BBAW: Forgotten Treasure (and giveaway)

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Today's topic is the forgotten treasure -- a book that maybe hasn't gotten the buzz you think it deserves. You know the buzz books, the ones you see reviewed everywhere. The ones where you're pretty much forced to read them just so you can have an idea what everyone is talking about. The forgotten treasure could be a forgotten classic or an under marketed contemporary fiction.

The book I've chosen to highlight today is one that I read earlier this year -- one that I was a little hesitant about because of the topic but that I ended up thoroughly enjoying! That book is

The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins


You can see my review here. When I say I wasn't sure about the topic, it's because it's about Pavee Gypsies in Ireland in the 1950's. Everything about that is sort of foreign to me and I feared it wouldn't interest me. BUT, I found their culture more fascinating than not and found that the main character, Christy, was absolutely lovable and relatable. He was self-conscious about his differences and trying to fit into the group of kids at school, and this was a topic almost anyone could relate to. As I said in my review, I loved the writing and the characters. The lifestyle of the characters might also bring up some interesting discussions or thoughts as to fitting in with society and the decisions parents make about how their family will live. Definitely read my review for the rest of my thoughts. But I thought this was a book that had many different aspects to it that were well put together. I haven't seen much about this in the blogosphere and thought it deserved some more attention!


I will be giving away one copy of this book anywhere in the world which I will order from the book depository. Anyone can enter. Just fill out the form below. The winner will be chosen on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010.


14 comments:

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

this book looks realy interesting, nice review! and thanks for the giveaway :)

Pixie said...

Sounds interesting, and I like the cover.

Maw Books said...

I got this one from the Book Blog Con when we were both there. So it's in the house!

irisonbooks said...

This looks really interesting. And I love that it is about Ireland!

mel u said...

this sounds like a great book and thanks so much for having the giveaway contest

Chris said...

This does sound interesting!

Rebecca said...

This sounds like a very interesting book! I really like the cover and the time it is set has me intrigued

http://becksbookpicks.blogspot.com/2010/09/bbaw-forgotten-treasures-day-4.html

Zibilee said...

I have a copy of this just waiting for me, and now I am so excited to read it all over again! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds delightful! Thanks for sharing....

Here's mine:

http://snowconnections.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/bbaw-forgotten-treasures/

S. Krishna said...

This sounds really interesting, thanks for introducing me to it!

Darren @ Bart's Bookshelf said...

sounds like a great book. many thanks for the giveaway!

Darren @ Bart's Bookshelf said...

sounds a really great read.

Jennifer said...

Hi,

I'm new to your blog but it looks great. This book also sounds very interesting. You have a new follower!

Kari said...

I have this book sitting on my shelf but I haven't been inspired to read it til now. Glad you featured it!

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