I'm very happy to announce this month's readergirlz book group pick: The Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti. I have a personal and grateful attachment to this book, which we will be discussing all month long at the readergirlz blog. I hope you'll join us!
I've followed Deb's career since the release of her debut novel, The Queen of Everything, and I recommend that you read all of her novels, especially if you enjoy the works of Sarah Dessen, Rachel Cohn, and Tara Altebrando. To read my reviews of her books, hit the Bildungsroman Author Spotlight on Deb Caletti. You may also check out my interview with Deb Caletti.
Here's a little peek at The Secret Life of Prince Charming:
Quinn is surrounded by women who have had their hearts broken. She tries to be an optimist, but then she too is abruptly and unceremoniously dumped. She's also gingerly handling a renewed relationship with her charming father. Quinn's happy to have him around again until she realizes how horribly he's treated the many women in his life, how he's stolen more than just their hearts.
Determined to, for once, take action in her life, Quinn joins forces with the half-sister she's never met and the little sister she'll do anything to protect. Together, they set out to right her father's wrongs...and in doing so, begin to uncover what they're really looking for: the truth.
To learn more about the book and its author, check out the April 2010 issue of readergirlz and the roundtable discussion of the book with the rgz divas and the postergirlz.
Bonus footage: Deb's at sea in this video, exclusive to rgzTV.
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readergirlz is an online book group that's open to everyone - the only requirement is a love of reading!
Every month, we discuss a different book, ranging from realistic fiction to fantasy (like last month's pick, Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld), from historical fiction (such as Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson and Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller) to contemporary fiction (such as The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart). All of our spotlighted books celebrate gutsy girls.
Every issue of readergirlz features additional information about the books we're discussing, exclusive interviews with and playlists created by the authors, and additional book recommendation. In addition to our annual events such as April's Operation Teen Book Drop, we also include information about national or international outreach programs related to the book of the month in every issue. We hope to inspire readers to become active not only in book groups but also in their communities.
Browse through the archive of readergirlz selections.
The postergirlz, the readergirlz advisory council, recommended the following titles to read alongside this month's main pick:
Beauty Shop for Rent by Laura Bowers
A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone
Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers
The Stolen One by Suzanne Crowley
FBI Girl: How I Learned to Crack My Father's Code by Maura Conlon-McIvor
Mark your calendar for three special hour-long chats this month! Chats begin at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST at the readergirlz blog, http://readergirlz.blogspot.com
Author Diane Duane will be dropping on Monday, April 12th to celebrate the release of her newest book, A Wizard of Mars.
Join the Operation TBD chat on Thursday, April 15th and tell us how you rocked the drop this year! See below for more information about this special event, which is held annually in honor of Support Teen Literature Day.
We'll chat with this month's featured author, Deb Caletti, on Wednesday, April 21st.
Are You Ready to Rock the Drop?
Operation Teen Book Drop is April 15th - Just two weeks away! We can't wait! Here's what's happening:
We're delivering 10,000 new books to teens on Native reservations and tribal lands.
More than 100 awesome YA authors are dropping off their books around the country. Will you be one of the lucky finders?
You can play along, too. Drop a book in a public spot and you're done. You can dress it up with a bookplate if you'd like! Click here to download the bookplates, press release, and more.
After April 7th, you can also go to Powells.com and donate books yourself. There are two wish lists of hundreds of books that will fill the shelves of two tribal school libraries in need.
On April 15th, at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST, we're having a huge virtual party at our blog. See above for more information on all of this month's chats.
Author-in-Residence and Hosts with the Most
Please say hello to Elizabeth Scott, our current Author-in-Residence and newest readergirlz diva, as well as our newest rgz HOSTS, Micol Ostow and Crissa-Jean Chappell! To learn more about all of our wonderful volunteers, click here.
Recent readergirlz Reads
Last month's featured book: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Next month's selection: Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee
Coming in June: Paper Towns by John Green
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