I am so excited to be part of the blog tour for FOREVERLAND by NICOLE C. KEAR. This heartfelt middle-grade book released by Imprint on April 21st. This tour is hosted by Turn the Page Tours. You can find the book wherever books are sold. Stick around for my review and information on how to win a copy!
Margaret is tired of everything always changing. Middle school has gone from bad to worse. Her best friend is becoming a stranger. And her family—well, it's not even a family anymore.
So Margaret is running away to Foreverland, her favorite amusement park. Hiding out there is trickier than she expects--until she meets Jaime, a thrill-seeking, a fast-thinking runaway who teaches Margaret how to stay one step ahead of the captain of security.
At first, this after-hours, all-access pass to the park is a dream come true: sleepovers in the Haunted House, nonstop junk food, and an unlimited ticket to ride. But as the runaways learn each other’s secrets, they must face the reasons they left their normal lives behind. With the Captain closing in and Jaime's future on the line, can Margaret finally take control?
Have you ever imagined running away as a kid, and going somewhere totally amazing? I used to dream about leaving my house and running away to the aquarium and sleeping right under the penguin exhibit because I used to have a thing for penguins. Foreverland is like that dream of living in a spectacular place. For Margaret, the place of her dreams is the amusement park, Foreverland.
We begin the book with a desperate girl who wants nothing more than to harness her freedom and spend a stolen night in the amusement park. Something has happened at home, but we're only given tiny hints. What we do know is that she's distraught and not thinking clearly, but to Margaret, her idea of living in Foreverland is the cleverest decision she's ever made.
But her naggling worries that she's tried to push away come to a head when her backpack is found after she spends the night sleeping in a haunted house. When she realizes security is after her, or the strange boy she's been seeing around the park, she reels. She is without money, her change of clothes, and her beloved photos and lovey. This makes her choose to trust the strange boy, Jamie, and together they cook up a plan to get her backpack back from lost and Found without getting caught.
As time passes, Margaret begins to fret about how much terror she's probably caused her family. But getting out of the park isn't as easy it was getting in. Teaming up with Jamie, who has secrets of his own, she realizes she needs her loved ones and that she can't get through life by running away from her problems. To help Jamie, and herself, she narrowly outsmarts part security to find her way back home.
Get ready to be immersed in a world of rides and greasy park food. Kids-as well as adults-will absolutely love this book. This is exactly the type of book I would read as a child. The themes of friendship and forgiveness, as well as lots of adventure and heart will captivate you. I have a feeling this will be a favorite for a lot of tweens and adults. This is one of my favorites of 2021.
Up for grabs, we have THREE (3) paperback copies of Foreverland by Nicole C. Kear & ONE (1) K'NEX Thrill Rides Shark Attack Roller Coaster Building Set. This giveaway will run from April 26th to May 3rd at 11:59 PM CST and is open to US residents only.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nicole C. Kear is the author of the memoir Now I See You (St. Martin’s Press), chosen as a Must-Read by People, Amazon, Martha Stewart Living, Parade, Redbook, and Marie Claire UK among others. Her books for children include the middle grade novel Foreverland, the chapter series The Fix-It Friends, and the middle grade series The Startup Squad, co-written with Brian Weisfeld (all published by Macmillan Kids’ Imprint). Her essays appear in the New York Times, Good Housekeeping, New York, Psychology Today, Parents, as well as Salon, the Huffington Post and xoJane. She teaches non-fiction writing at Columbia University and the NYU School of Professional Studies.
A native of New York, she received a BA from Yale, a MA from Columbia, and a red nose from the San Francisco School of Circus Arts. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, three children and two teddy bear hamsters.