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May 29, 2013

"10 Rules for a Spectacular Summer" -- Rule #8 by Susane Colasanti! (GIVEAWAY)

Rule 8: Let your talent shine

Is there a talent you’ve been wanting to explore? Maybe you’ve been meaning to take guitar lessons. Or to crack open that oil painting kit. Or maybe you want to make swim team next year.

Well hey, you’re in luck. Summer is the perfect time to develop a new talent (or to improve an existing one). Set up a few guitar lessons and see how they go. Paint your soul out. Hit the pool to practice your backstroke. Whatever talent you want to develop, be sure to enjoy the ride.

Extra time for activities you love? Sounds like a sweet summer to me!

The last night of summer is only the beginning.

Skye wants to meet the boy who will change her life forever. Seth feels their instant connection the second he sees her. When Seth starts talking to Skye at the last beach party of the summer, it's obvious to both of them that this is something real. But when Seth leaves for college before they exchange contact info, Skye wonders if he felt the same way she did--and if she will ever see him again. Even if they find their way back to each other, can they make a long-distance relationship work despite trust issues, ex drama, and some serious background differences?

Teen favorite Susane Colasanti returns to the alternating-voice style of her beloved debut When It Happens in this Serendipity-inspired story about summer, soul mates, and the moments that change our lives forever.


Susane Colasanti is the bestselling author of When It Happens, Take Me There, Waiting for You, Something Like Fate, So Much Closer, and Keep Holding On. Before becoming a full-time author in 2007, she was a high school science teacher for ten years. Susane has a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree from New York University. She lives in New York City.

Susane's seventh teen novel, All I Need, will be released on May 21, 2013.


We have a copy of ALL I NEED to giveaway! All you have to do is leave a comment below on this post telling us what you think makes a spectacular summer? 

Make sure to leave a way for us to contact you. 

This giveaways is open to US ONLY.





  1. I think spending lots of time outside and with friends and family, and getting lots of reading in makes a spectacular summer!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  2. sunshine, good people, good times and

  3. A spectacular summer is being able to hang out with friends and family members as much as you can. Going to the beach, park, or amusement parks.:)


  4. Books, The Beach, Margaritas and more books!!!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  5. I think friends, family, sunshine, and the beach make a spectacular summer. It's the best combination!

  6. A lot of good books, a lot of free time, fresh-squeezed orange juice or lemonade, and a nice day out.


  7. I think family, friends, sunshine, and the beach make a spectacular summer! It's the best combination!

  8. A spectacular summer is one in which I can curl up in a hammock and read a book while the sun is warming me and the breeze keeps me from overheating.


  9. What I think would make a spectacular summer is hanging out with friends and family, having adventures, and just forgetting the stress in life for a little while. There's nothing like summer to make you smile.

    My contact email is

  10. I love going to the beach and hanging out with my friends!! No school makes anything spectacular! :)


  11. Spending my time relaxing, reading my list of books, and with my best friend makes a spectacular summer. Also trying new things and having fun. (:

  12. I think going on a cruise or the beach. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. books, books, and more books! thats my spectacular summer


  14. A spectacular summer is one with enough ice cream for a life time.


  15. What I think makes a good summer is relaxing, reading a lot of books, and going to concerts. Oh, and trips to your local ice cream spot!

  16. Ignore that last comment. Didn't leave a way to contact me :/

    What I think makes a good summer is relaxing, reading a lot, and going to concerts. Oh, and many trips to your local ice cream spot!

    My email:

  17. Great food, great family/friends, and a BBQ on the beach:)

  18. I think a spectacular summer is when you are having fun with friends and doing things together like going to the beach or to the movies. I think a spectacular summer is when it's sunny all the time and you as a person feel carefree. :D

  19. I think a spectacular summer is filled with friends and family, being able to curl up with a good book under a tree or at the beach, go camping, and maybe have a few barbecues or parties :D


  20. It's a spectacular summer when you travel somewhere exotic that you've always wanted to go!

  21. It's a spectacular summer when you travel somewhere exotic you've always wanted to go!

    gillysegal at gmail dot com

  22. For me it's being with family even with our fights. There are still times of laughter too. Life is too short. We all go to the beach every year.

  23. I forgot to add my email to my comment. delivery.RN at gmail dot com

  24. Plenty of sleep and relaxation, a pile of books, and sunscreen!

    leannessf at gmail dot com

  25. A spectacular summer: new books, traveling, going to the beach, hanging out with friends, relaxing, and falling in love with the latest book crush. :D I hope this is my summer this year!

    Thank you!

  26. nice weather, books, a beach

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  27. Reading great books at the beach.

  28. Good books and time spent with friends and family :)

    brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom

  29. A spectacular summer is made up of plenty of time to read and be lazy...
    nikki (dot) royal (at) gmail (dot) com

  30. I'm a teacher so NOT WORKING makes summer wonderful! Alright, the beach doesn't hurt. :)


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