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Hi you guys! Today's another stop on my blog (there are also other blogs participating that might interest you. Just click the banner up there!). Dianne said that this is a very special tour because the main character is a Filipino/part-Filipino! Big alright! Posted below are the book informations, links, excerpt and what else? A giveaway! Yes, a giveaway! :D
There Will Come A Time
by Carrie Arcos
Mark knows grief. Ever since the accident that killed his twin sister, Grace, the only time he feels at peace is when he visits the bridge on which she died. Comfort is fleeting, but it’s almost within reach when he’s standing on the wrong side of the suicide bars. Almost.
Grace’s best friend, Hanna, says she understands what he’s going through. But she doesn’t. She can’t. It’s not just the enormity of his loss. As her twin, Mark should have known Grace as well as he knows himself. Yet when he reads her journal, it’s as if he didn’t know her at all.
As a way to remember Grace, Hanna convinces Mark to complete Grace’s bucket list from her journal. Mark’s sadness, anger, and his growing feelings for Hannah threaten to overwhelm him. But Mark can’t back out. He made a promise to honor Grace—and it’s his one chance to set things right.
Carrie Arcos is a National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature for OUT OF REACH. She lives in Los Angeles with her family. THERE WILL COME A TIME will be available May 6, 2014. You can find more about her at carriearcos.com
The resonance of the electric bass hums against my body. It’s taken an hour to get here, but now that I’ve worked out the notes on the page, I’m inside the music. This is where I feel the most clarity. I don’t know many holy things, but I know this: Music is holy.
I’ve always had a thing for music. Dad calls it a gift. He started me on lessons when I was six and let me choose the instrument. I picked the bass because of its low and powerful sound. The bass sets the tempo and the feel. If a jazz band is a person, the bassist is the muscle. The drums are the skeleton. Guitars or keys are the limbs. Vocals add the facial gestures. At school, I alternate between upright and electric depending on the group I’m in.
I can’t sing, though. Well, I can sing in a crowd, like “Happy Birthday” or add a little backup, but I’m more comfortable behind an instrument. I have to take music theory at school, which does require some singing. Thankfully I’m not graded on the actual vocal quality, just that I know how to read the music.
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