Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! While on this hunt, you will not only get access to exclusive content from each author, but you will also get a clue so you can continue the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt who is on my team (I’m on the PINK TEAM)! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 120 hours (5 days)! Oh, and don’t forget to enter my personal book raffle!
Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are eight contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! Again, I am a part of the PINK TEAM–but there is also a red team, an orange team, a gold team, a green team, a red team, a blue team, and a purple team for a chance to win completely different sets of books!
If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.
SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE
Directions: Later on in this post, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the PINK TEAM, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).
Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by OCTOBER 8, 2017, at noon Pacific Time (3pm Eastern Time). Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
SCAVENGER HUNT POST
Today, I am hosting the awesome Ginger Scott on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Ginger is a former journalist and the author of several young and new adult novels, including the award-winning Wild Reckless and the critically acclaimed The Hard Count, a high school love story about seeing people for who they are, not the address they come from or the color of their skin. She lives in Peoria, Arizona with her husband, son, and family of fur babies.
You can also check out my (Beth Rodgers’) review of The Hard Count on my blog by clicking here! Additionally, I’ve been privileged enough to read Waiting on the Sidelines – another one of her novels – and you can find that review here!
“Football and private school politics can break the toughest souls. I would know; I’m Reagan Prescott—coach’s daughter, sister to the prodigal son, the perfect family.
Nico Medina is the boy from West End. Our worlds are eleven miles apart, and where each is beautiful, the other is ugly.
In our twisted worlds, a boy from West End is the only shining light. And he owns my heart completely.”
Now for a letter from Nico to Reagan, written on the last page of Reagan’s yearbook), part of Ginger Scott’s exclusive content for readers!
I read all of these notes from our classmates in your yearbook and I had to laugh. I wonder how many times, years from now, you’ll crack this thing open and look back fondly on Travis’s very profound “Don’t party too hard!” or Allie Colson’s epic entry: “Reagan, you always seemed so sweet. I wish we had known each other better.”
I don’t want this page to be one that’s easily forgotten. I don’t want you to look back on it and barely feel everything that I know we both feel right now. I want this page to be permanent. I want to be permanent.
You and I spent so many years trying to prove how wrong the other one was. I hate to admit this, or even put it in writing, but there were many times you were in fact…right. I argued anyway, because that’s us, isn’t it? But here, in this permanent page, bound by a permanent memory, from my heart, I would like to tell you about all of the times you weren’t wrong.
You weren’t wrong the day you sat there on the grass to watch me and my friends play a game of football in the dark. And you weren’t wrong to know deep down how badly I wanted someone—anyone—to see me, to think I could be something more, or to ask me if I wanted to be. You weren’t wrong to call me a coward when I was, and you weren’t wrong to convince me I was special. You weren’t wrong to believe in me, or wrong to trust me with your secrets, or to let me into your home and heart. You weren’t wrong to fall, and you weren’t wrong to let me love you so much that I feel it like a brand on the center of my chest whenever I lie awake and think of you. You weren’t wrong about your dreams, and knowing that you’ll be someone amazing. You weren’t wrong at all.
You, Reagan Marie Prescott, are the rightest thing I’ve ever known.
Have a great summer 😉
Hear the music that inspired The Hard Count here:
And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a total of 20 great books by me, as well as Ginger Scott and so many more fantastic authors! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 25. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the PINK TEAM and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
CONTINUE THE HUNT
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next PINK TEAM author, Katy Upperman!