Welcome to my stop on the R.I.P Eliza Hart Blog Tour! I am excited to be posting an Excerpt + the Giveaway.
R.I.P. Eliza Hart Info
Title: R.I.P. ELIZA HART
Author: Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Pub. Date: November 28, 2017
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
When Eliza Hart, the most popular girl at Ventana Ranch boarding school, is found dead on the cliffs outside her dormitory, Ellie Sokoloff is determined to figure out what happened to her. After all, Eliza was Ellie’s childhood best friend.
Never mind that ever since Ellie arrived at school Eliza has spread terrible rumors about her, calling her a liar and a stalker, when all Ellie wanted to do was rekindle their old friendship. Or that Ellie’s claustrophobia limits where she can go and what she can do. Or that Ellie’s suitemate, Sam, is the only one who will help her . . . because to everyone else, Ellie looks like the top suspect.
Can Ellie clear her name and solve the mystery behind Eliza’s death? Her hunt for the truth will uncover secrets she never imagined, sending her deep into her own memories of her childhood with Eliza Hart.
New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Sheinmel delivers a gripping mystery and a sensitive and moving examination of the secrets that can hold us back—and even destroy us.
About the Author
I was born in Stanford, California, and even though I moved across the country to New York when I was six years old, I still think of myself as a California girl.
Like so many writers, I grew up loving books. I loved stories so much that when there was nothing to read, I wrote my own stories just to give myself something to read. And when there was no pen and paper to be had, I made up stories and acted them out by myself. I played all the parts, and I was never bored.
There’s no place like home.
I can’t remember what it felt like to fall. Falling never frightened me, even as a little kid. Before swimming took over, I used to do gymnastics and I laughed when I fell off the beam.
Not like the other girls. They all cried.
When I was little, the only thing that made me cry was waking up in the middle of the night. It meant that I would have to try to fall asleep again, the hardest thing in the world.
I stopped sneaking into my parents’ room by the time I was seven. I spent my restless nights alone, tossing and turning and begging my body to turn off the way other girls’ did.
Sometimes I tiptoed to my door and considered walking down the hall.
Imagined waking my mother.
My father slept all the way on the other side of their big bed, and anyway he had pills to help him sleep by then, pills that made it nearly impossible to wake him up. Sometimes I worried there would be a fire or an earthquake in the middle of the night and he’d sleep right through it.
And then I’d imagine what life would be like with just Mom and me. It didn’t look so bad.
And then I’d feel awful for imagining that, for thinking that, and I’d be even more awake.
Just like I am now.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of R.I.P. ELIZA HART, US Only.
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Until next time,