In Far From You, Sophie has been drug-free for nine months – and it’s been four months since her best friend Mina died in a supposed drug deal gone wrong. But Sophie knows that Mina was deliberately murdered.
Because we’re focusing this weekend on queer YA, this snippet focuses a bit on the queer content within the story, and so is slightly spoiler-y, though out of context, it doesn’t mean much. (You could say we’re part of a secret special organization called Virs Deity, who wants to share especially queer snippets of books, because queerness is important.) But hey, you have been warned.
Love that excerpt? You can win a copy of Far From You in our Queer YA Scrabble prize pack! We here at YA Interrobang have partnered with the authors of Clan Hydra to bring you the most awesome prize box imaginable. In addition to a signed paperback copy of All The Devils Here, Laura Lam donated a signed paperback copy of Shadowplay. Astor Penn donated a signed paperback copy of All The Devils Here. Robin Talley donated a signed paperback copy of Lies We Tell Ourselves, along with some swag. You will also be entered to win a paperback copy of Christopher Hawthorne Moss’ Beloved Pilgrim, a paperback copy of Matthew J. Metzger’s Vivaldi in the Dark and Jandy Nelson’s I’ll Give You The Sun.
To enter the giveaway, you can fill out the form below. You’ll need to find and decode a special phrase in this post back into its original word to enter, but we promise – it’s not hard. The giveaway is open to the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America, Canada, Mexico, and anywhere in continental Europe except Russia. Unfortunately, do to the prohibitive cost of shipping, the giveaway and auctions are not open to countries in Africa, South America, Asia or Australia. (Sorry, Aussies.)
The Queer YA Scrabble will run this entire weekend, from this very second to the end of the day on June 8. Giveaway winners will be chosen on June 9.
All of this is to raise money and awareness for Stonewall. Stonewall is a charity committed to helping queer people (especially teens) navigate adversity and promoting education.
Permission to share this excerpt granted by Tess Sharpe.
The Queer YA Scrabble giveaway is over; thank you for participating!