July 4, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea


Nayeli and her mother were abandoned by Nayeli's father. Even though he walked out of their life, Nayeli continues to romanticize the idea that he is a great man. Many have left Tres Camarones in search of a better life in America. This leaves the people behind vulnerable to the crime and destruction that has taken over because there are so few left to fight. Nayeli and her friends decide to take their own trip to America and they end up learning more about life in that one trip than all the years before.

This is one of the most moving novels I have ever read. Luis shoves himself into your heart and it makes you feel like you are part of the book. I ventured out with Nayeli and her friends and the entire journey was overwhelming. One minute your emotions are on this track and then within the snap of a finger, you're on another track. It's an amazing book and I hope you read it.



The Reading Group Guide can be found here.

Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
Back Bay Books
9780316025263
June 16, 2010
368 pages
$14.99/$17.99

Visit Luis's website.



3 of my readers a copy of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
The book(s) will be mailed out by the publisher

ENTRIES:

Leave all entries in one comment or separate comments:
+1 for commenting
+5 for following Luis on Twitter
+5 for following Luis on Facebook
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+5 for sharing this contest -make sure you leave the link in your comments (on your blog, -sidebar counts, Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY
+1 for following my other blog It’s My Life.
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+1 for grabbing my button and placing it on your sidebar - leave link or your this entry does not count.
+2 for following my girl Krista's blog


*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

**Must leave an email address in comment or must be visible in blogger profile**

Winners will be chosen July 14th and notified via email. The winners will have 48 hours to send me their mailing info or another winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.


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43 comments:

  1. Looks great! Please include me.

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  2. Thanks for the chance!
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  3. @busyworkingmama follows you on twitter

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  4. @busyworkingmama follows Luis on twitter +5

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  5. A wonderful storyline and I would like to win this book.

    I follow by google reader.
    I follow It's My Life.

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  6. +1 I've heard super things about this book, thanks for more encouragement to read it.

    +1 I'm a follower

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  7. This sounds like a touching story, I would love to read it.
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  8. This sounds like a touching story, I would love to read it.
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  9. I am a gfc follower.
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  10. Please include me

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  11. Would love a chance to win this book! Looks very good :)

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  12. I follow Luis on twitter @aly3360 Entry 1

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  18. I follow you via twitter @aly3360

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  19. I follow your other blog

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  20. I grabbed your button

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  21. I follow Krista's blog

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  22. I follow Kristas blog #2

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  23. Please enter me for this one. It sounds like an amazing read!

    I follow this blog on gfc
    +1 I follow It's my life on gfc
    +2 I follow Krista's blog on gfc

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  25. +1 for commenting
    +5 for following Luis on Twitter
    +5 for following Luis on Facebook
    +1 for following this blog
    +1 for following me on twitter
    +1 for following my other blog It’s My Life.
    +1 for friending me on Facebook here.
    +2 for following my girl Krista's blog

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  26. +1 for commenting
    +5 for following Luis on Twitter @RazzMyBerry
    +1 follow via GFC
    +1 following you on Twitter @RazzMyBerry
    +1 added you as a friend on Facebook - Breanne T
    +2 following Krista's blog

    Total = 11

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  27. This sounds like a really, good read. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

    Aliya D.
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  28. +1 Sounds really good!
    +5 I follow Luis on twitter
    +5 I follow Luis on facebook
    +1 I follow this blog
    +1 I follow you on twitter
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    +1 I follow It's My Life
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  29. +1 for commenting
    +1 for following this blog
    +1 for following me on twitter
    +1 for following my other blog It’s My Life.
    +1 for friending me on Facebook here.
    +2 for following my girl Krista's blog

    I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. +1 I'd love to enter!
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  31. +5 http://twitter.com/Disney_Kayla/status/18124027211

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  32. +5 http://twitter.com/Disney_Kayla/status/18224515425

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  33. Count me in!

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  34. +5 http://twitter.com/Disney_Kayla/status/18275198160

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  35. I have not heard of this author but would love to read it.
    +5 I follow Luis on FB
    +1 I follow this blog.
    +1 I follow Its My Life
    +1 I am your friend on FB
    +2 I follow Kristas blog.

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  36. +1 for commenting

    +5 for following Luis on Twitter catss99


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  37. Sounds like a great read. Please enter me, thanks. +1
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  38. please enter me & thx for contest
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  39. +1 I would love to read this book.
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    +2 follower of kristas blog
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  40. Please enter me. I follow you w/ Google Reader and on Twitter (@bibliofreakblog)

    Thanks!

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