All righty then. Here I go with the first of my giveaway contest series, and the prize is well worth your contest entry: my own virtually pristine copy (I treat my books well) of this bestselling MG novel, published last year by Knopf. It's an easy contest for me to begin the series with - easy peasy, as Maddie from CODE NAME VERITY would say - because I've already reviewed the book on this blog. I should add, though, that as I just learned today, Auggie's facial deformity is due to Treacher-Collins Syndrome, which is a very real condition and which Palacio obviously researched extensively in order to be able to create such a compelling version of it in Auggie.
So. Are we ready? The correct response, as my son and I have learned during our epic crossword-puzzle matches: "I was born ready." Okay, let's go. Here's the question:
As a child, what were you told (other than not to stare) about people who were "different" in some way? Looking back now, what do you think about that advice?
That's it! This contest will run until next Sunday night at midnight Eastern time, or until however long I choose to extend it beyond then. The person who submits the answer I like the most will win my copy of the book, regardless of where in the world he or she lives. LET'S DO THIS THING!!