HELLO? by Liza Wiemer
Pub. Date: November 10 (TODAY!), 2015
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Hello It’s me I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet
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Brenda. Angie. Emerson. Brian. Tricia.
Brenda is trying to find her place in the world. She is a screenwriter who is moving to New York soon for college.
Angie is waiting for her boyfriend to ask her to prom. She gets lost in her poetry.
Emerson wants to break up with his girlfriend, but is scared. He gets a call one night from an unknown number.
Brian is an artist who is taking care of his girlfriend. He doesn’t think he can stand it much longer.
Tricia is mourning her grandma’s passing. As a last resort, she calls her grandma’s old phone number.
Somehow, some way, these 5 Wisconsin teens’ stories intertwine and mesh together. Liza Wiemer’s YA debut, HELLO? is sure to capture readers with its unique concept and fluid storytelling.
HELLO? is such an incredible story that, to be told well, has to be executed correctly. Guess what? This book was. The POVs in this book are unique and each new chapter brings an exciting perspective and an inspiring Ralph Waldo Emerson quote. (OMG is that why Emerson’s name is Emerson? *mind blown*) I love how Liza alternated between narrative, screenplay, and poetry to tell the stories of the characters based on their passions. Overall, HELLO? was a wonderfully played out book with great character development and writing. Would I recommend this? HELLO? What are you talking about? Yes I would!
(1) winner will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card (Int) and (3) winners will receive annotated copies of HELLO? !!!!!!!!!!
About Liza Wiemer:
I am the author of two non-fiction adult books, short stories, and newspaper and magazine articles. A pre-school to high school educator now writing YA fiction full time, which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! And I’m a diehard Green Bay Packers fan.
For my author posts on writing and my upcoming YA novel HELLO?: http://www.LizaWiemer.com
Unique “job” experiences: I spent a summer selling popcorn in a Koepsell’s popcorn wagon while listening to awesome music on the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee. I also know my way around a fender and a quarter panel and under the hood of a car. I spent a few years driving to accident scenes, scrapyards, hospitals, auto repair shops as a claims adjuster for an insurance company.