Illegal Blog Tour with Bettina Restrepo + GIVEAWAY

Hey Everyone!

Illegal is Bettina Restrepo's just recently released YA debut! I unfortunately haven't gotten to get the book, but Mrs. Restrepo was incredibly amazing and gave me a sneak peek and I really want to get this book NOW :D. Without further delay, here's a Tour of Bettina Restrepo's Bookshelf!

I really loved the funny comments! a couple of those definitely still in my TBR pile :S.

here's a blurb of Illegal! (from Goodreads)

A promise.
A promise that we would be together on my fifteenth birthday . . .
Instead, Nora is on a desperate journey far away from home. When her father leaves their beloved Mexico in search of work, Nora stays behind. She fights to make sense of her loss while living in poverty—waiting for her father's return and a better day. When the letters and money stop coming, Nora decides that she and her mother must look for him in Texas. After a frightening experience crossing the border, the two are all alone in a strange place. Now, Nora must find the strength to survive while aching for small comforts: friends, a new school, and her precious quinceañera.
Bettina Restrepo's gripping, deeply hopeful debut novel captures the challenges of one girl's unique yet universal immigrant experience.

and now, the amazing GIVEAWAY!

Prize: 1 of 5 signed copies of Illegal by Bettina Restrepo!

If you would like to participate in a signed giveaway of Illegal
please answer the following question.

How do gangs affect your community? 

  • Leave your answer in the comments.
  • Leave your town/state/country (optional)
  • Participants must be 13 years of age or older.

You do NOT need to be a follower of my blog (although it would be nice :D) and the Winner will be announced on Bettina Restrepo's Facebook and Twitter, on April 1. This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL!

Thanks so much to Bettina Restrepo for the amazing video, the fantastic giveaway and for stopping by Confessions of a Readaholic! 


  1. I love Bettina's bookshelf- I love the Star Wars Pop Up Book!:D

    Gangs are getting more and more prevalent in my community. There is a LOT of knife crime- there are a lot of teens getting killed (for stupid reasons most of the time). It makes me angry. Also, another thing that's becoming common is gangs having dog fights. It's too scary to think about.

    Thank you for the giveaway! I would love to read Illegal.



  2. Great bookshelf!!
    Gangs don't really affect my area too much. There is just a lot of riff raff that's around here. Not so much a gang, but there are bad parts of my town.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  3. I live in a small village where there are no gangs, so it doesn't affect my community that much!But in other bigger cities around they do have gangs of problem teens who terrorize the neighborhood.

    marjoleinbookblog at gmail dot com

  4. This entry closes out this blogs contestants. Thank you so much and winners will be announced on my FB and twitter on 4-1


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