Thursday, April 14, 2011

New YA Book with a Signing Deaf Character-- out in 5 Days!

It's important to know that I'm not dead just because I haven't posted on my blog since... eeek, January? Really? Yikes. It has been an extremely busy semester. I have two books that I need to write blurbs about and an author interview waiting and...and...there are three weeks left to this semester and everyone is under a great deal of pressure!
Speaking of pressure, the same can be said for this author who in 5 days will have her book released to the masses.  I haven't read the book yet but it looks pretty interesting. She has already published one novel, BREAK, which was included on the ALA's 2010 list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults. Hannah (the author... I can call her that because YA authors are cool like that!) wrote me and said that the main character's youngest brother is Deaf and uses "ASL" with his family members. Hannah also happen to mention that she took some ASL classes at Gallaudet. As soon as I read the book, I'll interview her and find out all of her secrets. For now, check out the author's AMAZON page and look for her book soon.  

Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse; Original edition (April 19, 2011)
ISBN-10: 1442407514

Product Description
Noah’s happier than I’ve seen him in months. So I’d be an awful brother to get in the way of that. It’s not like I have some relationship with Melinda. It was just a kiss. Am I going to ruin Noah’s happiness because of a kiss?
Across four sun-kissed, drama-drenched summers at his family’s beach house, Chase is falling in love, falling in lust, and trying to keep his life from falling apart. But some girls are addictive....