Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review

Blog Tour: The How & The Why by Cynthia Hand (Spotlight + Giveaway!)

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Hey everyone, welcome to my Blog, Some Books & Ramblings! Today’s post will be a spotlight on Cynthia Hand’s newest book, The How & The Why, and the link to participate in a giveaway for a copy of the book, so stick around until the end of this post to see that!

Below is the official tour schedule! Please be sure to check out all of the other awesome bloggers and their posts for this tour. This post takes place on the second to last day of this tour, and there are 7 days, so there are a few to check out!

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October 30th

October 31st

November 1st

November 2nd

November 3rd

November 4th

November 5th

about the book
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The How & The Why by Cynthia Hand, Published November 5th, 2019 by HarperTeen. Recommended Reading Age is 13+

Official Synopsis:

A poignant exploration of family and the ties that bind, perfect for fans of Far From the Tree, from New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand.

Today Melly had us writing letters to our babies…

Cassandra McMurtrey has the best parents a girl could ask for. They’ve given Cass a life she wouldn’t trade for the world. She has everything she needs—except maybe the one thing she wants. Like, to know who she is. Where she came from. Questions her adoptive parents can’t answer, no matter how much they love her.

But eighteen years ago, someone wrote Cass a series of letters. And they may just hold the answers Cass has been searching for.

Alternating between Cass’s search for answers and letters from the pregnant teen who gave her up for adoption, this voice-driven narrative is the perfect read for fans of Nina LaCour and Jandy Nelson.

about the author
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Cynthia Hand is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for teens, including the UNEARTHLY trilogy, THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE, MY LADY JANE and MY PLAIN JANE (with fellow authors Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows), THE AFTERLIFE OF HOLLY CHASE, and the upcoming novels THE HOW AND THE WHY and MY CALAMITY JANE (also with Ashton and Meadows). Before turning to writing for young adults, she studied literary fiction and earned both an M.F.A. and a Ph.D. in fiction writing. She currently resides in Boise, Idaho, with her husband, two cats, one crazy dog, two kids, and mountain of books.

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Praise for The How & The Why-

“The novel’s great strength is the emotional depth of its characters and the complexity of their relationships. A heartfelt and hopeful story about coming of age as an adoptee.” ―School Library Journal

“Hand explores adoption’s multiple dimensions with great insight and sensitivity. Inclusive and illustrative: an engaging lesson in timeless family values.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Cynthia Hand is the master of pulling at your heartstrings. The How & the Why tells both sides of an adoption story with love, compassion, and care. You’ll be reaching for your tissue box with this one — if you can stop turning pages long enough, that is.” ―Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times Bestselling Author of Letters to the Lost

“Beautifully rendered and superbly shaped. Hand has crafted an absorbing novel that focuses on family, friendship, teen pregnancy, adoption, personal choices, and serious health issues. Give this exquisite novel to readers seeking an emotionally intricate story.” ―Booklist (starred review)

If you’re looking for a powerfully poignant book to read this fall, then this is one you should pick up. And if you’re looking for a copy, then look no further…


Enter below for a chance to win a copy of The How & The Why by Cynthia Hand!

Prize: Win (1) of (2) copies of THE HOW AND THE WHY by Cynthia Hand (US Only)

Starts: 30th October 2019

Ends: 13th November 2019

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Thank you to The FFBC and Harper Teen for hosting this tour, and good luck to everyone entering the giveaway!

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