CANARY’s Release Date is Here!!!!

31 07 2013

That’s right! Today Rachel Alpine’s debut novel CANARY is officially released! SQUEE! I have been looking forward to this book for a long time! And to celebrate the book’s official release, like the main character Kate, I will be sharing 5 of my very own Today’s Truths as well as a blurb about the wonderful book that is CANARY!

Canary About CANARY:

“Staying quiet will destroy her, but speaking up will destroy everyone.

Kate Franklin’s life changes for the better when her dad lands a job at Beacon Prep, an elite private school with one of the best basketball teams in the state. She begins to date a player on the team and quickly gets caught up in a world of idolatry and entitlement, learning that there are perks to being an athlete.

But those perks also come with a price. Another player takes his power too far and Kate is assaulted at a party. Although she knows she should speak out, her dad’s vehemently against it and so, like a canary sent into a mine to test toxicity levels and protect miners, Kate alone breathes the poisonous secrets to protect her dad and the team. The world that Kate was once welcomed into is now her worst enemy, and she must decide whether to stay silent or expose the corruption, destroying her father’s career and bringing down a town’s heroes.”

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Praise for CANARY:

“A searing and tender portrait of the complexities of high school friendships, dating and privilege. CANARY is a testament to the power of hard-won truths.”
~Daisy Whitney, author of THE MOCKINGBIRDS and WHEN YOU WERE HERE

“The subtle way Rachele Alpine addresses love, loss, popularity, and friendship makes this book a realistic and arresting read. For anyone who ever struggled with frenemies and fitting in, CANARY is an important addition to contemporary YA discussions.”
~Jennifer Brown, author of THE HATE LIST

“In an engrossing, carefully unfolding drama, sophomore Kate Franklin adjusts to a new school, a powerful set of friends and a family that is falling apart…Overall, a sophisticated, evocative portrait of a teen girl finding her place among peers and family. (Fiction. 14-18)”

“Rachele Alpine’s CANARY sings the truth about what happens when we put our high school heroes on a pedestal and give them the power to act like villains.”
~Erin Jade Lange, author of BUTTER

“Alpine’s Canary is a deeply-felt, poignant account of someone trying to find strength in a world that has hurled its worst at her. Alpine has created a compelling narrator in Kate and the challenges she must face are both realistic and heartbreaking.”
~Colleen Clayton, author of WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Rachel AlpineAbout Rachele:

Rachele Alpine is a lover of sushi, coffee, and Michael Jackson. One of her first jobs was at a library, but it didn’t last long, because all she did was hide in the third-floor stacks and read. Now she’s a little more careful about when and where she indulges her reading habit. By day she’s a high school English teacher, and by night she writes with the companionship of the world’s cutest dog, Radley, a big cup of coffee, and a full bag of gummy peaches. Rachele lives with her husband in Cleveland, Ohio, but dreams of moving back to Boston, the city she fell in love with while attending graduate school there.

Connect with Rachel Online:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Today's Truth

1. Today’s Truth: I paid a $11 library book fine.

2. Today’s Truth: I’ve decided to cut my hair shorter and color it purple.

3. Today’s Truth: I’m super excited to read CANARY.

4. Today’s Truth: I weighed myself and found I lost 3 pounds in the past 2 weeks.

5. Today’s Truth: I’m afraid that bad changes may be happening soon in my life.

And with that, I ask you all to check out CANARY by Rachel Alpine and wish her a wonderful release day!




2 responses

1 08 2013
Rachele Alpine

Thanks for sharing your truths and celebrating CANARY’s launch!!! Sending you positive vibes to cancel out #5!! Can’t wait for you to read the book!

1 08 2013

Thanks for the positive vibes, Rachele! I’m heading to B&N this weekend and I’ll look for it so I can pick it up!

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