Cover Reveal: Sure Signs of Crazy
A couple years ago I discovered a wonderful blog, Scobberlotch, by author Karen Harrington, and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I’ve watched Karen struggle when her first publisher went under and I rejoiced when she got a contract with Little, Brown for her latest book. I’m thrilled to reveal the cover of her first middle grade book, SURE SIGNS OF CRAZY, today!!
We’ll have to wait until July of 2013 for this book, but I want to whet you appetite with the publisher’s description from the back cover. I’m sure this is a book you’ll want to add to your wish list!
“Not every person responds to words the same way. Some words are trouble words. A trouble word will change the face of the person you say it to. Love can be a trouble word for some people. Crazy is also a trouble word.”
“I should know.”
You’ve never met anyone exactly like twelve-year-old Sarah Nelson. While most of her classmates geek out over Harry Potter, she writes letters to Atticus Finch. Her best friend is a plant. And she’s never known her mother, who has lived in a mental institution since Sarah was two.
Sarah and her dad have spent the past decade moving from one Texas town to another, and she’s never felt truly at home . . . until now. This is the story of one extraordinary summer in which Sarah gets her first real crush, new friends, and the answers about her family she’s always been looking for.
Written in pitch-perfect prose that is by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, SURE SIGNS OF CRAZY markes Karen Harrington’s middle-grade debut and introduces an absolutely unforgettable character.
I’m just thrilled for Karen and really excited about this book – I have a feeling you’ll be hearing a lot about it in the coming months. Sarah sounds like a character I will adore.