Monday, January 7, 2013

Blog Tour: My Invented Life by Lauren Bjorkman- Review and Giveaway

Title: My Invented Life
Author: Lauren Bjorkman
Henry Holt and Co
Publishing Date: September 9th 2009
Pages: 240
Genre:  YA Realistic Fiction
Series: Stand Alone
Source:  Kindle provided by Crossroad Tours

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With Roz and Eva everything becomes a contest—who can snag the best role in the school play, have the cutest boyfriend, pull off the craziest prank. Still, they’re as close as sisters can be. Until Eva deletes Roz from her life like so much junk e-mail for no reason that Roz understands. Now Eva hangs out with the annoyingly petite cheerleaders, and Roz fantasizes about slipping bovine growth hormone into their Gatorade.

Roz has a suspicion about Eva. In turn, Eva taunts Roz with a dare, which leads to an act of total insanity. Drama geeks clamor for attention, Shakespearean insults fly, and Roz steals the show in Lauren Bjorkman’s hilarious debut novel.

I heard this book was funny and really didn't know what the book was about when I started to read it. It wasn't what I expected but I enjoyed the book. It dealt with serious issues in a light and fun to read way. I enjoyed the book. 

The story is about Roz and her feelings, thoughts, and reasons that her older sister Eva has deleted her from her life, stole her boyfriend, and she thinks her sister may be gay. Roz likes to invent conversations in her head and decides one day to invent a story about her life and life it out.

The book was surprisingly easy to get though. Roz is a very fun loving, witty, sometimes dumb character that I couldn't help but love. She made the book fun. Most of the time the story consists of conversations that exist in Roz's head or in her witty Shakespearean talk. At first, it was a bit to get used to and not get confused over what was real and what was in her head, but once I go the hang of it, it was a bowl full of giggles.

It was an easy read to get through that was quite funny at times.

I grew up on a sailboat, sharing the tiny forecastle with my sister and the sail bags. Against all odds, we are still friends. We started sailing in California and ended in Argentina. My favorite stops along the way were Costa Rica, Panama, Isla Providencia, Key West, the Azores, the Canary Islands, and Brazil.

During our voyages, my sister drew beautiful paper dolls for the both of us. We sewed amazing wardrobes for our stuffed animals. We became excellent swimmers and beach combers. We made up new lyrics for old songs. Canned food dominated our meals on crossings, so we really appreciated fresh fruit when we came into port. I dreamed of ice cream on the open ocean.

We kept up with school through a program called Calvert out of Maryland.

My dad read to us at night by the light of a kerosene lamp. Since then, I've always loved stories and wanted to write my own.

I live in Taos, New Mexico with my husband, and two sons. We often see coyotes outside our window.

Visit Amazon's Lauren Bjorkman Page


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  1. I cannot wait to read Scarlet and the Indigo Spell. Oh and the Elite is on my wishlist too!

  2. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!


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