Audition & Subtraction, the newest tween novel by Amy Fellner Dominy (OyMG), has just been released. Amy is celebrating by sharing her WORST moments of middle school. (Why should her characters suffer alone?) In fact, Amy invites you to share your memories too—with a chance to turn your angst into prizes. At the end of the tour, Amy will be giving away 2 PRIZE PACKS, each with a signed hardcover of Audition & Subtraction, book goodies and a $10 iTunes gift card.
WORST DANCE MEMORY
Dances are such a wonderful-terrifying part of school life. Even in Audition & Subtraction the characters begin talking about the school dance months in advance. They’re a big deal—especially these days. (My kids went to dances in middle school that were as elaborate as my senior prom was back in the day.) Though my junior high didn't have big school dances, we had something just as traumatic: Roller Skating parties.
I LOVED roller skating parties. My friends and I would doll up and go to the roller rink. We’d rent skates, and while I wasn’t the essence of grace and beauty, I could skate without falling on my tush. I could even skate backwards. Yeah, I thought I was pretty cool.
So, every Saturday night there would come a point called Couples Dance. A few of you out there may be nodding in remembrance and maybe even groaning at the creation of this torture that I should have been smart enough to avoid.
The boys lined up on one side of the roller rink. The girls lined up on the other. The music started and a certain number of boys would start out, skate by, and “pick” their partner. Then the couple would skate together until a horn sounded which was the signal to separate and pick another partner. So, basically, I waited along the wall while boy after boy skated past, silently rejecting me. No one ever picked me. Even worse, boys would pick my best friend—and she’d turn them down!
To be honest, I would have said yes to the pimply, greasy-haired boy with sweaty palms. But of course that guy was too smart to be at Couples Dance.
What about you? Did you go to dances in middle school—or in high school? Roller skating? Were you out on the dance floor or were you a wall flower? Be sure to leave a comment and earn as many entries as you can for your chance to win a Prize Pack.
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About the Book:
For as long as Tatum can remember it’s been:
Tatum + Lori = Best friends
They do everything together, including a yearly clarinet/flute duet for District Honor Band auditions. But when a new boy transfers to their middle school and their band, the equation suddenly changes to:
Lori + Michael – Tatum = One happy couple
With her best friend slipping away and her parents recently separated, Tatum’s life has turned upside down. Plus her good friend Aaron thinks that they are secretly boyfriend and girlfriend, all because of one little lie Tatum told. Accepting change isn’t easy for Tatum, but just how much is she willing to give up to hold on to her friendship with Lori and life as she knows it? For Tatum, the best way to move forward may require a whole new formula . . .
Published by: Walker Books
Released on 9/4/12
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The giveaway will end on Monday, September 24th
Follow the Tour: Follow along each day for a new WORST at some of the very BEST blogs:
Mon, Sept 17: A Thousand Wrongs: Worst Best Friend Moment
Tues, Sept 18: Mundie Kids: Worst Dance Memory
Wed, Sept 19: I Read Banned Books: Worst School Picture
Thur, Sept 20: The Story Siren: Worst Crush Comedown
Fri, Sept 21: Books 4 Learning: Worst Injury during a School Activity
Sat, Sept22: Cari's Book Blog: Worst Beauty Makeover Idea
Mon, Sept 24: The Write Path: Worst Band Uniform
Tues, Sept25: Amy Fellner Dominy: Best Thing That Came From My Worst Experiences (PLUS—winners announced!!)