Tuesday, December 12, 2017

"The Teenager with a Chameleon Soul" by Cindy McElroy

The Teenager with a Chameleon Soul
by Cindy McElroy

The Teenager with a Chameleon Soul by Cindy McElroy

The Teenager with a Chameleon Soul by Cindy McElroy is currently on tour with YA Bound Book Tours. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

Meet Sadie MacPhearson. She’s seventeen and lives in a ritzy, artsy beach town called Mariposa Beach, California. Blond, bootylicious and beautiful - she’s a main chick of the Pop Crowd: the most flawless looking, smartest, trendiest, richest, fabulous group of party animals at Mariposa Beach High School. She wants one thing, to keep her secret but it’s always lingering above her head. When the administrators want to assess her for a learning disability, she coats inhibitions and fears with alcohol, which, in turn, causes serious damage in her life, mostly her chameleon soul.
After struggling to blend in, senior year, Sadie finds herself without her dear grandmother, with disgusted parents, three hundred and sixty mandatory volunteer hours and AA meetings, no driver’s license or Jeep, zero friends, and cognitively low classes. Feeling like success is not an option with her learning disability, she sits behind building C next to an overweight, military loving, book nerd Jay Felix on the first day of senior year. He pushes her to be her best self. But even at her best, can Sadie overcome her learning disability, her struggles with alcohol and graduate from high school at the cutthroat Mariposa Beach High School or will the lure of the Pop Crowd take her down?

"I start the engine to my Jeep and skid past them. I crank up the volume to The Rolling Stones favorites, knocking over a half-drank Java in the meantime, bobbing in and out of the cars on Pacific Coast Highway under the dark sky. It's exceptionally dark tonight. I search for the stars....I look behind me to see if my friends are chasing me...."
"Screw them!" I scream. "They are not my friends."
I feel a wave of nausea, which for some reason forces my foot on the gas pedal.....
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]

Praise for the Book
"I loved it! Great writing, relatable characters and a smart plot. Cindy McElroy is one to watch!" ~ Jane H.
"Amazing book, with a great story. I couldn’t put it down!" ~ Jen
"I related to this book very much having a teenage daughter myself. The book was wonderful and brought tears to my eyes. It made me even more thankful for my daughter. I recommend this to all moms and daughters!" ~ Gabe Rodriguez
"Good eye opener for teenager girls on how to be treated by friends and boys. How to pick up yourself and dust yourself off after life happens. And, how to love yourself for who you truly are." ~ Amazon Customer
"Excellent story. Good for young girls. Trendy. Funny." ~ Amazon Customer

About the Author
Cindy McElroy
Cindy McElroy is a young adult novel writer. The Teenager with a Chameleon Soul is her first book. She’s the wife of a firefighter, and the mother of three children and a Rhodesian Ridgeback, but she’s also been a special education teacher, a camp counselor, and police decoy. She does her best writing when she’s beach camping, or her kids are asleep or at school. If she’s not writing or with her family, she’s reading, doing yoga, water skiing, snowboarding or SUP boarding near her home in Ventura County, California. Cindy loves to write humorous yet emotional novels about young adults experiencing young adult things.

Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win one of seven signed copies of TheTeenager with a Chameleon Soul by Cindy McElroy plus a $5 Starbuck gift card OR one of seven signed copies of The Teenager with a Chameleon Soul by Cindy McElroy plus a box of candy.