We recently had the honor of having author Rachel M. Wilson stop by for our Fall Carnival event for her short story The Game of Boys and Monsters. Visit her funny “are they a vampire or werewolf? celebrity edition” post by clicking HERE. Rachel’s novel Don’t Touch was released on September 2, 2014 from HarperTeen. Don’t Touch is a young adult contemporary about a young girl who is afraid of touching and of being touched.
This giveaway is provided by HarperCollins! One lucky reader will win a copy of Don’t Touch. This contest is open to US residents only.
Rachel M. Wilson recently debuted as the author of Don’t Touch from HarperTeen. She dips her toes into the horror genre this October with “The Game of Boys and Monsters,” an eerie and utterly compelling short story about best friends Leslie and Evy, whose friendship changes when the enigmatic Marsh brothers move to town. Rachel writes, acts, teaches, and dreams about monsters in Chicago, IL.
Want to read more from Rachel Wilson?
This giveaway is provided by HarperCollins!
One lucky reader will win a copy of Don’t Touch
Available September 2, 2014
About this Book:
Step on a crack, break your mother’s back,
Touch another person’s skin, and Dad’s gone for good . . .
Caddie has a history of magical thinking—of playing games in her head to cope with her surroundings—but it’s never been this bad before.
When her parents split up, Don’t touch becomes Caddie’s mantra. Maybe if she keeps from touching another person’s skin, Dad will come home. She knows it doesn’t make sense, but her games have never been logical. Soon, despite Alabama’s humidity, she’s covering every inch of her skin and wearing evening gloves to school.
And that’s where things get tricky. Even though Caddie’s the new girl, it’s hard to pass off her compulsions as artistic quirks. Friends notice things. Her drama class is all about interacting with her scene partners, especially Peter, who’s auditioning for the role of Hamlet. Caddie desperately wants to play Ophelia, but if she does, she’ll have to touch Peter . . . and kiss him. Part of Caddie would love nothing more than to kiss Peter—but the other part isn’t sure she’s brave enough to let herself fall.
From rising star Rachel M. Wilson comes a powerful, moving debut novel of the friendship and love that are there for us, if only we’ll let them in.
Click HERE to read an excerpt