Win A Copy of When We Were Good by Suzanne Sutherland

9301350521 3bd514d0b3 o Win A Copy of When We Were Good by Suzanne SutherlandLast summer, I reviewed Suzanne Sutherland‘s debut YA novel, When We Were Good, here on YABookShelf.com, and I kind of loved it. You may have read the review already (or if you haven’t yet, you still can), and if you’re at all interested in Canadian YA, novels about suicide or suicidal ideation, LGBT teens, or the city of Toronto and its history, then I suggest you pick up the book. It’s the kind of book that will stick with you long after you’ve reached the ending and offers a realistic, not-wrapped-up-in-a-pretty-bow conclusion that nevertheless leaves the reader with a feeling of hope. What more can you ask for in teen lit?

Sound good? Then if you’re either a Canadian or US resident, get ready to do your happy dance now because I just so happen to have an extra copy lying around my apartment, and I want to give you the chance to win When We Were Good to read, love, and cherish on your exploding bookshelves (hmm…maybe the title of this blog post gave it away..oops).

Use out the Rafflecopter form below to enter between now and January 25, 2014 at midnight, and most importantly, good luck!

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  11 comments for “Win A Copy of When We Were Good by Suzanne Sutherland

  1. Adrienne Gillespie
    January 15, 2014 at 6:37 am

    This is a book I’ve had on my “to read” list for a while. I thinks since I read your blog about it. My library doesn’t have it (I keep checking), so I;d love to wins a copy!

  2. Alicia
    January 15, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    I suffered from postpartum depression after my first son but didn’t know I had it until it turned into anxiety/depression when I returned back to work. I spoke with my doctor and received help. I also had to change professions because being in that job (and my boss) wasn’t helping with my anxiety.

  3. January 15, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Talking about depression, whether postpartum or another type, is so important because it’s the only way to get past the taboos surrounding it, so I’m glad you felt comfortable enough to share your experience here, Alicia.

  4. January 15, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Good luck, Adrienne! Even if you do end up winning a copy, why don’t you request that your library gets a copy of it, too. Then many more people will be able to check out this amazing story!

  5. January 16, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I’ve wanted to read this book ever since I first heard about it. Some other titles you might be interested in are Suicide Notes by Micheal Thomas Ford or Kiss the Morning Star by Elissa Janine Hoole.

  6. January 16, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Thanks for the recommendations, Christa! I haven’t read either of those books yet, nor have I even heard of them. Now on my way to Goodreads to check out the descriptions. :)

  7. TW
    January 16, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I’ve never actually read many books about suicide. I do read alot of YA, but they tend to be more fantasy based now that I think about it. I do have Thirteen Reasons Why in my TBR pile, but it’s been buried under a mountain of books for over a year now.

  8. January 17, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Thanks for commenting! I think that, like youm a lot of people read mainly fantasy-based YA novels, and I certainly read my fair share of them as well. However, I also read a lot of contemporary books, including ones about suicide or depression. Thirteen Reasons Why is good, but the one I always recommend is Nina LaCour’s Hold Still if you or someone you know is interested in the topic. It’s about a teen girl whose best friend committed suicide.

  9. Mindy D
    January 18, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    My best friend struggled with depression, anorexia, and cutting.

  10. January 19, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Thanks for commenting about your experience, Mindy. I hope that she was able to get help and is feeling better now. It must’ve been hard to see her struggling.

  11. Sarah Wheatley
    January 24, 2014 at 8:08 am

    As a high school librarian, this would be a great addition to the collection.

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