35+ Followers Giveaway


Intertwining Books was launched on 01.01.11 and has since gained 35+ followers. This blog is officially one years and a month old. To celebrate, we're giving away a copy of Freaks and Revelations by Davida Wills Hurwin. This is our way of saying thank you for supporting Intertwining Books.  

This raw, moving novel follows two teenagers-one, a Mohawk-wearing 17-year-old violent misfit; the other, a gay 13-year-old cast out by his family, hustling on the streets and trying to survive. Acclaimed author Davida Wills Hurwin creates a riveting narrative told in alternating perspectives of their lives before and after the violent hate crime that changed both their futures. This tragic but ultimately inspirational journey of two polarized teens, their violent first meeting, and their peaceful reunion years later is an unforgettable story of survival and forgiveness.
This story is inspired by the real lives of Matthew Boger and Timothy Zaal, who have shared their story on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and NPR.

"Freaks and Revelations is based on a true story so emotionally detailed that it could easily be a memoir....Hurwin gets inside her characters’ pain without sentiment; she present each home and its horrors soberly...The author’s prose is clear and incisive, and many chapters resonate like good short stories. Jason’s narrative stands with Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson’s Target and Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak as a survivor’s story. Doug’s equally layered story—of coming full circle out of hate—sets it apart." --School Library Journal

"In the lively voices of the separate narrators, two antagonists survive a hate-crime collision. Their entwining paths point a new way forward. Hurry to read this book; time is still of the essence."
-Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Matchless
"Your heart will break as you follow these two scared, scarred boys toward the night both will regret forever. A compelling and essential book for teens."
-Ellen Wittlinger, author of Love & Lies, Parrotfish, and Printz Honor Book Hard Love

"I absolutely love this book. It's raw, and there are parts that are certainly tough to read, but above all it is honest, authentic, and as many of the quotes say, I think this should be required reading for all. It is a look into lives most likely very different from your own, it is a book about tolerance, acceptance, empathy, and change. I hope you'll all read it. It is a book that gives me hope."
-Alvina, children's book editor and blogger  

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note: winner has been notified and I await a reply within 72 hours, till then if there is no reply, a  new winner shall be picked. Thank you to everyone who participated.


  1. Diane Melendez said...

    Hello There! I am so happy to have found a new site about books. As an avid reader, I love it. :)

    Anonymous said...

    That looks like a really touching book. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Rea said...

    Grats on 35 (now 52!) followers!!

    I dropped lucky with this one as I'd come by to let you know that I've tagged you. It's a little hard to explain in a comment, but if you check the post you'll see.

    Anyway, grats again! :D

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