Book Giveaway!! He Forgot to Say Goodbye

Book-Giveaway-Seal_DraftWe’re giving away a copy of He Forgot to Say Goodbye (ages 12 and up)written by Benjamin Alire Sáenz-our featured novel for March’s book group meeting!! Check out the following review from Publishers Weekly:

Setting this wise and trenchant coming-of-age story in El Paso, Tex., Sáenz (Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood) alternates between two teenage narrators from very different backgrounds who nonetheless share the same disfiguring pain—their fathers walked out on them years ago. Soft-spoken Ramiro Lopez is the responsible son of a hardworking single mother, a role that intensifies when his bitter younger brother overdoses on heroin; Ram’s high school is next door to that of combative Jake Upthegrove, who’s disgusted with his mother and stepfather’s shallow, materialistic values. As the characters endure traumatic events…the author shows them developing redemptive friendships—all the while preserving their highly individuated voices. The protagonists and their friends seem so real and earn the audience’s loyalty so legitimately that it will be hard for readers to part from them.

It looks like another interesting read–a great addition to any personal or classroom library! To be entered in the giveaway, just comment on any post on the blog by February 22nd.  Everyone who comments between January 26th and February 22nd will be entered in the drawing.  If your name is chosen, we’ll email you ASAP about mailing the book to you.

Don’t forget, we also raffle off a copy of the following month’s featured novel at each book group meeting. So if you’re an Albuquerque local, join us for a chance to win!

Good luck!


4 thoughts on “Book Giveaway!! He Forgot to Say Goodbye

  1. I’ve read the first pages on Amazon and the voice of Ramiro Lopez is interesting, staring with using the slang effen times. I like to read more about Ramiro, growing up in the barrio of El Paso. If you draw my name then please give my copy to school library at Albuquerque or to a Mexican American boy that you know. Thanks.

  2. This book sounds very kntersting and it’ll be interesting to see the contrast of how this situation affects at such a pivotal point in their lives. Would love to read the whole book!

  3. The book tells an important story. We look forward to discussing it with our book group. We wish our commenters luck in the drawing and hope that all get a chance to read the book!

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