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Thursday, May 26, 2011

[The Teen Book Scene Blog Tour] The Queen Bee of Bridgeton by Leslie Dubois: Sonya’s book picks + GIVEAWAY!

Today is my turn to host Sonya, the female protagonist in Leslie Dubois' The Queen Bee of Bridgeton. Sit tight and read along, you might find a treat (a.k.a. a giveaway) later!

Sonya’s book picks

I am a romantic at heart. I mean, isn’t that really what dance is all about? Dance is emotion. It’s love and hate and anger and passion. I like to feel the same emotions when I read. I want a book to move me to tears of pain or joy. I also like books that make me do fist pumps of triumph. So, without further ado, here are some of those books.

Let’s go back a few years to when I first discovered my love of dance. I was exactly eight years old and I saw a live dance performance. After that I went to the library and rented every video that showed ballet. I also checked out every book that was remotely related to dance. So in the span of about a week, I read all the Angelina Ballerina books and then I read all the “Shoe” books by Noel Streatfeild. You know the ones like The Ballet Shoes and The Dancing Shoes. Those really helped nurse my need for dance.

So let’s fast forward a little to middle school. That’s the time when girls start noticing boys. And even though the boys at that age are kind of smelly, the girls still kind of want to be noticed by them. Unfortunately, no boys ever noticed me. ( Well, if they did, I wouldn’t know. I was too busy dancing.) Anyway, to make up for my lack of a love life, I turned to books. The books I was addicted to during that time where the Jane Austen classics and all the modern day Jane Austen remakes.

Now that I’m a mature high school student, my tastes are a little more mature, but I still love books about love. My recent favorites are Anna and the French Kiss, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Matched, The Secret Life of Bees and Avalon High. There is a new book by Amanda Brice called Codename: Dancer that combines dance and mystery. I love it! Oh, and Songbird by Angela Fristoe is absolutely amazing and makes me cry every time.


Thanks Sonya! Anna and the French Kiss is an absolute favorite of mine as well Avalon High, and I must say, the girl has great taste in books!

If you want to know more about Sonya and The Queen Bee of Bridgeton, you can check the TRAILER here:


When fifteen-year-old Sonya Garrison is accepted into the prestigious Bridgeton Academy, she soon discovers that rich girls are just as dangerous as the thugs in her home of Venton Heights. Maybe more so. After catching the eye of the star, white basketball player and unwittingly becoming the most popular girl in school, she earns the hatred of the three most ruthless and vindictive girls at Bridgeton. Can she defeat the reigning high school royalty? Or will they succeed in ruining her lifelong dream of becoming a world class dancer?



We are giving away an e-book copy of The Queen Bee of Bridgeton!


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