I'm happy to welcome another author from the Girlfriends Cyber Circuit! This week, Kristina Springer's latest book, My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours, is releasing in paperback in stores and online stores everywhere!
About the Book:
Now available everywhere in paperback, MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS which Meg Cabot says is “Irresistible as a fluffy kitten. I laughed out loud and so will you!" was a Scholastic Book Club Bestseller and a YALSA Quick Pick.
Seventh grade was supposed to be fun, but Tori is having major drama with her BFF, Sienna. Sienna changed a lot over the summer—on the first day of school she’s tan, confident, and full of stories about her new dreamy boyfriend. Tori knows that she’s totally making this guy up. So Tori invents her own fake boyfriend, who is better than Sienna’s in every way. Things are going great—unless you count the whole lying-to-your-best-friend thing—until everyone insists Tori and Sienna bring their boyfriends to the back-to-school dance.
Praise For My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours…
"Irresistible as a fluffy kitten. I laughed out loud and so will you!" —Meg Cabot, author of the Airhead and Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls series
"Tori is an appealing, engaging protagonist whose peppy first-person narrative includes some introspective moments and incorporates issues that readers will appreciate, especially the importance of honesty, trust, and self-appreciation. An enjoyable, entertaining read." —Booklist
"Friendship versus one-upmanship in seventh grade is the subject of Springer’s very funny and strongly realistic novel." —Publishers Weekly
"The sheer exhaustion of a fake-boyfriend arms race, with the need to create fake email accounts and to come up with competing romantic gestures on the fly, is cleverly depicted." —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
"The themes will resonate with any girl who’s ever gone through the hardships of middle school: friendship, boys, popularity, and, most importantly, choosing to do the right, but often more difficult, thing. A fun read." —School Library Journal
"The dialogue is realistic, and Springer brings refreshing personalities to standard character types; Tori’s parents are divorced, but both parents are active in her life, for instance, and the popular girls aren’t mean." —Kirkus Reviews
Kristina is running a My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours Release Contest until 1/15/14 on her blog: http://kristinaspringer.blogspot.com/2013/12/my-fake-boyfriend-is-better-than-yours.html
Here’s what the winner will get:
• A $20 gift card (Starbucks or Amazon, your choice!),
• Autographed copy of My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours,
• Fake Boyfriend Emergency Kit, and a
• Variety of bookmarks/stickers from all of my books
And Kristina stopped by for a short interview:
1. Tell me about your book in seven words or less.
Crazy fun competition of the fake boyfriends.
2. Other than your main character, who's a favorite character of yours in your novel and why?
I really like Tori’s dad. He’s not your typical divorced dad stereotype.
3. What's one piece of writing advice you would give to aspiring authors?
Don’t give up.
4. What did you write when you were a teen? Did you journal? Write poetry? Write overly literary or emotional stories? Or avoid writing altogether?
Gushy overly emotional poetry.
About the Author:
Kristina Springer is the best-selling author of THE ESPRESSOLOGIST, MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS, JUST YOUR AVERAGE PRINCESS, THE PAPARAZZI PROJECT and BOY SWAP. She has a Masters in Writing from DePaul University and she resides in a suburb of Chicago with her husband and children. Read more about her at http://www.kristinaspringer.com and follow her on twitter @TinaSpringer.
Here's more of where you can find Kristina online:
Book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fake-Boyfriend-Better-Than-Yours/dp/0312641591/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=