Thursday, February 26, 2015

My Best Everything Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

Author: Sarah Tomp
Pub. Date: March 3, 2015
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 400
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
You say it was all meant to be. You and me. The way we met. Our secrets in the woods. Even the way it all exploded. It was simply a matter of fate.

Maybe if you were here to tell me again, to explain it one more time, then maybe I wouldn’t feel so uncertain. But I’m going back to the beginning on my own. To see what happened and why.

Luisa “Lulu” Mendez has just finished her final year of high school in a small Virginia town, determined to move on and leave her job at the local junkyard behind. So when her father loses her college tuition money, Lulu needs a new ticket out.

Desperate for funds, she cooks up the (definitely illegal) plan to make and sell moonshine with her friends, Roni and Bucky. Quickly realizing they’re out of their depth, Lulu turns to Mason: a local boy who’s always seemed like a dead end. As Mason guides Lulu through the secret world of moonshine, it looks like her plan might actually work. But can she leave town before she loses everything – including her heart?

The summer walks the line between toxic and intoxicating. My Best Everything is Lulu’s letter to Mason – though is it an apology, a good-bye, or a love letter?

My Best Everything is a book I really enjoyed. It's one of those book that sit you down to read a few pages only to look up a while later and realize that you are a 100 pages in. I was immediately drawn to this book because of it's unique story about a girl starting a moonshine business. However, the writing immediately grabbed me.

I love Sarah Tomp's writing style. The story draws you in. From the very beginning, I had a good feeling about this book. I love when books start off in the middle of the story and you have no idea what happened and then the story goes back to the beginning to tell you everything. My Best Everything starts out with Lulu writing a letter to Mason but like the description above states you don't know what kind of letter it is. I got the sense that it wasn't a love letter because she kept talking about how things could have turned out differently. It seemed more of like an apology to me. Was it though? Well, I'm certainly not going to tell you! You'll have to read the book to find out!

I liked the characters in the story. I loved Lulu and Roni's friendship even though Lulu did frustrate me at times when she made Roni feel bad for not wanting to leave her hometown. Mason was very mysterious so of course I loved him. I also really enjoyed Roni and Bucky's relationship. 

My Best Everything is an excellent book. I loved the format and the writing style. The characters were interesting and compelling. I honestly don't have anything bad to say about this book. Just buy it, okay? Or enter the giveaway below. Or both. Bottomline: read this book. Seriously.

Photo by Roxyanne Young

About Sarah:

Sarah Tomp has a MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. 
My Best Everything, a novel for young adults, will be published March 2015 byLittle, Brown Books
She is also the author of a picture book; Red, White, and Blue Good-bye   (Walker Books for Young Readers).

Sarah teaches creative writing for University of California San Diego Extension. She reviews books for and co-authors the blog, Writing on the Sidewalk.

Giveaway Details:
10 Finished Copies of MY BEST EVERYTHING US Only

Tour Schedule

Week One:
2/23/2015- Curling Up With A Good Book- Review
2/24/2015- Book SoulmatesInterview
2/25/2015- Novel NoviceGuest Post
2/26/2015- Wholly Books- Review
2/27/2015- A Book and a LatteInterview

Week Two:
3/2/2015- Alice MarvelsGuest Post
3/3/2015- Bumbles and Fairy-TalesReview
3/4/2015- The Cover Contessa- Interview
3/5/2015- Bookhounds yaGuest Post
3/6/2015- Such a Novel IdeaReview


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