Thursday, July 19, 2012

REUNITED-Book Review and Giveaway

REUNITED
Hilary Weisman Graham
June 2012
336 pages
ARC
Simon & Schuster Books
Summery Taken From Goodreads:
 1 Concert

2000 Miles
3 Ex-Best Friends
Alice, Summer, and Tiernan are ex-best friends.
Back in middle school, the three girls were inseparable. They were also the number one fans of the rock band Level3. But when the band broke up, so did their friendship. Summer ran with the popular crowd, Tiernan was a rebellious wild-child, and Alice spent high school with her nose buried in books.
Now, just as the girls are about to graduate, Level3 announces a one-time-only reunion show.
Even though the concert’s 2000 miles away, Alice buys three tickets on impulse. And as it turns out, Summer and Tiernan have their own reasons for wanting to get out of town. Good thing Alice’s graduation gift (a pea-green 1976 VW camper van known as the Pea Pod) is just the vehicle to get them there. But on the long drive cross-country, the girls hit more than a few bumps in the road. Will their friendship get an encore or is the show really over?
My Thoughts:
I'm calling this one "The Perfect Summer Read"
This debut novel by Hilary Weiman Graham is funny as well as touching.
First let me tell you that I LOVE the cover of Reunited. It's eye catching yellow screams to be picked up. The girls holding the map yells adventure.
And it is! It's a road trip you will love being a part of.
Do you remember the friends you had in middle school? The all night giggle sessions? Making up award winning dances to your favorite boy bands in your living room? The promises made that you would be best friends forever? Alice, Summer and Tieran were inseperable-The BFF's.
Then high school happened-one drama filled night changes everything and the girls go in different directions.
Four years go by without a word between them-they graduate high school and everyone is going their separate ways forever.
In a crazy spontaneous moment Alice hears that the band the girls worshipped back in the day-Level3 are reuniting  for one night only-a concert 2,000 miles away in Austin, Texas. She buys three tickets and invites her two ex-best friends for a road trip of a life time.
Can these girls put the past behind them and find their long buried friendship again? Can these now strangers find forgiveness in each other and themselves?
Two things that I loved about this book is-
1. The 1976 VW Camper the girls take on the road-it's called the Pea Pod and I want one!!!
2. The fact that Level3 is a real band and their lyrics are throughout the story-cool addition to story.
Three incidents that had me snort laughing while I read this book-
1.Squirrel
2. Michael the hitchhiker
3. Pea Pod door
Two thumbs up for Hilary Weisman Graham-
My thanks to Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to read and review this ARC.
Now I would like to give the opportunity to read this little gem to someone else. This book is an ARC-An Advanced Reviewer Copy-Uncorrected Proof-read once by me. I give these away in hopes that the winner will read, enjoy and possibly review also. Share the love my friends!
This giveaway is open to followers of Mug of Moxie. Please leave your GFC name and contact info in the comment section below. This giveaway is international. The contest runs from July 20 to July 30. A winner will be chosen by Random.org and contacted on July 31. The winner has 48 hour to confirm or another winner will be drawn. Good Luck!!!

18 comments:

  1. Reunited looks like a perfect cute summer read.
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  2. Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

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  4. Thank you for the amazing giveaway, Tammy! I want to read this book so much! x)

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  5. I want to read this book.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  6. Oh I would love to read this book! I am following you of course!

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  7. Thank you for the giveaway!
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  8. I miss my high school friends! Now that I'm in collegue I would love to do a road trip with them! I was a huge fan of The Backstreet Boys when I was young! ~sigh~ I'm 21 but it feels like those years are sooooo behind!
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  12. I've heard so much about this book. Thank you for the giveaway and chance. :)

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  13. Thanks so much for the chance at this great giveaway, I have been really wanting to read Reunited!

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  15. Oh Pick Me! I'm so excited for this book! I looks like a great summer/contemp read! I'm dying to get my hands on this book! Thanks for the fun post/giveaway.
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  16. This looks so good!

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  17. Thank you for the opportunity to get my hands on this. It looks like such a fun read and I'd love to see for myself :)

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  18. Thank you for the int giveaway!
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