Friday, November 18, 2016

Lucy and Linh

Every Friday we give a new book away. To get the book, it's simple: just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Friday through Sunday and winners are announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Free Fridays.)

Lucy and Linh by Alice Pung

Lucy is a bit of a pushover, but she's ambitious and smart, and she has just received the opportunity of a lifetime: a scholarship to the prestigious school Laurinda, and a ticket out of her broken-down suburb of Stanley. Though she's worried she will stick out like badly cut bangs among the razor-straight students, she is soon welcomed into the Cabinet, the supremely popular trio who wield their influence over classmates and teachers alike.

Linh is blunt, strong-willed, and fearless--everything Lucy once loved about herself. She is Lucy's last solid link to her life before Laurinda, but she is growing tired of being eclipsed by the glamour of the Cabinet.

As Lucy floats farther away from the life she once knew, her connection to Linh--and her life in Stanley--threatens to snap. Sharp and honest, Alice Pung's novel examines what it means to grow into the person you want to be without leaving yourself behind.

::drum roll:: And the book goes to...Giovanna C.! Congratulations, Giovanna--keep an eye on your mailbox for your new read!

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