, it was still about 45 minutes to an hour to get there, and we missed her speech. *sadface*  But I was so happy to see that Jenny had QUITE the line going for the signing.

I went with Jessica Souders and Christina Farley (from whom I stole borrowed all of these images--Christy is the BEST at getting lots of great pictures).  Here we all are with  Jenny!

And guess what? 

Okay, so it's really not a surprise since I titled the blogpost "GIVEAWAY", but I bought a copy for you, too!  And even nabbed you some swag!

Just comment with your email address to enter, and you can get an extra entry for anywhere you spread the word (twitter, blog, facebook, tumblr, etc.).  Just leave a link.

Contest closes Friday, June 8 at 6pm EST.


  1. Oh boy! This sounds like an awesome book and how fun that you have cool people to hang out with so close by. I'd love the opportunity to be entered in a drawing.

    jro (at)

    And I'll tweet it.

  2. Great to see the book launch went so well. Congrats!

  3. Sounds like you had so much fun!


  4. This one's already on my TBR list.


  5. Sounds like an awesome book! Can't wait to find out more about Charlie:)

    Thanks so much:)

    GFC Christina Kit.

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  6. I tweeted

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  7. I also posted on facebook

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  8. I've heard so much about this book and it's on my list, so if I win, that will be an added bonus. Thanks so much for the offer.


    Off to tweet etc.

  9. YAY! It was so fun. We always have fun together. And more great times ahead!

  10. I've had my eye on this book for a while. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.


    My entries:

  11. Very cool! SO glad it was worth the drive.