Twenty Boy Summer Giveaway!

That’s right, it’s time for the second giveaway in my birthday month!



Don’t worry, Anna. I’ll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it.”
“Promise me? Promise you won’t say anything?”
“Don’t worry.” I laughed. “It’s our secret, right?”

According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy ever day, there’s a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance.  Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there’s something she hasn’t told Frankie—she’s already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie’s older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.

Beautifully written and emotionally honest, this is a debut novel that explores what it truly means to love someone and what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every single moment this world has to offer.


Listen to Sarah Ockler talk about her newest novel.


Five (5) winners from TheReadingZone will receive:

Twenty Boy Summer hardcover Book


How awesome is that?  And all you have to do is leave a comment by 6/25.  


How to Enter:

  • All you need to do is leave a comment on this post to enter. If you would make sure your email address is in the comment, that would make life easier for me. 
  • If you link to this giveaway in any way (on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) I will give you one extra entry for each link. Please leave a separate comment for each link, to make my life easier!
  • Open to US resident only (sorry!)
  • Contest ends June 25 at midnight Eastern Standard Time.



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50 Responses

  1. Can’t wait to put this in my library for my students!

  2. Hi Sarah,

    Loved the interview with the author. Can’t wait to read this one.

    I followed you on Twitter about the Tony Awards. I am so jealous. I’m not sure how this Florida girl became a Broadway geek, but that is what I’ve become. Did I miss the post about how you got tickets? Did you really walk the red carpet? Heading to NYC in July. Can’t decide what to see; Hair, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, God of Carnage??

    Happy Birthday!!

    • Michele-

      They sell a limited number of mezzanine tickets the morning the nominations are announced. It was actually my 2nd time attending!

      Oh man, those are great choices! WICKED is outstanding. JERSEY BOYS is outstanding. I am seeing ROCK of AGES in July and have heard great things. And my best friend saw HAIR- unreal experience and indescribable theater, she said.

    • Hi again Sarah,
      I realized that I forgot to include my email address.


  3. Michele,

    If you like a really funny show with amazing rock music, check out Rock of Ages. You won’t be disappointed!

    Sarah, the book sounds awesome! Congrats and happy birthday!

  4. See Rock of Ages! There’s no choice to be made. LOL I’ve seen it a bunch of times and it never seems to be enough. You will LOVE it! You will sing, dance in your seat, wave your lighter, laugh, & probably shed a tender tear even. But mostly you will smile for days afterwards. 🙂

  5. This sounds awesome – I bet my new 8th graders would love it!

  6. This book sounds wonderful, can’t wait to read it!

  7. This book sounds awesome. Happy birthday!


  8. I would absolutely love to win a copy!!~


  9. I’ve heard great things about this book and would love a chance to win. Thanks!

  10. I really want to read this book.

  11. sounds wonderful thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

  12. Please enter me.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Blogged about it on my current giveaways sidebar. here

  14. sounds good!

  15. Twenty Boy would make a worthy addition to my library 🙂

  16. sounds like a fun read

  17. Oh! Pick me, please 🙂

  18. Can’t wait to read this one – a great summer read

  19. Here’s giving it another shot. It looks like a fun read to add to my classroom library!

  20. I would love to read this.



  21. okay I completely switched two email addresses together by accident oppies:


  22. Oh I’d love to win + read this, perfect for summer!

    heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

  23. Tweet!

    heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

  24. I blogged here:

    heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

  25. would love this for my daughter.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  26. i’d love to win a copy for my girls. i’ve read a lot of good blog reviews on this book

  27. I’d love a chance to win! Thanks

  28. I have 4 grandsons and this would be so fabulous for them!

  29. This sounds like a great Summer read. Thanks!

  30. This sounds like a really great read – especially for summer!

  31. I really want to read this!

  32. How are you embedding the YouTube videos in your posts? I’ve only been able to add them as comments. Would love to win this book too!

  33. Looks like a great read. Please enter my name in the draw.

  34. Just finished it tonight. Wonderfully written!!! A must read!!!

  35. please enter me! Thanks!

  36. I’ve been wanting to read this since it came out! Thanks

  37. Sounds like a good book. Please include me in the giveaway. heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

  38. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  39. I’d love to win a copy of this.


  40. faith


  41. posted in sidebar


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