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Tour: Girl on the Ferris Wheel by Julie Halpern & Len Vlahos


Girl on the Ferris Wheel
Julie Halpern, Len Vlahos
Published by: Feiwel & Friends
Publication date: January 12th 2021
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

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In Girl on the Ferris Wheel, Julie Halpern and Len Vlahos expertly tackle this quirky and poignant romance that explores what first love really means—and how it sometimes hurts like hell.

Tenth graders Eliana and Dmitri could not be more different. He’s an outgoing, self-confident drummer in a punk band called Unexpected Turbulence. Eliana is introspective and thoughtful, and a movie buff who is living with depression.

Dmitri quite literally falls for Eliana when he sees her in gym class and slams into a classmate. The pair then navigate the ins and outs of first love. Exciting, scary, unexpected, and so much more difficult than they ever imagined. They say opposites attract, but they soon realize that there is so much they just don’t understand about each other. It begs the question: How long can first love possibly last when you’re so different?

 

About the Author

Julie Halpern is the award-winning author of seven young adult novels, one novel for adults, and one picture book for young readers. In her imaginary spare time she enjoys traveling, making cosplay for her kids, and eating baked goods. Julie lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Caldecott-winning author and illustrator Matthew Cordell, and their two children.

Len Vlahos dropped out of NYU film school in the mid ’80s to play guitar and write songs for Woofing Cookies, a punk-pop four piece that toured up and down the East Coast, and had two singles and one full-length LP on Midnight Records. After the band broke up, he followed his other passion, books. He is the author of The Scar Boys, a William C. Morris Award finalist and a #1 Indie Next pick, and Scar Girl, the book’s sequel. Len lives in Denver with his wife and two young sons, where he owns the Tattered Cover Book Store.



The Tour

January 11th
Brianna’s Books and Randomness  >> Review
Twirling Book Princess >> Excerpt
Rajiv’s Reviews  >> Review
Books Tea Healthy Me >> Review

January 12th
The Avid Reader >> Excerpt
What Irin Reads >> Review
The Phantom Paragrapher  >> Review
The Book View >> Interview
Rockin’ Book Reviews >> Guest post

January 13th
My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews  >> Review
Sadie’s Spotlight >> Excerpt
It Starts at Midnight >> Review
Movies, Shows, & Books  >> Excerpt
What Emma Did Next >> Review

January 14th
Adventures in Writing >>  Excerpt
Kait Plus Books >> Interview
Reading tonic >> Review
dinipandareads >> Review

January 15th
DEEKAY | Daily Dose of Reading >> Review
Books A-Brewin’ >> Guest post
What Is That Book >> Excerpt
Booky Cat >> Interview
Sushirainbow >> Review