This is only the second ARC of Like Mandarin to be given away, and it's in high demand!
It's hard finding beauty in the badlands of Washokey, Wyoming, but 14-year-old Grace Carpenter knows it's not her mother's pageant obsessions, or the cowboy dances adored by her small-town classmates. True beauty is wild-girl Mandarin Ramey: 17, shameless and utterly carefree. Grace would give anything to be like Mandarin.I don't fangirl over books too often, but Like Mandarin is one that deserves it. Kirsten's prose is gorgeous, and the setting is so vibrant, it's like a supporting character. Printz Award winner Melina Marchetta called Kirsten's book a "beautifully crafted, bittersweet story about an unlikely friendship that sets two very different people free." Author Michelle Hodkin said, more succinctly: "She is f*cking talented."
When they're united for a project, they form an unlikely, explosive friendship, packed with nights spent skinny-dipping in the canal, liberating the town's animal-head trophies, and searching for someplace magic. Grace plays along when Mandarin suggests they run away together. Blame it on the crazy-making wildwinds plaguing their badlands town.
Because all too soon, Grace discovers Mandarin's unique beauty hides a girl who's troubled, broken, and even dangerous. And no matter how hard Grace fights to keep the magic, no friendship can withstand betrayal.
In other words: You want this book. And all you have to do is fill out this form.
(Extra points for tweets and posts, AND an extra entry if you play along with tomorrow's Road Trip Wednesday!)
We'll pick a winner (US/Canada only this time) on Monday, November 22nd. Thanks for entering, and good luck!