Sunday Street Team: Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu-5 Fave Quotes+GIVEAWAY!


HELLO EVERYONE! I am so excited to be participating in the Sunday Street Team for MAKING PRETTY by Corey Ann Haydu! MAKING PRETTY release this Tuesday, May 12, and I’m so excited to share this book with you! Take a look at the synopsis of the book and click the cover to add it to your TBR on Goodreads!

Today, I have Corey Ann Haydu, the author of MAKING PRETTY in the blog with her 5 favorite quotes from the book!

“My father is a man who gets engaged in the summer to beautiful women who I feel bad for.”

“Girls without mothers are, like, strong and weak at the same time. We’re all powerful, you know?Like we have a special secret power and secret pain and they’re both more, like, vast than anyone knows.”

“We’re Montana and Karissa. We eat cheese on stolen plates in the middle of the night on the stoop. We are spectacular.”

“I want to see you in the streetlights,” he says.

“You make things make sense,” I say on the sidewalk, looking up at someone’s rooftop, filled with bushes and potted plants and all the things we New Yorkers do to make the city look more like the country, to have the best of both worlds.”

(Thanks for stopping by, Corey!)

About The Book:

MakingPretty-new_smTitle: MAKING PRETTY

Author: Corey Ann Haydu

Pub. Date: May 12, 2015

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (HarperTeen)

Pages: 368

Find it: AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

Montana and her sister, Arizona, are named after the mountainous states their mother left them for. But Montana is a New York City girl through and through, and as the city heats up, she’s stepping into the most intense summer of her life.

With Arizona wrapped up in her college world and their father distracted by yet another divorce, Montana’s been immersing herself in an intoxicating new friendship with a girl from her acting class. Karissa is bold, imperfectly beautiful, and unafraid of being vulnerable. She’s everything Montana would like to become. But the friendship with Karissa is driving a wedge between Montana and her sister, and the more of her own secrets Karissa reveals, the more Montana has to wonder if Karissa’s someone she can really trust.

In the midst of her uncertainty, Montana finds a heady distraction in Bernardo. He’s serious and spontaneous, and he looks at Montana in the way she wants to be seen. For the first time, Montana understands how you can become both lost and found in somebody else. But when that love becomes everything, where does it leave the rest of her imperfect life?


Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a signed copy of MAKING PRETTY! US Only.

1 winner will receive a hardcover of OCD LOVE STORY! US Only.


Corey Ann HayduAbout Corey:

Corey Ann Haydu is the author of OCD LOVE STORY, LIFE BY COMMITTEE, MAKING PRETTY and her upcoming middle grade debut, RULES FOR STEALING STARS. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and The New School’s Writing for Children MFA program, Corey has been working in children’s publishing since 2009.

In 2013, Corey was chosen as one of Publisher Weekly’s Flying Starts. Her books have been Junior Library Guild Selections, Indie Next Selections, and BCCB Blue Ribbon Selections. Corey also teaches YA Novel Writing with Mediabistro and is adapting her debut novel, OCD LOVE STORY into a high school play, which will have its first run in Fall 2015. Corey lives in Brooklyn with her dog, her boyfriend, and a wide selection of cheese.



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