Wednesday, November 30, 2011

This Is Teen Guys Reads Giveaway

Looking for some great guys reads to gift this holiday season? Scholastic's This Is Teen has you covered with three exciting books perfect for guys (or girls) looking for something to read!

About the Book: The Eleventh Plague hits disturbingly close to home…An excellent, taut debut novel.” – Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games In the aftermath of a war, America’s landscape has been ravaged and two thirds of the population left dead from a vicious strain of influenza. Fifteen-year-old Stephen Quinn and his family were among the few that survived and became salvagers, roaming the country in search of material to trade for food and other items essential for survival. But when Stephen’s grandfather dies and his father falls into a coma after an accident, Stephen finds his way to Settler’s Landing, a community that seems too good to be true, where there are real houses, barbecues, a school, and even baseball games. Then Stephen meets strong, defiant, mischievous Jenny, who refuses to accept things as they are. And when they play a prank on the town bully’s family that goes horribly wrong, chaos erupts, and they find themselves in the midst of a battle that will change Settler’s Landing forever.

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Know someone who likes survival stories? The Eleventh Plague would be great. In some ways it reminded me of The Walking Dead (minus zombies) with the post- apocalyptic world and struggling to maintain a semblance of what life used to be and what we want it to be.

About the Book: Before the attack, Tom Harvey was just an average teen. But a head-on collision with high technology has turned him into an actualized App. Fragments of a shattered iPhone are embedded in his brain. And they’re having an extraordinary effect on his every thought. Because now Tom knows, sees, and can do more than any normal boy ever could. But with his new powers comes a choice: Seek revenge on the vicious gangs who rule the South London housing project where he lives, and who violated his friend Lucy? Or keep quiet and move on? Not even the search engine in his head can predict the shocking outcome of iBoy’s actions. A wifi, thriller by YA master Kevin Brooks.
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Know a techie? iBoy is a thriller with lots of technical aspects as well as a science fiction feel to it.

About the Book: Before The Book Thief, Markus Zusak wrote a trilogy of novels about the Wolfe brothers: The Underdogs, Fighting Ruben Wolfe, and Getting the Girl. Cameron and Ruben Wolfe are champions at getting into fights, coming up with half-baked schemes, and generally disappointing girls, their parents, and their much more motivated older siblings. They’re intensely loyal to each other, brothers at their best and at their very worst. But when Cameron falls head over heels for Ruben’s girlfriend, the strength of their bond is tested to its breaking point.
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Underdogs is my personal favorite! The Wolfe brothers are memorable and I immediately liked them. Each book reads like a teenage boys ramblings and is sure to appeal to guy readers.

Want to win copies of each book? One lucky winner will recieve a copy of The Eleventh Plague, iBoy, and Underdogs! Leave a comment below to enter!

 -Open to US Shipping Address Only
-Must be 13+ to enter
-One entry per person
-Contest ends December 7, midnight CT

Good Luck!!

 

33 comments:

  1. Would love to win these for my library! Thanks for the opportunity (and your great blog)!

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  2. My middle school kids would love these! Thanks!
    agalliton@wfisd.net

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  3. Wow! Would love to read these.

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  4. I really want to read iBOY, but it would be great to read the others too.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    shadowhunters_jace_clary@hotmail.com

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  5. I keep seeing this giveaway all over and it makes me want them every time. See me enter :)
    librariansbook(at)gmail

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  6. These books look wonderful! If I don't win them I'll buy them - Going on my wishlist right now!

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  7. I've had iBoy on my radar for awhile now and would love to read the others as well. Thanks!

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  8. I would love to win these for my library! Thank you for the opportunity :)

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  9. I have all three for my library. These would make perfect prizes for my teen readers, especially my 1 brave teen guy who faithfully attends my book club.

    m.alabaugh@rrpl.org

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  10. These all sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway!

    erinberry12 at charter dot net

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  11. Count me in for your giveaway! margaret[dot]rainwater[at]gmail[dot]com

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  12. I didn't realize Markus had written other books. I'm so excited to read it now!

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  13. My boy book club would love these. The Eleventh Plague is great. Thanks for your wonderful reviews and recommendations. You keep me in the know:)

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  14. This would be awesome to win! I could give them to my nephew he is so hard to shop for!

    mosquints(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! I have a brother that would kill for these.

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  16. Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to read these books.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

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  17. I have so many students that want to read The Eleventh Plague!!!

    themgowl at gmail dot com

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  18. I'd pass the copy of Underdogs onto my library (I just bought a copy) and the rest would go to my brother! :)

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  19. All of these are on my reading list! Thanks for the giveaway!

    ladystingray1512ATgmailDOTcom

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  20. Sound like GREAT book choices for my nephews!! Love reading your blog and you always have great tween recommendations!

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  21. I am looking for more "boy books" for my library! These look fabulous!

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  22. All three sound great! Thanks for the giveaway. amorrow@ellsworth.lib.me.us

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  23. These all sound great, especially Underdogs! Thanks for the info and chance to win.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I'd love these for my son! Thanks for the giveaway... I love your blog :o)

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  25. These are great for booktalking to middle school students - especially the boys. I'd love to win some copies! Either way, great post and now I have some booktalking ideas.

    bortiz@newingtonct.gov

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  26. I've really been wanting to read The Eleventh Plague. Thanks for the amazing chance.

    candicerjames [at] gmail [dot] com

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  27. These all sound like great books! Thank you for the giveaway!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  28. awesome giveaway :D please count me in <3

    Thanks so much!

    Diana
    lovelygetaway@gmail.com

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  29. My brothers are becoming interested in books, and I'm sure these would grab their attention! Thanks!

    missy1549 @ gmail.com

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  30. I'd love these for my library! After keeping up with my series I never have enough money left over to try something new.

    ya.island@gmail.com

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  31. Thanks for another great giveaway and for your passionate reviews. Email is jay dot wise at gmail dot com.

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  32. I would love to win copies of these books! I've been wanting to read The Eleventh Plague for a long time!


    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

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  33. What a great reading list - teens and young adults would love it.
    The real question that needs to be answered is: are the books we give our teens and young adults stimulating enough to encourage boys to read and can they relate to them?
    I found in Australia there were insufficient adventure books for the post-modern teenage boy that not only challenged them to read more but also inspired them to further themselves in creative adventure.
    To fill the void I wrote a trilogy with an unlikely teenager who became the hero he never wanted to be but what a nation needed. The novels, Only The Brave Dare, Canyon and A Rite Of Passage see Scott Morrow have to battle with Russian drug Mafia; a life and death situation during a canyoning incident and warring motorcycle gangs. From all this a hero emerged.
    The books are based on real life where today's teenager would feel right at home participating in the events the books are based on. They also fire up boys drives to do more outdoors and learn new skills to have a lot more fun.
    I took the teenage book challenge to a new height when I wrote Finding Thomas, which is about a near death experience. Here a teenage boy 'dies' on the operating table but is revived. He can now see and talk with spirits and teams up with the dead son of his father's boss to stop both men being murdered by a rogue cop.
    Finding Thomas pushes the boundaries in relation to life after death and again, what would the teenage reader do in the circumstances presented.
    Please keep up the good work with your lists of top books for teenagers to read as parents need a good guide for their children too.

    Christopher
    www.christopherholcroft.net

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