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Blog Tour: Pretty in Punxsutawney

A mashup of Groundhog Day and Pretty in Pink, the book stars a senior who is forced to relive the first day at her new school in an endless loop. Andie is convinced she needs true love's kiss to break the curse, but instead discovers how a high school filled with cliques and misfits can find common ground despite everyone's differences.

Pretty In Punxsutawney
by Laurie Boyle Crompton
Publisher: Blink
Release date: January 22, 2019

Genre: Young Adult -- Contemporary, Romance



Andie has had the worst first day at school and what makes it even worse is that she wakes up the next morning to re live it again. She gets stuck in this loop of living the same day over and over again. Andie has to figure out how to get out of this endless loop and doing so she has to pay attention to her life and 1980s movies.

This book is a lot of fun and has so many 80s movie references. I could also see people who have not see these 80s movie getting lost by all the references. I think the reader will really enjoy the lessons that Andie learned. Her character is super quirky and fun. This is definitely a fun and light read that I think most would enjoy.

Favorite Quotes:

So what if I can't clap in time to save my life? I have the greatest power of all in my possession. I own time. I've got time handcuffed in my closet and I can do anything I want. I tune in just as one of the girls is asking if I plan on making practice for cheerleader tryouts later. It feels like fate when I answer her with a wide smile. "What time and where?"

"Being a girl is not a competition."

"Sometimes, we’re simply enjoying whatever day we happen to be in."

Laurie Boyle Crompton is the YA author of the upcoming PRETTY IN PUNXSUTAWNEY (Blink/HarperCollins 2019) as well as ADRENALINE CRUSH (Macmillan/2014, Square Fish/2016), BLAZE (or Love in the Time of Supervillains), THE REAL PROM QUEENS OF WESTFIELD HIGH and LOVE AND VANDALISM (Sourcebooks/2013, 2014, 2017). Growing up in ‘Pennsyltucky’ in the 1980s, Laurie couldn't wait to escape rural life. After saving up her tips from waitressing at a local greasy spoon at 18 she packed up her acid wash jeans and moved to NY. Where everyone else had stopped wearing acid wash.

She graduated first in her class from St. John’s University with a BA in English and Journalism. Since then she’s written for national magazines like ALLURE, survived a teaching stint at an all-boy high school, and appeared on Good Day New York several times as a Toy Expert. And yes, ‘toy expert’ is an actual profession. Really.

She has lived in places like Orlando, Florida where she and her husband spent all of their spare time and money visiting theme parks before moving to the Cotswolds in England for six months, which was every bit as cool as that sounds. The Cromptons are now back in New York where their two children resent never going to Disney.

Laurie occasionally enjoys hanging out in fields of blooming flowers
and also referring to herself in the third person.



Prize: 5 finished copies of Pretty In Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton (USA only)
Starts: 1/7/19
Ends:  1/16/19

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Tour Schedule:

January 7

That Artsy Reader Girl - Welcome Interview

January 8

A Court of Coffee and Books - Review
Latte Nights Reviews - Review
The Book Duchesses - Review

January 9

The Book Return - Review + Favorite Quotes
A Backwards Story - Review
Book Briefs - Review

January 10

We Live and Breathe Books - Author Guest Post
Here's to Happy Endings - Review
Dazzled By Books - Review + Favorite Quotes

January 11

Moonlight Rendezvous - Review
Pink Polka Dot Books - Author Q&A
Min Reads and Reviews - Review

January 12

Resch Reads & Reviews - Review
Ramblings of a Book Nerd - Review

January 13

A New Look On Books - Author Guest Post
Confessions of a YA Reader - Review + Favorite Quotes
Everywhere and Nowhere - Review

January 14

That Bookish Princess - Review
Lisa Loves Literature - Review
Betwixt the Pages - Review

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