Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway Ciao (Stories About Melissa #3) by Bethany Lopez

Ciao (Stories About Melissa #3)

     Ciao (Stories About Melissa #3)

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Melissa has had a fantastic summer hanging out with her friends and making new ones. Life as she knows it will change when they all come together to begin their sophomore year at Dearborn High. Connections will be made and friendships will be tested. Will Melissa’s family and friends be able to help her through the challenges she will face in the upcoming months?

Published August 2012


(MY THOUGHTS)
  Ciao is the third short story in the Stories About Melissa series. Bethany Lopez is giving readers a beautiful inside look into a teenage girl’s life through her journal. I’ve enjoyed watching Melissa grow up and growing through life’s journey with her family, friends, hardships and boys. All the teens in this story are great characters. Lopez has given the teens of today an encouraging, beautiful character in Melissa.

Melissa is starting her sophomore year, but over the summer she met two more friends who will join her group. Cassie is the new girl who has just move into the house down from Melissa, and Giovanni is a foreign exchange student who came to live with his aunt and uncle to see what American school are like. Melissa is still having boy problems in this third book with Brain and Jimmy. When Cassie starts having feelings for Jimmy, Melissa starts to see the green-eyed monster of jealousy.

Melissa is going to face life’s most difficult heartache with one of her friends, and after she realizes which boy she’s sure about being with, she’s has waited too long to tell him and he might never be the same boy that she has loved. Especially after this group of teenagers is forced to go through life’s hardest trial.

Ciao is a fantastic fast read with a powerful coming of age story of Melissa and her friends. I recommend Ciao and the first two books in this series Ta Ta For Now and XOXOXO as a fun and encouraging read for teens.



            Find Ciao here: Goodreads | buy: Amazon | buy: Barnes & Noble

 
                Also check out first two books in the Stories About Melissa series 
                                    Ta Ta for Now                 XOXOXO



                                            Author Bio (Spotlight) 
About this author

Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult novel. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her contemporary Young Adult series, Stories About Melissa.Ta Ta for Now! and xoxoxo are available now. Book three, Ciao, will be released in Aug 2012. 

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Giveaway Details:
Signed paperback copies of all three books: Ta Ta for Now!, XOXOXO, and Ciao, along with a Bookmark and Magnet and a Book Nerd necklace! US Only.

  
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12 comments:

  1. Debbie,
    Thank you so much for this review, you made my day!

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    1. You are so very welcome Bethany! Thank you for Melissa, Jimmy and all the wouderful characters in Melissa's beautiful story! :)

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  2. I remember when XOXOXO came out, I meant to pick it up and completely forgot. Thanks for reminding me! Great contest too, I shall spread the word!

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    1. Heather,
      Thank you! I hope you enjoy it.

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  3. The thing I like the most about YA is that for the most part a lot of the experiences the characters go through are so new for them, it's interesting to watch them experience things for the first time.

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    1. I agree Melissa, YA reminds me of my own teen years when life was fun before you have to grow up! LOL!

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    2. LOL My thoughts exactly Debbie!

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  4. I really like seeing the characters grow and their experiences.

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  5. It is fun to see the characters learn from their life's experiences and grow into adults. Their strength is incredible in many books I've read. It takes me away from the adult world sometimes.

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  6. I just love the sense of coming of age and the risks youth are willing to take in literature!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  7. Na, Erika, and Katrina You would love this book with Melissa and her friends, cause that's what these books are about. I would recommend reading all three books of this series. :)

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