Thank you for taking the time to enter this competition. I have read all of your responses carefully and I have decided on the three winners. If you are not one of them, then perhaps you can buy the book anyway or find it at your local library. Each winner will receive a signed copy of “Give Me Four Reasons.” The winning entries, and my reasons for picking them, are :
* I LOVE READING, there is nothing better than reading before catching a few Z’s or while laying in a hot bath.
* EXTINCTION, my dad keeps telling me books will be extinct soon due to technology, so I bet to stash as many as I can now.
* FAMOUS, I think it is cool that I know a world famous author. How much will a signed copy be worth in years to come.
* EXCITED, Because I have read some of your other books I think ‘ Give Me Four Reasons’ will be just as good or even better.
Reason Two: I have no sisters, only two triplet brothers and a younger one. Reading books about girls who go through problems entirely different from mine makes me think about their life problems and this helps me because I am trying to get a book published soon. Reading about girls ordinary problems helps me to gather criteria for my next book to make it more realistic.
Reason Three: When I go to the Library I look at their range of books and my favourites are always out. I can’t get all my favourite books at bookstores because all the local ones are either too old or closing down. Winning books helps keep me interested in the holidays when my Mum is at work and my Dad also working while my friends aren’t allowed inside or they’re away.
Reason Four: Getting a note in the mail or an email when I’ve won a competition gives me sense of accomplishment. The only time I won a competition worth while I was away for the award ceremony. To know that I have won something makes me know that I can do it even when all the other times I just missed it.
The same birthday we share by law
The same novels we both care for
You and my dad both teach art
And if I don’t win I’ll get it from K-mart
Congratulations Siobhan. What I liked most about your answer was that you were the only person to submit your responses as a rhyme and I thought that was very clever. It was the last line that got me too. Your determination to buy the book from K-mart, even if you don’t win. That is the sign of a true fan. Lizzie
You can see the other responses to this competition on my website shortly.
Thanks again for entering!