Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Blog Tour Promo—This Book Is Not Yet Rated by Peter Bognanni

Publisher: Dial Books
Published: April 9, 2019
Genre: YA Contemporary 

Book Description

Movies have always helped Ethan Ashby make sense of the world. So when developers swoop in and say the classic Green Street Cinema is going to be destroyed to make room for luxury condos, Ethan is ready for battle. And so a motley crew of cinema employees comes together to save the place they love:

There's Sweet Lou, the elderly organist with a penchant for not-so-sweet language; Anjo, the too-cool projectionist; Griffin and Lucas who work concessions, if they work at all; and Ethan, their manager (who can barely manage his own life). Still, it's going to take a movie miracle for the Green Street to have a happy ending. And when Raina Allen, Ethan's oldest friend (and possible soul mate?), comes back to town after working in Hollywood--cue lights and music--it seems that miracle may have been delivered. But life and love aren't always like in the movies.

This Book is Not Yet Rated is about growing up, letting go, and realizing love hides in plain view--in the places that shape us, the people who raise us, the first loves who leave us, and the lives that fade in and fade out all around us.

Movies make the world go round 🤩

This Books is Not Yet Rated is a story that centers around saving a cinema that holds sentimental value to Ethan. The arts teach us a great deal about life, love, and ultimately ourselves. I remember the first time I ever went to the movies, it was to see The Lion King. It was magical beyond anything I had ever experienced (yea, I was only 5!) in my entire life. 

Therein started my love for movies, as well as GOING to the movies. I love them all; but my favorite kind are anything and everything horror. Recently, I went to see US, from the amazing Jordan Peele. It was fantastically creepy and weird. But it was one of the best movies I’ve seen this year. 

One of the best movie going experience I ever had, was when I went to see The Ring, back in 2001. I was in sixth grade. The movie had everyone in the whole entire theater in hysterics when that part happens. It was seriously the best. 

I hope this makes you insanely excited to start the book! Let me know what you think of it (and what your favorite movies are) below. 

Author Bio
Peter Bognanni is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His debut novel, The House of Tomorrow, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for first fiction and the ALA Alex Award and has been adapted into a feature film. He teaches creative writing at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


Week One 
April 1 – @readerrewind – Creative Instagram Picture + Movie Night Themes
April 2 – Live Read and Prosper – Review + Creative Instagram Picture
April 3 – A Novel Escape – Creative Instagram Picture
April 4 – Lost in Book Land – Listicle  

Week Two 
April 9 – The Lovely Books – Promo
April 10 – The Blonde Bookworm – Creative Instagram Picture
April 11 – The Book’s Buzz – Interview + Creative Instagram Picture


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