Free Book Friday: Perfectly Good White Boy by Carrie Mesrobian

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This week’s giveaway is an exciting one for all you YA lit fans out there: Perfectly Good White Boy by Carrie Mesrobian, the Morris Award-nominated author of Sex & Violence.

Sean Norwhalt can read between the lines.

“You never know where we’ll end up. There’s so much possibility in life, you know?” Hallie said.

He knows she just dumped him. He was a perfectly good summer boyfriend, but now she’s off to college, and he’s still got another year to go. Her pep talk about futures and “possibilities” isn’t exactly comforting. Sean’s pretty sure he’s seen his future and its “possibilities,” and they all look


Like the crappy rental his family moved into when his dad left.
Like all the unwanted filthy old clothes he stuffs into the rag baler at his thrift-store job.
Like everything good he’s ever known.

The only hopeful possibilities in Sean’s life are the Marine Corps, where no one expected he’d go, and Neecie Albertson, whom he never expected to care about.

“We’re something else. Some other thing. I don’t know what you’d call it. Maybe there’s a word, though. Maybe I’ll think of it tomorrow, when it won’t matter,” Neecie said.

Carrie Mesrobian follows her critically acclaimed debut, Sex & Violence, with another powerful and wrenching portrait of a teenage boy on the precipice of the new American future.

For a blog post on how our designers created the cover, click here.

If you’d like to win Perfectly Good White Boy, please leave a comment on this post (including your first and last name), or tweet this line: Free Book Friday! RT to win @CarrieMesrobian’s PERFECTLY GOOD WHITE BOY from @LernerBooks.

We’ll announce the winner on Friday, October 10, so check the blog then to see if you’ve won!

Good luck!