YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes 2.0



The YAmazing Race has now ended! Thanks for all who took part in the Race.
Tomorrow check the Apocalypsies blog for winners of the YAmazing Race prize packs and check here for winners of the Personal Effects ARC and swag! 

Welcome to the Personal Effects stop on the YAmazing Race with MGnificent prizes!

Below you will find all the information you need to answer the Personal Effects quiz question at the end of this leg of the YAmazing Race. PLUS, You can enter a bonus contest right here for an ARC of Personal Effects! (If you landed here by accident, click here to go to the kickoff post at The Apocalypsies Blog, read the complete rules, and start the race from the beginning.)

Now, on to the race!

by E. M. Kokie (Candlewick Press, September 2012)
From Goodreads:

After his older brother dies in Iraq, Matt makes a discovery that rocks his beliefs about strength, bravery, and honor in this page-turning debut.

Ever since his brother, T.J., was killed in Iraq, Matt feels like he’s been sleepwalking through life — failing classes, getting into fights, and avoiding his dad’s lectures about following in his brother’s footsteps. T.J.’s gone, but Matt can’t shake the feeling that if only he could get his hands on his brother’s stuff from Iraq, he’d be able to make sense of his death. But as Matt searches for answers about T.J.’s death, he faces a shocking revelation about T.J.’s life that suggests he may not have known T.J. as well as he thought. What he learns challenges him to stand up to his father, honor his brother’s memory, and take charge of his own life. With compassion, humor, and a compelling narrative voice, E. M. Kokie explores grief, social mores, and self-discovery in a provocative first novel.


Got all that? Ready for the prize pack quiz at the end of the Killer Penguins Leg of the Race?
(Psssst! Here's a hint:  Take a second look at the cover!)

BEFORE YOU MOVE ON with the race, you can enter to win an ARC of Personal Effects right here!
It's easy! Simply fill out the entry form below to enter!

One entrant will win an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) of Personal Effects.
Two others will win consolation swag dog tags, like these:

Ready to move on to the next stop in the YAmazing Race ?

Then go to Zoraida Cordova’s website, the next stop on the Killer Penguins leg of the Race!
Good luck, and happy racing.  (And watch out for those killer penguins!)

Note: The YAmazing Race will run from Wednesday, May 2nd at noon EST through Tuesday, May 8th at noon EST. Race Prize Pack Winners will be posted on the Apocalypsies Blog on Wednesday May 9th. Winners of the Personal Effects ARC and swag will be announced here as soon as practicable after the close of the Race.


By E.M. Kokie

Author of young adult fiction, including PERSONAL EFFECTS (Candlewick, 2012) and RADICAL (Candlewick Press, Fall 2016). Often opinionated. Sometimes Sarcastic.

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