July 15, 2013

The Wonder Bread Summer by Jessica Anya Blau ~Gifs & Giveaway~



The Wonder Bread Summer by Jessica Anya Blau
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: May 2013
Categories: Literary, Humorous

Description:

It's 1983 in Berkeley, California. Twenty-year-old Allie Dodgson is a straitlaced college student working part-time at a dress shop to make ends meet. But when the shop turns out to be a front for a dangerous drug-dealing business, Allie finds herself on the lam, speeding toward Los Angeles in her best friend's Prelude with a Wonder Bread bag full of cocaine riding shotgun and a hit man named Vice Versa on her tail. You can't find a more thrilling summer read!

My Thoughts:
Cocaine!


Scary chases!


Bad guys with guns!


Tambourines??


Billy Idol?!?


The Wonder Bread Summer is a super fun roller coaster ride!

About the Author
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46 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read this book!

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    1. It's a fun one! I think you'll enjoy it :)

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  2. Sa-weet! I've actually been dying to read this. Billy Idol is a bonus.

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    1. I didn't expect Mr. Idol to make an appearance!

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  3. Ahhhh your gif reviews kill me! Tambourines AND Billy Idol? Sign me up!

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    1. I aim to please my little ladybug!

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  4. Looks intense! I love the gifs!

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    1. It is intense! And as fun as can be ;) Thanks!

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  5. I love all the GIFs. This actually sounds kind of interesting... maybe because I've been watching too much Breaking Bad so I'm all about the drug tales right now, lol.

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    1. Breaking Bad! I cannot wait for the last episodes...although I'm going to be so bummed when it's over!

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  6. LOL, ok. I'm usually down on GIFs but this was masterful.

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    1. I'll make you love them yet missy! ;)

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  7. This sounds similar enough to a book I just read (the pace of it) that I would love to read this right now. Love the tambourine, it looks so out of place that's it's very funny.

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    1. It's a crazy little book ;) The whole tambourine thing, ha ha, it's great!

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  8. Um... sounds like my kinda ride!!! Wicked review!

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    1. Thanks! I had a good time reading this and a good time putting together the gifs ;)

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  9. Fun review! I graduated from college in '83 so this would take me back to my younger, more exciting days! ;)

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    1. Thanks!! Oh you'd love this one then! :)

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  10. I just got my copy that I won through Armchair BEA, so now I'm even more excited to pick it up.

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    1. I hope you dig it Shannon, you'll have to let me know :)

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  11. That was super easy :) Happy Monday reading!

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    1. Easy peasy! I like things that don't take a lot of effort ;)

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  12. Sounds like a hell of a ride. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  13. I'm down with Billy Idol and tambourines. Sounds like a fun read!

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  14. The tambourines have sucked me in. Totally entered the contest.

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  15. Ooh la la! I like the sound of this one! I will have to read it for sure.

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  16. Judging by your picture review, this does sound like a fun read. And BOO for another comp that excludes me :'(

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    1. If only the postal service didn't charge an ARM AND A LEG for international shipping! :(

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  17. So cool it's set in the 1980s! Where are my leg warmers and acid wash jeans?

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    1. Ha ha!! Right?! Finger-less gloves and pointy Madonna bras! ;)

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  18. This sounds fabulously over the top. Long live the '80's (and holy cow your FB has a ton of likes, must remind myself not to compare myself to your success). ;)

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    1. It is completely over the top, that's a great way to put it :) I posted a string of crazy popular pictures on my FB page and it went a bit nuts. It was a case of LUCK I'm sure!! :D

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  19. Perfect gif review! These make our long and strung out word reviews seem so passe.

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    1. Lol, thanks ;) Sometimes pictures do really speak a thousand words.

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  20. ha, the gifs sum it up perfectly! I so loved that Billy Idol was in this one.

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    1. Me too ;) It was a nice blast from the 80's to run into him ;)

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