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Cover Reveal: FAMILY GAME NIGHT AND OTHER CATASTROPHES by Mary E. Lambert


In the game of Life, sometimes it feels like YA Highway has a Monopoly on awesome cover reveals. And with this one, we couldn't resist the game puns -- Sorry! Mary E. Lambert's debut YA novel,  FAMILY GAME NIGHT AND OTHER CATASTROPHES, will be published by Scholastic in 2017.

About FAMILY GAME NIGHT AND OTHER CATASTROPHES:
Annabelle Balog’s life is a mess. Literally. Her mom refuses to throw anything away, and Annabelle’s room is the only clean space in the house. But after a tower of newspapers collapses on her sister, Annabelle realizes that something has to change. Can Annabelle help her family—or is catastrophe inevitable?

And here's the cover of FAMILY GAME NIGHT AND OTHER CATASTROPHES! 
 

Mary's thoughts on the cover:
I love the detail on this cover. It stays so true to the descriptions in the book: everything from the gravel driveway to the scratches on the truck. The more you study the cover, the more you learn about the story. The Colorado license plate and the Life game are my two favorite clues. I also really love the way the cover captures the novel’s lighthearted voice while still hinting at some of the book’s more serious subject matter. As a funny side note: when I first showed the cover to my sister, she pointed out that I was—unintentionally—wearing almost the exact same outfit as Annabelle!

About Mary:

Mary E. Lambert has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. FAMILY GAME NIGHT AND OTHER CATASTROPHES is her debut novel. Mary lives in Tempe, Arizona where she teaches middle school English. When she’s not grading papers or writing novels, she enjoys travel and reading good books.
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Kirsten is the author of Like Mandarin, Wanderlove, and the middle grade novel Watch the Sky.

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Item Reviewed: Cover Reveal: FAMILY GAME NIGHT AND OTHER CATASTROPHES by Mary E. Lambert Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Kirsten Hubbard