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Enter to Win a Copy of ‘Brother, Brother’ from Macmillan | Giveaway

Imagine being 17 and just losing your grandmother, the woman who raised you. As if a day like that isn’t devastating and confusing enough, imagine on the same day finding out that everything you know about your family is a complete lie. Oh, and you discover that you have a twin brother! This is the story behind Brother, Brother (Gr 7 Up).

Brother BrotherWith grace and insight, Clay Carmichael tells the story of twin brothers who only recently discovered the existence of the other. On a secluded North Carolina island, they each struggle to find their own identity, which is hidden behind years of family secrets and resentment. Part coming-of-age and part love story, this southern YA literary novel is reminiscent of John Corey Whaley’s award-winning Where Things Come Back (S & S, 2011), and certainly won’t disappoint.

SLJ says, “This prince-and-pauper tale will have readers poised to learn the truth with Brother, rooting for him. This uplifting underdog story will draw thoughtful readers with its well-wrought characters and themes of family secrets, romance, and virtue.”

Five lucky winners will receive a free copy of Brother, Brother by Clay Carmichael. To enter, send an email with your name, shipping address, and email address. Entries must be received by 12pm on October 4, 2013. Winners will be selected in a random drawing and notified via email on or before October 11, 2013. One entry per person, please; prizes will only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

In case you aren’t one of the lucky winners, you can read an excerpt here!

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