So today, I’m starting a new feature called Book Spotlight. Gah, I have nothing to post so I need ideas! It’s obvious, I’m gonna feature a book I want to read or just plain interested in. So first, here’s the recently released Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham!
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?
Go under the cut to read an excerpt from the first chapter of this seemingly fantastic book! (I’ve read nothing but praises for it!)
“Is the blindfold really necessary?” Alice asked her parents.
“Yes!” they replied, in stereo.
Her mom tightened the bandanna around her head while her dad squeezed her shoulders. “March!” he commanded, steering her down the hall.
Alice tried not to get her hopes up about this mysterious graduation present—the Chia Pet they’d given her for her eighteenth birthday was still too fresh in her mind—but with all this hype, it was hard not to get a little excited. Especially if her parents remembered to consult the list of gift ideas she’d given them, typed up and organized by price. For a one-time event like high school graduation, Alice was hoping they’d spring for something from Category Two (iPad, camera, golden retriever) or maybe even Category One (laptop). After what happened yesterday, she could really use a good surprise.
“No peeking!” said her dad, guiding her through the living room and out the front door. Her mom made a drum-roll sound with her lips, just in case the neighbors weren’t already staring.
Excerpt copyright © 2012 Hilary Weisman Graham
To read the first three chapters of the book, head over to Level 3’s website and download the PDF file. :D
About Hilary Weisen Graham
Hilary Weisman Graham is an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter, and novelist. She lives in rural New Hampshire with her husband and son, roughly thirty minutes away from the nearest grocery store.
So someone send me this book, stat!