Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Introducing Crushing It by Joanne Levy

Today I'm introducing an author who is new to the Aladdin M!x line. It isn't Joanne Levy's first book--Small Medium at Large came out in 2012 and won all kinds of awards and accolades. Her new book is a fun twist on the Cyrano de Bergerac tale. Scroll down to read all about it!





Blurb:

Twelve-year-old Kat woos the boy next door on behalf of her best friend, and in the process realizes that true beauty—and true confidence—comes from the inside in this hilarious M!X novel from the author of Small Medium at Large.

Kat is already so over seventh grade. It doesn’t help that her best friend and cousin, Olivia, grew a foot over the summer and won a spot on the school’s dance team, shooting her up on the popularity scale. In the jungle that is middle school, Olivia is a gazelle. Braces-wearing, manga-loving, uncoordinated Kat is a warthog.

Plus, Tyler, Kat’s next-door neighbor and buddy since birth, morphed into a really cute boy over the summer. Suddenly the person Kat’s used to playing Xbox with is causing her stomach to do cartwheels.

When Olivia confesses that she has a crush on Tyler and wants to ask him to the Fall Ball dance, Kat knows there’s going to be a problem: Tyler thinks Olivia is just another ditsy girl who only cares about lip gloss and boy bands. But since Kat’s one of Tyler’s oldest friends, Olivia’s sure she’ll know how to get his attention.

Trying to be a good friend and squash her own feelings, Kat makes it her mission to get the two of them together. From writing “Tyler cheat sheets” listing his favorite things, to feeding Olivia lines through her headphones during Tyler-focused study sessions, Kat devises schemes by which Tyler will fall for Olivia. And to her delight—or maybe horror—her plan begins to work. Now that Olivia’s caught Tyler’s attention, Kat has to wonder if she’s fooled Tyler into falling for the wrong girl. But what boy would ever choose a warthog over a gazelle?


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Bio:


Joanne Levy’s love of books began at a very early age. Being the youngest and the only female among four children, and the daughter to voracious readers, she was often left to her own devices and could frequently be found sitting in a quiet corner with her nose in a book. 

A survivor of the corporate world, Joanne now works from home, supporting other authors and creating the friends she wishes she had when she was a kid. 

She lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband, two mischievous cats, a mean African Grey parrot and a sweet but not-so-smart dog. When she’s not busy working at her treadmill desk, she enjoys reading (obviously), painting (badly), and taking long walks with her faithful writing companion, Labrador Retriever, Zoe. Crushing It is her second published novel, her first was Small Medium at Large.

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22 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Joanne! Hope this one does just as well.

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  2. What a fun story. Brings back memories of those junior high days. Congratulations, Joanne. Best of luck to you.

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    1. If your memories are filled with tween angst, you'll enjoy CRUSHING IT. ;)
      Thank you!

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  3. Congrats to Joanne. This sounds like another good book.

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  4. My daughter has quite the collection of Aladdin M!x books. She loves them. I'll have to add this to the list.

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    1. The M!X books are great, aren't they? I'm so proud to have a book in their collection. I hope CRUSHING IT lives up to your daughter's expectations!

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  5. This sounds so fun! I cracked up at the gazelle/warthog comparison :) Best of luck to Joanne!

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  6. Thank you Stephanie! I'm so glad you enjoyed CRUSHING IT!

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    1. I'm so excited for you!!! I read it earlier this month and LOVED it...gotta copy my review to Amazon now that I can post a review there!

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    2. I really appreciate that! Thanks again. :)

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  7. That sounds darling, great for teens. I love the cover!

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    1. Thanks, Jacqui! M!X did such a great job with the cover - they got it PERFECT, right down to Tyler's mysterious hair! (That will make a lot more sense if you read the book.)

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  8. Such a sweet blurb. The cover is lovely. Warthog sounds a bit harsh but young people do take to the extremes sometimes when it comes to looks so I understand what is really being said. Gazelle reminds me of a song I wrote (and hid) by the same name about the issues some women have with metrosexual men. Never dated one but just wrote a ridiculous song about it. So anyway since I'm not at all off topic...congrats Joanne!

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  9. This post well reminds me of those days when I was a bookworm , and as a teenager, 'a warthog rather than a gazelle'.
    Wishing Joanne great success with her new book "Crushing It"!

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  10. This sounds like a great read!

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  11. This really reminds me of Longfellow's poem, The Courtship of Miles Standish.

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  12. Congrats, Joanne! Love this premise.

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  13. Sounds like a fun book. Congratulations!

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  14. Congrats Joanne!!! Sounds great!

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