Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. I finally have an ARC of Frenemies! (I'm sure most of you already know that ARC stands for "advance reading copy"—but if you didn't, well you do now.) No, it's not the final product. It's missing the acknowledgments and there are definitely some mistakes in the text, for starters. But, it looks like a real book! (Please also note it just looks darker in this image because my scanner is, um, old.) You can hold it and flip the pages like a real book! You can read about all the fancy marketing plans on the back of the book! And the best part of all, in my humble opinion? This copy at the top of the back cover, which reads: "Sure to be a hit with girls who love the Clique books, Frenemies marks the debut of a hilarious voice in teen fiction and the beginning of an exciting new series!"
Did you catch this part: THE DEBUT OF A HILARIOUS VOICE IN TEEN FICTION? They're talking about ME! They think I'm hilarious. (I think that might be a bit of a stretch...and sure, "they" are my publisher so they have to say nice things about me. But hey, I'll take it.)
So, yeah. I'm excited. And you should be too, because here's the part where you can actually WIN something. Yup, I'm going to send one lucky blog reader a signed copy of this much-coveted and super-collectible ARC. (And, since I think I only have about five readers, your chances of winning are seriously high. Seriously high. Like one in five or something.)
Here's what you've gotta do for me, though (there's always a catch, right?): LEAVE ME A COMMENT. And not just any comment. I want you to tell me about your most memorable "frenemy" moment—a time when one of your nearest and dearest betrayed you or hurt you or perhaps when you did the betraying or hurting (you horrible, mean, awful person). Don't worry about telling the best story (because, y'know, every story is a good story...to someone)—just send me a quick little anecdote, and I'll put the names of all respondents into a random drawing and pick a weeeener one week from today: Tuesday, March 11. Oh, and feel free to change the names of the people you're talking about when you comment, too. After all, we don't want to hurt anyone's feelings now, do we? (Remember...I am a nice blogger. Nice blogger.)
Okay then. On your mark, get set, GO! (This is where you click on "COMMENTS" and unleash your tales of love-hate. GO, GO, GO!)