Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Win That Summer by Sarah Dessen

That Summer by Sarah Dessen
For fifteen-year-old Haven, life is changing too quickly. She's nearly six feet tall, her father is getting remarried, and her sister, the always perfect Ashley, is planning a wedding of her own. Haven wishes things could just go back to the way they were. Then an old boyfriend of Ashley's reenters the picture, and through him, Haven sees the past for what it really was, and comes to grips with the future.
In Sarah Dessen's very first novel, she taught us that the first boys are always the hardest. So, spill it ladies! (or guys, if guys are reading this blog), leave a comment with your email address telling me who you're first crush/love - whichever was. (Without both, your entry will not count.)
Mine was a boy named Anthony. I was about five years old and his grandma use to babysit me. We also got 'married' in front of the cable repair man. True story.
Contest will end July 6th at 9 pm central. This will only be open to those with a US or Canada mailing address.
I also wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone that participated in Sarah Dessen Extravaganza! I loved reading everyone's comments and a big hellooo to all the new followers. The giveaways have been a lot of fun, and I'll probably do something like this (well not Sarah Dessen books, okay, well maybe, ya never know!) in the future.

Thanks again!



Natascha De Marco said...

My first crush was when I was in 8th grade. There was this boy whose name was Robert, and he was a dream. Blond, cute, a total sweetie. I liked him, and he liked me (which I didn't find out about till I was in 9th grade), and like most first crushes, nothing happen. To this day I still wonder what could have been.


The Book Obsession said...

My first crush was on a boy named Luis in second grade. We went out but nothing really happened. Two years ago we got back in touch and got really close. =]


Lilixtreme said...

Nice stories, ladies!
For me, however, it would be Ricky in the 5th grade! It was the last week of school, I believe, and we were going on a field trip to Islands of Adventure in Disney, for the whole day. This is where it goes a little haywire. I was already crushing on him and EVERYBODY knew, do not ask how, but then they decided to tell him on the 4-hour trip from Miami to Orlando. As if that wasn't enough, they kept asking him if he would go out with me. Long story short, he said yes, my friends and I tried to cut in line so many times, so he and I could be together, relationship lasted a day. What a day it was!

Lilixtreme said...

Sorry forgot to input email in my rant!

Anonymous said...

My first crushed name was Paul. And we 'dated' from 4th grade until 6th grade. I used to go to his house all of the time and I loved hanging out with him and his dad. His dad was one of those funny dad's who always could make anyone laugh. I remember we used to kiss too. We were so cool! lol..


Unknown said...

my first crush was a guy named John when i was in kindergarten. I was so obsessed with him, I drew him nakey on a board game box. It was funny to see the box a few days ago when my mom showed it to me.

Thanks for the contest!! I hope i get it :)


Erica said...

My first crush was in like 1st grade, and he'd draw me pictures. lolz.

:) Erica

Sarah said...

I got my first crush at the beginning of 5th grade on this guy named David. He sait next to me all the year before and we talked quite a bit. Then when I saw him next year, it was like BAM! I like him! I got all nervous and shy and I always seemed to embarasses myself in front of him. But after he left things sort of sizzled down.

Anyway, thanks for the contest!


eums [: said...

My first crush was this boy named Paul when I was in first grade. He had a huge head and he cried really easily. His sister was my best friend and we got along really well. I used to chase him around and we have pictures where I was holding his head against my cheek. It's funny to remember all this cause I was teasing him the other day by giving him a good morning kiss.


throuthehaze said...

my first crush was on Adam when i was in 5th grade and he was in 7th. (a bunch of us walked home from school together). I think that crush lasted only about two weeks though

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Lee P said...

Hmmm...interesting. My first crush was in grade 3. His name was Steven and he lived across the street from me. I wonder whatever happened to him and what he looks like now?
Thanks for this memory lane contest and chick lit book giveaway!


Ann Diana Dinh, said...

My first crush would probably be Bobby Miller in 1st grade. My best friend and I both had a thing for him.


Flip The Page! Book Reviews said...

My first love was Robert Garza...we spent two years from 8th grade to 9th grade showing each other what it meant to have a best friend and someone to love. He introduced me to new things and changed my perspective on life. We broke up in 9th grade and about a year later he had a kid. I will never forget him as long as i live but i still wonder what wouldve happened and how are lives would have been different if we wouldve just stayed together. *tearing up*
He was a bright star to my dull life!


Iryna said...

I used to really like this boy in Grade 2 (I'm not going to put his name here because what I did for him was very embarrassing). We just so happened to sit together in class so he would copy my work all the time. Instead of getting angry at him, I would sigh and think of how "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery". Yeah, I know.


Cindy said...

My first crush was a boy named Michael in...preschool! I used to follow him around the playground on a tricycle. We used to play "house" and I thought I would marry him one day :)


Sab H. said...

My first crush was a guy named Johann in a daycare or preschool I was in. I don't think he knew it at the time and I don't really remember what happened. But the weird part is we went different elementary and high school, so I didn't think I was ever going to see him again. But in my first University class I found him in my same classroom. I heard the name and went looking for him. He was really ugly now. So thank god nothing ever happened. We are friends.


scottsgal said...

Aside from my little one week elementary school crushes, in high school I had the biggest crush on a guy named Mike. He unfortunately was killed right after high school in a bad car accident. We used to drive by his house like typical high school girls do
msboatgal at aol.com

Simply_Megan said...

My first crush was in the 3rd grade on a boy named Andrew. I never really talked to him, but I thought he was cute. And surprisingly, people did "date" in elementary school, as ridiculous as that sounds now!

Thanks for the contest!


Genevieve said...

I love that you had such awesome ongoing contests with a theme and will look forward to the next batch!

1st crush- I was in preschool. His name was Aaron and he had blonde hair and blue eyes. His mother read us some picture book about dandelions in the wind to us and he gave me half of his sandwich.

1st love- I was at a summer party when I was talking to an friend, Adam, by the end of the summer we started dating and have been dating ever since. This August is our 3 year anniversary and I still love him.

Megan said...

My first crush was either my old neighbor Brett who I had a fake wedding with when I was like 4 and he was 3. Or a kid named Sam I know I had a crush on in 1st grade maybe earlier. I don't remember who I crushed on first.


Unknown said...

Billy Idol was my first crush. I was really little and every time they played his music videos on MTV, I'd get on the coffee table & dance.


Lesley (aka Upper West Side Writer) said...

Please enter me--and my first love was (luckily) my husband, who I met at age 18 after my freshman year of college. Thanks!


Belinda M said...

My first crush was Peter. I was in grade two and he lived across the street from me and we were in the same class for a few. I can remember I used to buy him candy all the time....

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notemily said...

My email is sophie[dot]sensation[at]gmail[dot]com and my first crush was Brandon, when I was five. He had dark hair and green eyes. My crush lasted until I was 11, at which point we stopped going to the same after-school program and I moved on.

minishoes1 said...

My first crush was with a boy named,Gail. He lived 2 houses down from me and we use to ride his firetruck. I remembered he had a lot of stuffed animals I really liked. lol jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

The first crush I can remember having was when I was ten and it was on this boy named Conrad. We were always doing the typical kid-fighting thing: chasing each other, throwing things, and taunting one another. He ended up moving away and nothing ever came of my little crush...which is probably a good thing!


Kristi said...

My first crush was Jay in second grade. He was in another class and I remember going to his room so I could leave him a Valentine in his bag!

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Misusedinnocence said...

My first love was named Adam. We met in the theatre, and I found out a couple of years that he's now very happy with his new boyfriend. haha. I should have known. I always attract the gays.


loveforever said...

my first crush was when i was in 5th grade with this boy named Dylan...hahah i still remmeber anyways so one time we were going on a field trip and by crazy best friend knew that i crushed on him and she decided to go up to him and ask him who he crushed on and meanwhile she told him i crushed on him and tht moment i turned bright red but later on he askedd me out and i was soo excited and i said yes...so we lasted for a while and we kissed occasionaly but towards the end of the year, he had to move to Arizona and i was crying because i loved him and stuff anyways so we still keep in touch here and there but we ahve somewhat grown apart but we are still good friends...

my email is livelaughlove@yahoo.com