The Sweet Dead Life Blog Tour: Guest Post by Joy Preble + Giveaway

Joy Preble

Joy Preble is the author of the popular and highly acclaimed Dreaming Anastasia series. A former English teacher, Joy grew up in Chicago and is a graduate of Northwestern University. She is now a full time writer and lives with her family in Texas, where she has learned to say "y'all" without any hint of irony. A tireless advocate for literacy and great books, she is at the center of the all-important Texas YA scene.

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Who would Joy cast for Casey?

For Casey Samuels, stoner guy turned guardian angel/unlikely hero with a heart of gold and some stubborn bad habits, my current choice is Logan Lerman, who was Charlie in Perks of Being a Wallflower and also starred in the Percy Jackson film, among many other roles. He physically looks like the Casey in my head – at least enough – and I think he has the emotional range to play someone who is very much the reluctant hero. Because Casey has been plodding through life since his dad disappeared five years ago and his mom has progressively become almost comatose. He takes care of Jenna, works two jobs, and has a little recreational drug habit that gets him through the long nights. Hardly angelic, Casey Samuels. And then there's the care accident and everything changes. Casey has to step it up. He looks hot now. He has angel mojo. And a mystery to solve. I think Logan Lerman could totally play all that.

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SWOON. I would definitely want to see Logan play Casey! Thank you so much to Joy Preble for stopping by and telling us who she would cast. Here's a little bit about The Sweet Dead Life:

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“I found out two things today. One, I think I’m dying. And two, my brother is a perv.”

So begins the diary of 14-year-old Jenna Samuels, who is having a very bad eighth-grade year. Her single mother spends all day in bed. Dad vanished when she was eight. Her 16-year-old brother, Casey, tries to hold together what’s left of the family by working two after-school jobs— difficult, as he’s stoned all the time. To make matters worse, Jenna is sick. When she collapses one day, Casey tries to race her to the hospital in their beat-up Prius and crashes instead.

Jenna wakes up in the ER to find Casey beside her. Beatified. Literally. The flab and zits? Gone. Before long, Jenna figures out that Casey didn’t survive the accident at all. He’s an “A-word.” (She can’t bring herself to utter the truth.) Soon they discover that Jenna isn’t just dying: she’s being poisoned. And Casey has been sent back to help solve the mystery that not only holds the key to her survival, but also to their mother’s mysterious depression and father’s disappearance.

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Thanks to Soho Teen, you can win a finished copy of The Sweet Dead Life!

The Rules:
  • Open to US ONLY.
  • The winner has 48 hours to respond to the email or another winner shall be chosen.
  • The book will be sent out by the publisher.
  • This giveaway will run until the 27th of May.
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1 comment:

  1. I think he's perfect because you can tell he can be focused and serious but also a rebel and funny:))

    Thank you:)


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