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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Guest Post: Aimee Friedman - Author of SEA CHANGE

Please welcome Aimee Friedman, author of SEA CHANGE, to The Hiding Spot. Her novel, which is full of romance, mermaids, and mystery, is perfect for a summer afternoon! Today, Aimee will share some of her favorite summer reads... and offer you a chance to win a prize pack of all 5 of her recommended reads and a copy of SEA CHANGE as well! Be sure to swing by La Femme Readers on Thursday for the next stop of Aimee’s blog tour!

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A Brief Bio

Aimee Friedman is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for young adults, including South Beach, French Kiss, Hollywood Hills, A Novel Idea, and, most recently, The Year My Sister Got Lucky. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Aimee attended the Bronx High School of Science, but she always wanted to be a writer, never a scientist. Though she does not know how to swim, she loves living on the island of Manhattan, where she also works as a book editor.
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Ice cream trucks on the corner, flip-flops on your feet, a lazy hammock swaying in the breeze… There are many pleasures of summer, but the greatest one may be having the time and leisure to read a really good book. You recline on your beach chair, prop a juicy paperback open on your knees, and sink into another world.


Of course, you don’t want anything too heavy or serious to interfere with the sunshine and mellow mood. It’s hard to choose, but here I present to you my top 5 summer reads:


• Summer Boys by Hailey Abbott
The first of a breezy, addictive YA series, this book should practically come with its own bottle of sunscreen. Three cousins spend a summer on the seashore in Maine, complete with heartache, bikinis, bonfires, and plenty of drama.


• Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
A summer romance that starts on the French Riviera and continues into the English countryside…and carries with it a seriously spine-tingling mystery. Something a little darker, for those thunderstorm days.


• Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
Pure, delicious chick-lit, about two best friends and the betrayal that tears them apart one summer in New York City.


• The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I know, I know. It’s potentially something you have to read in school…but it’s also a gorgeously written story of love, murder, and money set in the glamorous roaring ‘20s. One of my all-time favorites, in any season.

• The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Be prepared to laugh so hard you’ll spit out your iced latte. This modern YA classic about a city girl who discovers she’s actually a princess is total escapist fun.


To see more of what I’ve read/am reading, friend-request me on Goodreads.


What are YOUR top summer reads? I hope Sea Change is on your list…

XO
Aimee
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Sea Change

Sixteen-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science...and not so great with boys. After major drama with her (now ex) boyfriend, she's happy to be spending the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother's estate.


On the lush, beautiful island, Miranda finds new friends and a community with a mystical history, presenting her with facts her logical, scientific mind can't make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges everything she thought she knew about boys, romance...and reality.


Is Leo hiding something? Or is he something that she never could have imagined?

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Interested in spending your summer reading SEA CHANGE and Aimee's favorite lazy day picks?

One lucky winner will receive Aimee’s Summer Reads prize pack, including paperback copies of Summer Boys, Rebecca, Something Borrowed, The Great Gatsby, The Princess Diaries and Sea Change!

Check out the details HERE.

54 comments:

  1. I love The Great Gatsby! When me and my friends were reading it last summer for our AP Language class, we joked aroung how it was just a well written soap opera. I'm glad that I read it.

    Also, I love the other books as well. The Princess Diaries is one of my all time favorites.

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  2. Oh I've been wanting to read Rebecca! It's one of those classics that's been on my list for a long time, but I've never gotten around to it!

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  3. And here I thought Sea Change was her debut... hmm... Well anyway, I will have to look for these books she suggested!

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  4. Rebecca is one of my favorites of all time. :)

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  5. I agree, anything Emily Giffin is prefect for the summer

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  6. I need to read the Princess Diaries, the movie was cute...but you know books are always better!!

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  7. I have been wanting to read Sea Change. Read the Great Gatsby in school but maybe I need to revisit it as an adult to truly appreciate it! Thanks for sharing these books with us.

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  8. I have read The Great Gatsby before.. but like Shelly said above - in school, so it might be time for a reread without all the analysis.

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  9. I'm looking forward to Something Borrowed. Rebecca is one of my all time favorites -- due for a re-read!

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  10. I haven't read any of those books, but I want to!

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  11. The great Gatsby was a school read for me too.Don't remember much of it.
    The others I have not read,but they sound interesting.

    Looking forward to reading Sea Change,definitely will be reading this by the pool :)

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  12. Great list of books. I haven't read any of them but I've had a few on my list for a while. :)

    Sea Change sounds so wonderful. I can't wait to finally read it!

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  13. Sea Change sounds great!I know what she means by Summer Boys by Hailey Abbott being addictive. I've read the whole series! All the other book sound good too!

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  14. I agree with Aimee, I loved "Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier - and the movie based on the book is also a classic.
    A good adaptation is rare but the original source was that good.
    Great interview!

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  15. Zomg, a book about a girl who likes science? Did you write it just for me? Heehee, definitely have to pick this one up now. Might check out some of those other recommendations too. I love Gatsby and have already read the Princess Diaries, but I haven't even heard of the others. They sound good.

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  16. Sea Change has been on my to-read list for a long time. I may check some of those out too. :)

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  17. I really want to read this book. I love books with nerdy girls!

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  18. Great collection of books! Awesome guest post by Aimee!

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  19. This book sounds so good been on my wish list a little while I keep hearing so much about it! awesome contest

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  20. great recommendations! though i can read rebecca anytime of the year...:)

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

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  21. I had to read The Great Gatsby in high school and loved it. I've heard a lot about Rebecca and want to read that one as well as the others mentioned. A good summer read is Lake Wobegon Summer 1956 by Garrison Keillor. It's been years since I read it but I remember laughing a lot.

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  22. I've only read The Great Gatsby and Rebecca on this list, and I have to admit that Rebecca is one of my favorites. Would love to read the others, especially Sea Change!

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  23. That is a great list of books! The Great Gatsby is an amazing book, even though the characters are so ridiculous. It was definitely one of my favorites to read in my English class last year.

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  24. I'd love to read these books and share my thoughts, but unfortunately, I haven't.

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  25. Hmm, I've never read any of those books so I can't relate :( But awesome guest post !

    ~Alison

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  26. Awesome post! I loved TGG & TPD! The other ones sound really nice too,

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  27. Great post! I can't wait to read Sea Change :)

    ~Raelena

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  28. Awesome post! I'm looking forward to reading Sea Change.

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  29. I want to read Summer Boys so bad!! It seems like the perfect summer read! Great post :D

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  30. Great post! Makes me want to get some summer books in. I really want to read Summer Boys too! Something so magical about beach stories! My fave summer read so far are The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. :)

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  31. I've been wanting to read Rebecca every since I saw the movie, and The Princess Diaries is a classic summer read for me. Great list!

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  32. Rebecca was the first gothic romance novel I read. I count it as one of my favorite books of all time. The movie is also one of my favorite Alfred Hitchcock films. My parents worked with Joan Fontaine (Rebecca in the movie) many many years ago in the theater in Chicago. As for Sea Change, I'm looking forward to reading it!

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  33. Great post! I loved Something Borrowed also. I had to read all of Emily's books.

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  34. Great post. I have read The Great Gatsby and the Princess Diaries. Going to have to check out the others.

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  35. This sounds like a great book, I cant wait to get my hands on a copy.

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  36. I really liked Rebecca, but I do admit that I read the great gatsby when I was 13. I found it to be to pretentious for my liking at that time. I will have to read it again,to see if I like it better.

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  37. looking forward to reading the series

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  38. I loved Sea Change! And I've read a lot of those books, they are very good.

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  39. I enjoyed this post. I can't wait to read Sea Change.

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  40. I never read The Great Gatsby, but heard it was a classic. I wonder if I'll read it in school sometime!

    Summer Boys - ooh that one sounds good. ;) I think I've heard of it, too.

    Thanks for this post, I'll have to check out some of these books.

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  41. Sea Change looks wonderful - definitely a summer tbr

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  42. I chose "Rebecca" for a project in high school and LOVED it! Definitely a great choice for summer reading.

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  43. I've seen SEA CHANGE everywhere and have been dying to pick me up a copy! I still can't believe I haven't read it yet! :)
    Love, Hannah

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  44. I've always wanted to read Rebecca! Sea Change looks very summery!

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  45. Rebecca is one of those stories that I feel gets overlooked a lot...

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  46. Amazing!! I really want to read Sea Change. The cover art is also so beautiful. It's on my TBR pile for sure.

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  47. "The Great Gatsby" is wonderful to read, as is the film with Robert Redford. : )

    kneecree @ gmail dot com

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  48. Looove Meg Cabot! She's an excellent writer!~

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  49. You're so lucky! I barely get summer vacations! In the Dominican Republic we have class during the summer! ='( and they're mandatory! I just wish we could have more free time to read or write! I would go to the park and sit under a tree and just read until the sun came down and there was no light left and would have to run because it's no longer safe =P

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  50. Awesome!! I'm really looking forward to reading Sea Change. The cover is great too!

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  51. I haven't read any of those books, although I have seen the movie Rebecca.

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  52. I love the princess diaries it is one of my favorites

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  53. Summer's Boys sounds like a cool book! (The other books do too!)

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  54. What a fabulous set of books. It makes great summer reading.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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