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Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard: 250+ Book Giveaway! (INT)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

At the beginning of his junior year at a boys' boarding school, 16-year-old Alex is devastated when he fails to save a drowning friend. When questioned, Alex and his friend Glenn, who was also at the river, begin weaving their web of lies. Plagued by guilt, Alex takes refuge in the library, telling his tale in a journal he hides behind Moby-Dick. Caught in the web with Alex and Glenn is their English teacher, Miss Dovecott, fresh out of Princeton, who suspects there's more to what happened at the river when she perceives guilt in Alex's writing for class. She also sees poetic talent in Alex, which she encourages. As Alex responds to her attention, he discovers his true voice, one that goes against the boarding school bravado that Glenn embraces. When Glenn becomes convinced that Miss Dovecott is out to get them, Alex must choose between them.

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JENNY HUBBARD is a poet and playwright, and has taught English in both high school and college for many years. PAPER COVERS ROCK is her first novel.

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  1. +JMJ+

    The cover reminds me of A Separate Peace by John Knowles! Come to think of it, so does the synopsis. ;-)

  1. Daniel M said...:

    makes me think of bullied kids - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  1. Unknown said...:

    The cover makes me thing of Gossip Girl because the guy on it kind of looks like Nate (Chace Crawford) and so does his shirt and tie haha! He also looks quite tense and tormented. Thanks for the giveaway!

  1. Kyla said...:

    I don't know what to say... but when I first saw the cover I immediately said,"Cool." I loved the cover because of that guy and the synopsis is intriguing!

  1. Unknown said...:

    A boy from a boarding school dealing with a problem. :)

  1. Unknown said...:

    The expression on this boys face makes me think of a kid who is not sure where he fits in with the world.

  1. It makes me think of trouble. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  1. Unknown said...:

    That the model is cute :)))

  1. bn100 said...:

    a private school

  1. The cover makes me think of High School.

  1. Natasha said...:

    His expression makes me think that he is not happy.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  1. Kristia said...:

    it makes me think of a boarding school due to the uniform and reading the synopsis I was right hehe :)

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  1. Hannah said...:

    boarding school book!:D

  1. Unknown said...:

    Highschool problems?