Summer is all about reading and Penguin Young Readers has generously offered this giveaway to my readers. They are offering advanced copies of four books for teens to three of my readers! I know I’ve got some readers with teens out there, so I hope you will enter this giveaway!

Here are the books in the giveaway package: Death by Bikini, The Secret Rites of Social Butterflies, Fancy White Trash, and Artichoke’s Heart. Each winner will receive all four advanced reader copies of these books. These books are at a high-school reading level, and as with any books you give to your children to read (even teens) I encourage you to preview them first and discuss them as your teen reads them. Penguin also has a mobile campaign called “Plug Into Penguin” where you can text “PLUGIN” to 70734 for additional content (standard text messaging rates apply).

Here’s a short overview of each of the books in the giveaway, provided directly from Penguin:

Death By Bikini by Linda Gerber
Aphra Behn Connolly has the type of life most teenage girls envy. She lives on a remote tropical island and spends most of her time eavesdropping on the rich and famous. The problem is that her family’s resort allows few opportunities for her to make friends—much less to meet cute boys. So when a smoldering Seth Mulo arrives with his parents, she’s immediately drawn to him. Sure, he’s a little bit guarded, and sure his parents are rather cold, and okay he won’t say a word about his past, but their chemistry is undeniable. Then a famous rock star’s girlfriend turns up dead on the beach—strangled by her own bikini top—and alarm bells sound. Is it too great a coincidence that Seth’s family turned up just one day before a murder? As the plot thickens, Aphra finds that danger lurks behind even the most unexpected of faces. . . .

The Secret Rites of Social Butterflies
by Lizabeth Zindel
Maggie’s parents have just split up, and she’s moved from New Jersey to New York City with her mom. Desperate to make new friends and to distract herself from troubles at home, she falls in with a group of social butterflies at the ritzy private school she now attends. These girls keep a top-secret record of their classmates’ most intimate details on a wall in one of their apartments. Maggie’s friends insist they are collecting the truth—not gossip—about the lives of today’s teenagers. But she soon learns that certain information in the wrong hands can do irreparable damage.

Fancy White Trash by Marjetta Geerling
“If only life were as easy as your sisters.” Abby’s heard that one before. And it’s true —Shelby and Kait aren’t exactly prim and proper. Abby is determined not to follow in their footsteps, so she has created the One True Love Plan. The most important part of the plan is Rule #1: Find Someone New. This means finding a guy who hasn’t already dated Shelby or Kait. But when Abby starts falling for the possible father of Kait’s baby, she has to figure out if some rules are meant to be broken. This debut novel, a modern comedy of errors, is as lighthearted and irreverant as its title.

Artichoke’s Heart by Suzanne Supplee
Rosemary Goode is smart and funny and loyal and the best eyebrow waxer in Spring Hill, Tennessee. But only one thing seems to matter to anyone, including Rosemary: her weight. And when your mom runs the most successful (and gossipy) beauty shop in town, it can be hard to keep a low profile. Rosemary resolves to lose the weight, but her journey turns out to be about everything but the scale. Her life-changing, waist-shrinking year is captured with brutal honesty and humor, topped with an extralarge helping of Southern charm.

Want to enter this book giveaway? The email addresses that I collect for this giveaway will only be used for the purpose of contacting the winners.This giveaway will close on Wednesday, July 16 at 9 pm (CST). I’ll announce the first name or username of the winners in a new post later that evening and contact them by email. I will draw three winners by using the random number generator. If a winner does not contact me within 48 hours by email, I will draw a new winner. Please only enter this giveaway once. This giveaway is only open to residents of the United States. The winners will receive their books by mail directly from Penguin.

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Good luck and remember that you need to use the form to enter this giveaway. You are welcome to post comments on this post, but any comments posted will not be considered as entries in this giveaway. Thanks for entering and come back next week to find out who won! And watch for another giveaway from Penguin here next week plus a free book download that will only be available next week!