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Friday, September 5, 2014

Book Trailer Friday #2: ZAC & MIA by A.J. Betts (YA)

I have a new addiction: BOOK TRAILERS!!!
I'm an "old lady" who doesn't do much late Friday nights except read... 
until I discovered that there are a lot of book trailers out there! And more and more are being made and released, and I cannot help myself! I'm going to start sharing a few of my old and new favorite book trailers :) 

by A.J. Betts
Release date: September 2nd, 2014
Published by: HMH Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Format: Hardcover, eBook 


The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this tough and tender young adult novel that's a lot about love (and a little about cancer).

Winner of the 2012 Australian Text Prize

"When I was little I believed in Jesus and Santa, spontaneous combustion, and the Loch Ness monster. Now I believe in science, statistics, and antibiotics." 

So says seventeen-year-old Zac Meier during a long, grueling leukemia treatment in Perth, Australia. 

A loud blast of Lady Gaga alerts him to the presence of Mia, the angry, not-at-all-stoic cancer patient in the room next door. 

Once released, the two near-strangers can't forget each other, even as they desperately try to resume normal lives. 

The story of their mysterious connection drives this unflinchingly tough, tender novel told in two voices.

ZAC & MIA's book trailer


I honestly don't know what to think, especially since I have recently/already read the book...
I feel like the characters voices are falling a bit flat and not really reflecting their personalities.

Other than that, the summary is spot on and I really, really loved this book to pieces! 

This is right up there with the works of Rainbow Rowell's ELEANOR & PARK and E. Lockhart's writing in WE WERE LIARS... a true favorite!!! 

What do you think of ZAC & MIA?!?!
My review will be posted sometime on September 13th or 14th... 

Got any favorite book trailers?! Please share!!! 

1 comment:

  1. I plan to pick up Zac & Mia soon, but I think that trailer is really cute! I love the animated look to it. Although I haven't read the book the voice of Mia sounds a little old, but I am SO excited to read this book!

    -Emily @ Books & Cleverness


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