Jan 18, 2011

(ARC) Tour - Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard

Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
March 8th 2011 by Random House Children's Books

It's hard finding beauty in the badlands of Washokey, Wyoming, but 14-year-old Grace Carpenter knows it's not her mother's pageant obsessions, or the cowboy dances adored by her small-town classmates. True beauty is wild-girl Mandarin Ramey: 17, shameless and utterly carefree. Grace would give anything to be like Mandarin.

When they're united for a project, they form an unlikely, explosive friendship, packed with nights spent skinny-dipping in the canal, liberating the town's animal-head trophies, and searching for someplace magic. Grace plays along when Mandarin suggests they run away together. Blame it on the crazy-making wildwinds plaguing their badlands town.

Because all too soon, Grace discovers Mandarin's unique beauty hides a girl who's troubled, broken, and even dangerous. And no matter how hard Grace fights to keep the magic, no friendship can withstand betrayal.

Please be sure to start here if you want to participate.
Comment below with your name and state to be 
considered for this tour.

1. DeRaps (ME) 
2. Ashely (ID)
3. Lindsay (PA)
4. Ivy (CA)
5. Jennifer (OH)
6. Jacinda (IN)

*tour complete 3/11/2011*