Sep 18, 2013

Book Spotlight & HUGE Giveaway: The Secret Side of Empty by Maria Andreu

This week I'm excited to be part of the Book Spotlight Tour for Maria Andreu's debut novel The Secret Side of Empty. This spring 2014 release sounds like a powerful story that has the potential to help so many people. Check it out below & be sure to enter the giveaway for a Kindle Fire or $250 Amazon giftcard.

What's it like to be undocumented?  High school senior M.T. knows all too well.  With graduation and an uncertain future looming, she must figure out how to grow up in the only country she's ever called home... a country in which she's "illegal."

M.T. was born in Argentina and brought to America as a baby without any official papers. And as questions of college, work, and the future arise, M.T. will have to decide what exactly she wants for herself, knowing someone she loves will unavoidably pay the price for it.  On the way, M.T. must navigate first love, letting go of her childhood friends as they begin a life she can't share, a difficult relationship with a father who grew up a world away and a mother struggling to find her way in America.  

What is it like when the only country you've ever known says you don't belong?  The Secret Side of Empty offers an intimate, often surprising glimpse into a story you often hear on the news but have never heard told this way before.

Maria Andreu’s Bio:

Maria AndreuMaria’s writing has appeared in Newsweek, The Washington Post and the Star Ledger.  Her debut novel, The Secret Side of Empty, is the story of an “illegal” high school senior. More than that, it's a story that will touch anyone who has ever felt excluded or unsure about the future or has kept a secret she felt was too big too share.  It was inspired by Maria’s own experiences as an undocumented teen.  Since becoming a citizen, Maria has run her own business and has become a soccer mom. She lives with her 13-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son in northern New Jersey.

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Giveaway Info:

Maria is giving away two separate prizes on her tour, a $250 Amazon Gift Card AND a Kindle Fire.

For a chance to win the $250 Amazon gift card, OR the Kindle Fire leave a comment on her blog post for that day. Winners will be randomly selected on September 30th.

(I am in no way responsible for this giveaway. Winners will be chosen from all the entrants from all the tour stops.)

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