24 December 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Book Giveaway: Dented Cans by Heather Walsh

Heather Walsh is giving away her book, Dented Cans. The winner will have their choice of an electronic copy or a signed print version.

To enter the contest, post a comment that you’d like to win. The drawing will be held Monday, 12/31.

A family secret is revealed during an ill-fated—yet hilarious—trip to Disney World.

Sixteen-year-old Hannah Sampson knows her family is not what you would call normal. Her father compulsively buys dented cans and has a particular fondness for cans without labels, which are extremely discounted because their contents are a mystery. Her mother takes countless pictures of her family and then glues them down into the pages of her scrapbooks, but does not allow anyone to look at them. Ryan, Hannah’s mischievous fourteen-year-old brother, is headed straight for the remedial track at the local community college, if he’s lucky. Ben, her eight-year-old brother, is a walking sound effects machine, who prefers to communicate with noises rather than words. While Hannah is focused on escaping her working-class Connecticut suburb, she also finds herself being tugged back home as she worries about her brother Ben.

Hannah’s parents inflict one last family vacation on the Sampson children, a trip that goes comically wrong almost from the get-go. Hannah is forced to confront her family’s past in Disney World, of all places, when an emotional argument prompts her parents to disclose a secret they have been keeping from the children for sixteen years. Ultimately, she must decide whether to leave her hometown and not look back, or to focus on helping her family.

2 Responses to “Book Giveaway: Dented Cans by Heather Walsh”

  1. Cean Lim 31 December 2012 at 6:58 am Permalink

    Umm, I would like to win 😀
    Cean Lim´s last blog post ..Book review: Rogue Rider

  2. Candy 1 January 2013 at 9:56 am Permalink

    Congratulations Cean! You should be receiving an email shortly.

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