Thursday, November 22, 2012

5 Character Bucket List: Adele Griffin and Theadora Parrott from ALL YOU NEVER WANTED w/ Giveaway

Happy Thanksgiving!

Name: Theadora Parrott 
Age: 17 years, 2 months, 5 days old.
Sign: Pieces
favorite color: red
favorite flower: peony
favorite saying: “Well that’s your opinion, isn’t it? And I’m not about to waste my time trying to change it.” ~Lady Gaga

I can’t believe that the day before Thanksgiving we have to write some asinine English in-class essay about what we should be grateful for. Could this be any more eighth grade?

Considering that I
a: do not care about this assignment and
b: am totally regretting that I didn’t just call in sick today (like I should have) I am opting not to do this at all. Right now I could be eating the last pack of Twinkies, catching up on Season 2 of American Horror Story, and texting Joshua. Oh well.

Instead I’m going to make a Bucket List, aka all the things I’m gonna do before I kick it, although by the time I get old, science will have probably found a way for super-rich people to stay alive forever.

Also, considering I have limitless access to anything, I will probably take care of most of this list by the time I’m 21 lol.

Till then here is:

My Bucket List by Theadora Parrott
10. go on tour with Gaga as her personal dresser, give interviews, take credit.
9. buy a Gray Lurie parrot, name him Parrott, and teach him to say dirty words.
8. rent a killer house in Rio for the 2016 Olympics, invite everyone.
7. commission a temporary full body tattoo made of Swarovski crystals.
6. charter this yacht.
5. eat a deadly torafugu in Japan.
4. own something by Jeff Koons:
3. try this on:
2. get married in Bali:
and my number #1? I want to do is . . . this:

About Adele Griffin

Adele Griffin the critically acclaimed author of numerous novels for young adults, including the Vampire Island and Witch Twins series. Her novels Sons of Liberty and Where I Want to Be were both National Book Award Finalists. All You Never Wanted, Griffin's newest novel, was published October 2012. She lives with her husband and two children in Brooklyn, New York. Her website is Follow her on Twitter @adelegriffin and Facebook.

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All You Never Wantedby Adele Griffin

With my eyes closed and Alex's core friends all around me, it was like I'd become my big sister, or something just as good. And so who cared if they were calling it Alex's party? One thing I knew: it would be remembered as mine.

Alex has it all—brains, beauty, popularity, and a dangerously hot boyfriend. Her little sister Thea wants it all, and she's stepped up her game to get it. Even if it means spinning the truth to win the attention she deserves. Even if it means uncovering a shocking secret her older sister never wanted to share. Even if it means crying wolf.

Told in the alternating voices of Alex and Thea, Adele Griffin's mesmerizing new novel is the story of a sibling rivalry on speed.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about All You Never Wanted?

5. the thematic spin is about how money can't buy happiness-- or anything meaningful
4. it's got a pretty hot romance, which is new for me, and was so thrilling and fun to write.
3. one of my favorite jackets ever. (it's amazing, right?)
2. it was blurbed-- beautifully-- by Sara Zarr
1. I dedicated the book to my mother.

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To win an ARC of ALL YOU NEVER WANTED, please complete the form below by 6:00 PM November 28, 2012. The winner will be announced on November 29th.


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