ABOUT EM AND EM:
Em and Em by Linda Budzinski
Publication Date: Sept 15, 2015
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Genre: YA, Contemporary
The last thing sixteen-year-old Emily Slovkowski wants is to move away from her home at the Jersey shore, gorgeous surfer boyfriend Zach, and her entire identity. But that’s kind of how Witness Protection works, and Em must prepare herself for an epic do-over as she starts a new life in the Midwest.
Even as she pines for sandy beaches and the night life of the shore, the newly-named Ember O’Malley finds herself making new friends, taking photos for the high school newspaper, and thinking an awful lot about the paper’s editor, an oddly cute cowboy named Charles.
When Em stumbles upon a shady beneath-the-bleachers exchange between one of the school’s football coaches and a student, she refuses to get involved. The last thing she needs is to be witness to another crime or call attention to herself. Besides, she finally has some real friends – well, real except for the fact that they don’t know a single thing about her – and she prefers to keep it that way until the trial.
But as her day in court approaches, Em begins piecing together what she saw that day beneath the bleachers. And, as her own past secrets start to catch up with her, Em needs to figure out who she really is – Em or Em.
I loved they this story was written, easy to follow, I didn’t get confused. It starts out with 16 year old Ember, and her younger sister Tricia first day of school in a new city and Ember doesn’t want to be. She wants to be back home with her boyfriend. But she can’t, she saw something and now she is in witness protection. I loved how this story moved along, and even going back and telling the story of how she got to where she is and why. Such a hard thing for a 16 year old and her family had deal with. I loved how she was accepted into her new school and how she had friends, even though she didn’t want any. She loved photographer and she was able to get on the school newspaper.
I was glad to be able to read this story. I feel it is an awesome story for young adults to read. I feel the characters were developed and easy to understand and read. I loved the eye-opener at the end of the story. Great story line, awesome characters and friendships.
About the Author:
Linda Acorn Budzinski decided in the second grade that she wanted to be a “Paperback Writer,” just like in the Beatles song. She majored in journalism in college and now works in marketing and communications. She spent 18 years at a trade association in the funeral service industry, where she discovered that funeral directors are some of the bravest and most compassionate people on earth. Linda lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Joe, and their chihuahua, Demitria. She has two step-daughters, Eris and Sarah. THE FUNERAL SINGER is her debut novel. She is represented by Andrea Somberg of Harvey Klinger Inc.
THE FUNERAL SINGER is Linda Budzinski’s first novel.
Giveaway Information: Contest ends October 2, 2015
- One (1) winner will receive a digital copy of Em and Em by Linda Budzkinski and a $10 Amazon GC (INT)