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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

BOOK TOUR & Giveaway - Both Sides by Paul Stawski

Imagine if you were in a tragic accident – unable to move or speak but otherwise cognizant of everything around you. Imagine hearing doctors deciding your fate without you having a voice in the outcome.

Alex is a 16-year-old girl who finds herself in that exact situation in Both Sides, a novel that begins when – while on a class field trip – Alex and another girl, Sandra, end up in a horrible accident.

If the doctors act quickly, they may be able to save one body…and one brain. Amid the confusion and uncertainty, we hear everything that’s going on in Alex’s mind – from her initial disbelief to her quips about the absurdity of it all to her realization that she may have to go through the rest of her life living in the body of a girl she couldn’t stand. If she survives.

Both Sides tackles these issues and more. Within its pages every reader will find her own answers and discover, in the end, a story of courage and a girl who never before existed.

Award-winning author Paul E. Stawski captures the minute-by-minute struggles of a 16-year-old girl whose world is suddenly turned upside down in Both Sides. Radical brain surgery is the only option. Time is running out and Alex’s mind is racing: will she still be the same person when she comes out on the other side?

"Paul E. Stawski's novel, Both Sides, is a must read for many reasons. It's riveting plot twists make this book irresistible and I was unable to put it down. The entire story captured my attention and the cliffhangers at the end of each chapter made me want to read more. Fast paced and suspenseful, Both Sides is a must read for anyone looking for a great novel." - review from Goodreads

"This book is a great story about inner and outer struggles of this young girls mind. I think it should be a book that all young people should take the time to read and really think about the overall message." - review from Goodreads

"This book had me hooked from the first page. It is a very involving story about a girl who has been in an accident-- and it's told from "inside her head." She is in a coma but she can hear the doctors discussing how to save her. It makes you wonder how much someone can really hear in a coma." - review from Amazon

Paul E. Stawski won the Highlights for Children fiction contest for his short story, Code Red, a science-fiction story about a little girl who has to make a very grown-up decision. As a child, Paul was the subject of Newbery-Award winning author Lois Lenski's We Live in the North. Then, as an adult, he taught at an all-girls' high school before becoming a full-time writer. Both Sides is his first novel, he is currently writing the second book in the Both Sides series, Taking Sides due to be released January 2014. He lives in Troy, Michigan, with his wife and two cats.

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Taking Sides is the second book in the Both Sides series. In BOTH SIDES, Alex grappled with the idea of her brain being transplanted into Sandra’s brain-dead body. In TAKING SIDES, she struggles with her new reality, starting with the ride home from the hospital and the ensuing media circus. She’s now a celebrity who literally comes face-to-face with her new identity every time she looks in the mirror – and every time someone else looks at her. How will her friends react? How will Sandra’s? And what about their classmates and their parents? With everyone taking sides, Alex begins to wonder: is anyone on her side?

Tour Dates


Courtesy of author of Both Sides, Paul Stawski
Ending on Sunday 8th December at 11.59pm EST
Open Worldwide !!
Enter Below & Good Luck !!

Sharon x

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  1. Sharon held a FABULOUS Blog Tour for my young adult novel BOTH SIDES! Great people, great reviews and someone I will definitely go with again!

    1. Thank you Paul, I'm so glad you enjoyed your first book tour. Both Sides has been and still is such a talking point amongst all the tour hosts such a fantastic read bringing so many 'what ifs' to the table. It was a pleasure to host, thanku xx


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