Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Blog Tour::Pretty in Punxsutawney

Pretty In Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton
Release Date: January 15, 2019
Publisher: BLINK
Genre: Young Adult - Contemporary, Romance

A Groundhog Day meets Pretty in Pink mashup from author Laurie Boyle Crompton, Pretty in Punxsutawney tells the tale of a girl willing to look beneath the surface to see people for who they really are.

Andie is the type of girl who always comes up with the perfect thing to say…after it’s too late to say it. She’s addicted to romance movies—okay, all movies—but has yet to experience her first kiss. After a move to Punxsutawney, PA, for her senior year, she gets caught in an endless loop of her first day at her new school, reliving those 24 hours again and again.

Convinced the curse will be broken when she meets her true love, Andie embarks on a mission: infiltrating the various cliques to find the one boy who can break the spell. What she discovers along the way is that people who seem completely different can often share the very same hopes, dreams, and hang-ups. And that even a day that has been lived over and over can be filled with unexpected connections and plenty of happy endings.


My thoughts...

This is the cutest story, and makes me wish I was born in the early 80's!! But unfortunately Andie has to relive her first day of school over, and over again!! Can you imagine reliving high school days over and over again? I would literally die...I like I could not, so many awkward conversations, situations, and people...Andie is taught a special lesson that what makes us different, can also be what makes us the same. Please be warned that this book is breaking down social road blocks, and it's wholesome!! Love, love, love!! I just want to reiterate that Andie is reliving the same day over, and over for MONTHS!...This is traumatizing and she manages to do this with a smile on her face, makes new friends, and has time for love!?! Andie does make questionable choices, has melt downs, and that just reminds us that Andie is still a teenager, whose life is stuck on one day... all because she fell asleep watching Pretty in Pink, after a horrible first senior day of high school....Best part of the book is when Andie stops being selfish and starts helping others, talk about growth!! Andie's mom was a hoot and a half!! This was such a fun, read!! 

***BTW I LOVE Breakfast Club & Pretty in Pink****

My rating 5/5!!

My fave quotes...

"Sometimes, we're simply enjoying whatever day we happen to be in."

"Connecting with a group and trying to do something really well together can make anyone feel less alone." 

"Being a girl is not a competition."


About the Author
Laurie Boyle Crompton is the YA author of the upcoming PRETTY IN PUNXSUTAWNEY (Blink/HarperCollins 2019) as well as ADRENALINE CRUSH (Macmillan/2014, Square Fish/2016), BLAZE (or Love in the Time of Supervillains), THE REAL PROM QUEENS OF WESTFIELD HIGH and LOVE AND VANDALISM (Sourcebooks/2013, 2014, 2017). Growing up in ‘Pennsyltucky’ in the 1980s, Laurie couldn't wait to escape rural life. After saving up her tips from waitressing at a local greasy spoon at 18 she packed up her acid wash jeans and moved to NY. Where everyone else had stopped wearing acid wash.

She graduated first in her class from St. John’s University with a BA in English and Journalism. Since then she’s written for national magazines like ALLURE, survived a teaching stint at an all-boy high school, and appeared on Good Day New York several times as a Toy Expert. And yes, ‘toy expert’ is an actual profession. Really.

She has lived in places like Orlando, Florida where she and her husband spent all of their spare time and money visiting theme parks before moving to the Cotswolds in England for six months, which was every bit as cool as that sounds. The Cromptons are now back in New York where their two children resent never going to Disney.

Laurie occasionally enjoys hanging out in fields of blooming flowers
and also referring to herself in the third person.

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~~ Tour Schedule ~~

January 7

That Artsy Reader Girl - Welcome Interview

January 8

A Court of Coffee and Books - Review
Latte Nights Reviews - Review
The Book Duchesses - Review

January 9

The Book Return - Review + Favorite Quotes
A Backwards Story - Spot the Difference Game
Book Briefs - Review

January 10

We Live and Breathe Books - Author Guest Post
Here's to Happy Endings - Book Spotlight
Dazzled By Books - Review + Favorite Quotes

January 11

Moonlight Rendezvous - Review
Pink Polka Dot Books - Author Q&A
Min Reads and Reviews - Review

January 12

Resch Reads & Reviews - Review
Ramblings of a Book Nerd - Review

January 13

A New Look On Books - Author Guest Post
Confessions of a YA Reader - Review + Favorite Quotes
Everywhere and Nowhere - Book Spotlight

January 14

That Bookish Princess - Review
Lisa Loves Literature - Review
Betwixt the Pages - Review

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