Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Gorgeous Game by Donna Freitas

The Gorgeous Game
by Donna Freitas

Published: 2010
Genre: YA
Paperback: 224 pages
Rating: 4

Description from the amazon:
A CHILLING NOVEL ABOUT THE ISOLATION OF BEING STALKED AND THE ABUSE OF POWER.

Olivia Peters is over the moon when her literary idol, the celebrated novelist and muchadored local priest Mark D. Brendan, offers to become her personal writing mentor. But when Father Mark’s enthusiasm for Olivia’s prose develops into something more, Olivia’s emotions quickly shift from wonder to confusion to despair. Exactly what game is Father Mark playing, and how on earth can she get out of it?

This remarkable novel about overcoming the isolation that stems from victimization is powerful, luminous, and impossible to put down.

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): creepy
Watching the story unfold you can totally see how one can fall into the trap set for an innocent soul.

--/=/=-- Book Giveaway --=\=\=-

Prize: my gently read ARC

Open to all.

Offer ends: February 1, 2011

TO DO:
Visit Donna's site and tell me something about something you found there.

AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)

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* review copy courtesy of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

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14 comments:

  1. Sounds scary and creepy, but in a good way, if there can be a good way with those words

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  2. It's cool that she writes articles for newspapers and magazines.
    I agree with ^^, it sounds super creepy. I can't wait to read it. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    chickenherder@hotmail.com

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  3. She was born in Rhode Island. This book does sound really good. I once had a friend that was stalked by someone who later became a senator. It was really scary.

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  4. She's the author of This Gorgeous Game, The Possibilities of Sainthood, and Sex and the Soul.

    sauvadeavelle at yahoo dot com

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  5. Sounds scary! But I think I'll like this.

    Donna is part of the 2k8 class!
    Thank you!

    precious_shusky@yahoo.com

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  6. She splits her time between New York City and Boston

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  7. I found that Donna Freitas wrote SEX AND THE SOUL.

    Stephanie
    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

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  8. I found she woud like to have a clone to be in New York City and Boston at the same time.
    :)

    dr.strangelove.vs.citizen.kane
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    gmail.com

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  9. I learned about her defending Phillip Pullman, the creator of The Golden Compass.
    Good for her!!

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  10. She's the co-author of Save the Date.

    Skk25@aol.com

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  11. I learned that she's a professor at Boston University. this book looks so intense. thank you for the contest!

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot om

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  12. She's a Professor of Religious Studies, cool!

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  13. I found out that Sara Zarr blurped her novel. I just recently read Sara Zarr's short story in the Geektastic anthology and I liked it, so I take her praise as good sign for Donna's novel :)

    bookoholiker(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I learned that the author writes magazine, journal, and newspaper articles in addition to novels.

    cla37619 at gmail dot com

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