Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock

That’s the day the trouble started.
The trouble that nearly ruined my life.
The trouble that turned me Dark.
The trouble that begs me for revenge.

Celia Door enters her freshman year of high school with giant boots, dark eyeliner, and a thirst for revenge against Sandy Firestone, the girl who did something unspeakable to Celia last year.

But then Celia meets Drake, the cool new kid from New York City who entrusts her with his deepest, darkest secret. When Celia’s quest for justice threatens her relationship with Drake, she’s forced to decide which is sweeter: revenge or friendship.

This debut novel from Karen Finneyfrock establishes her as a bright, bold, razor-sharp new voice for teens.

“Finneyfrock writes poetry with muscular verve and narrative push. The depth and breadth suggested in just a few polished images placed next to each other will make you reconsider what poetry can do.”
~Paul Constant, The Stranger.

“Finneyfrock’s work strikes the perfect tonal balance of humor, devastation and real storytelling-never just using metaphor for metaphor’s sake.”
~Amber Tamblyn, Bust Magazine.

“Karen Finneyfrock is a rare example of a slam poet who writes excellent poetry,” ~ Paul Constant, The Stranger.

Karen Finneyfrock contributed a poem titled “Newer Colossus.” I’ll remember that night not for the soup or song but as the first time I heard that poem. The poets of 1968, mostly now demised, would have loved it, this evidence that their legacy is alive.
~ Regina Hackett, Art Critic Seattle Post Intelligencer

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Karen Finneyfrock is a poet, novelist and teaching artist in Seattle, WA. Her young adult novel, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door, is due from Viking Children’s Books on February 21, 2013.Her second book of poems, Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, was released on Write Bloody press in 2010. She is a formerWriter-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House in Seattle and teaches forSeattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools program. In 2010, Karen traveled to Nepal as a Cultural Envoy through the US Department of State to perform and teach poetry and in 2011, she did a reading tour in Germanysponsored by the US Embassy.

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  1. My biggest fear is being dependent on another person.

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! This book has been on my want list for a while and I was sad when I got the 'no' from Netgalley...

  2. That I could loose the person I love

  3. Giving your trust but then they betray you.

  4. Everything. I'm afraid he won't love me for me. I'm afraid I won't love him for him. I'm afraid I'll get stuck settling without my realizing it. I'm afraid of failing. I'm afraid of betrayal. Basically, I'm a giant commitmentphobe. I'm working on it, haha.

  5. I have met and been completely impressed with Karen in her work with poets at my alma mater, Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. This chick is the real deal. I can't wait to read her book.

    Biggest relationship fear? Hmm. I've been married to my best friend for 30 years, so not a lot of fear there. Fear of being broke, maybe? 'cuz that's always challenging.

  6. Getting hurt. It's hard for me to completely trust men. I hope to change this in the future.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  7. Betrayal. I'm currently long distance, and that thought often is in the back of my mind.

  8. I hate any conflict whatsoever, but I fear what comes by avoiding it.

  9. Maybe is being dependent on another person

  10. cheating ...
    i am afraid the ones i love is a cheater...

  11. That they'll think I'm unattractive.

  12. Surely betrayal :(

  13. For me, my biggest fear is Trust. I've trusted my ex-husband to spend the rest of our lives together and he let me down. I'm just tired of trusting people and then I get screwed over in the end. Its actually really hard for me to trust anyone any more. Thank you for a chance to win your giveaway!

  14. Not being able to freely be myself.

    I'm terrified of him not accepting me for what I really am T_T

    Why do you ask such hard questions JEan! lol

  15. Love only going one way. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. I'm terrified that one person in the relationship just fades away.

  17. I fear forgetting myself..
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  18. Giving your trust but then they betray you.

  19. My biggest fear is trusting issue. If you've ever break up because the other person lies to you then it's hard for you to get into another new relationship. Your trust is broken and it may take a while to heal or never at all.

  20. I think trust is very important in a relationship.