Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door Blog Tour

I am so happy to be participating in this tour. I really enjoyed this book. I think it's a very important book for parents and kids to read. On this tour stop there is a 10 favorite things with the Karen, my review, and awesome giveaway. So let's get started and meet Karen.

Karen Finneyfrock is a poet, novelist and teaching artist in Seattle, WA. Her young adult novel, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door, is due from Viking Children’s Books on February 21, 2013.Her second book of poems, Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, was released on Write Bloody press in 2010.  She is a former Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House in Seattle and teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools program. In 2010, Karen traveled to Nepal as a Cultural Envoy through the US Department of State to perform and teach poetry and in 2011, she did a reading tour in Germany sponsored by the US Embassy.

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That’s the day the trouble started. 

The trouble that nearly ruined my life. 

The trouble that turned me Dark. 
The trouble that begs me for revenge.

Celia Door enters her freshman year of high school with giant boots, dark eyeliner, and a thirst for revenge against Sandy Firestone, the girl who did something unspeakable to Celia last year.

But then Celia meets Drake, the cool new kid from New York City who entrusts her with his deepest, darkest secret. When Celia’s quest for justice threatens her relationship with Drake, she’s forced to decide which is sweeter: revenge or friendship.

This debut novel from Karen Finneyfrock establishes her as a bright, bold, razor-sharp new voice for teens.

My Review:
This is not my normal type of book but I really enjoyed this book. I am so glad I got the chance to read it.

Celia is starting high school and has a plan to get revenge on the girl who bullied her in eighth grade. Celia has started calling herself Celia the Dark and makes sure none of the kids who bullied her can see how much it has affected her. But one day everything changes when she meets the new cool guy Drake from New York. They become best friends and he starts sharing all his deepest secrets with her while she keeps her deepest darkest secret from him. But all that changes when their friendship is at risk due to Celia’s desire to get revenge on her bully. Celia has to decide if her friendship with Drake is worth more to her then the revenge she has been planning for months.

I really loved this book. The author handles bullying very well and shows how much it can affect us in our everyday life.  Celia is a smart girl and I could relate to her love of reading and I could actually see myself being friends with her and Drake if I was in school with them. My heart just broke for Celia and kids like her who has been bullied and I really think this book shows us the damage it can cause.

Karen has taken on the issue of bullying in today’s schools and given us a heroine we all can relate and even say we have known or can call a friend.  I highly recommend this book to kids and parents. 5/5 Bloody Fangs 

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10 Favorite Things:
Favorite author (dead or alive)
Sherman Alexie

Favorite Chocolates
Dark Chocolate (80%) with Nuts

Favorite books that inspired you to write
Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block

Favorite songs to listen to while writing
I can’t listen to music while writing. It interferes with the voices.

Favorite destination to live?

Jack White
David Bowie
Indigo Girls
Neutral Milk Hotel

Favorite movies of all time
Harold & Maude
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Sound of Music
Sixteen Candles

Favorite TV program/series?
Buffy, the Vampire Slayer

Favorite movie moments
In Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic, seeing the Jaguar Shark.

Favorite Super Villain 
The Vampire King (Marceline’s Dad) in Adventure Time

Favorite gadgets
Wireless Speakers (Death to Wires!)

Favorite dream destinations
Flying over the desert

Thank you to Karen for letting me review your book and Thank you to Jean for letting me participate in the blog tour. Make sure you enter the giveaway.

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