Sunday, September 23, 2007

Beacon Street Girls - A Review and Giveaway

If you're a woman around my age, you probably remember the Sweet Valley High book series. I so wanted to be one of the blonde twins who seemed to have everything I did not, especially popularity.

Well, today's tweens have something even better to sink their minds into. The Beacon Street Girls series is so hip, so modern and so fun! But more importantly, the goal of the series is to create positive role models for pre-teen girls.

Direct from the company, btween productions:

The company’s mission is to provide engaging, high quality literature for “tweens” so we can impact their behavior in a positive manner. The company is committed to the health and well-being of preteen girls, and we work with various world-renowned experts on how to best present the ideas and issues embedded in each of the award-winning books. The books are heavily influenced by the world’s leading experts in childhood development, adolescence and children’s health and well-being.

Take that, Sweet Valley High! My 17-year-old daughter and I, while looking over the books I was sent to review, both said, "Where were cool books like these when we were tweens?! It makes me want to be 12 again!"

The characters in the BSG series include Maeve (friendly, entertaining and fun), Charlotte (intelligent, worldly, curious), Avery (energetic, optimistic, outspoken), Isabel (artistic, sensitive, kind), Katani (stylish, loyal, cool), and the adorable doggie Marty (fiesty, cuddly, suave).

I was sent two books in the series to review, the special adventure, Maeve on the Red Carpet (how did they know this was right up my alley?!), and book five, promises, promises both by Annie Bryant.

The books are flashy enough to catch your tween's attention and subtle enough in their message that they don't come off as preachy or boring.

You can visit each book's page on the Beacon Street Girls website to download the first chapter, take a quiz, print a poster, and more.

The entire site is as fun as the books, with games, contests, and glitz and glamour. There are three contests currently running, including one based on "Maeve on the Red Carpet." The winner of that contest will win either a one week acting workshop for tweens or a one week film making workshop for tweens.

And the site's shop page has SO many fun products that goes along with the series.

Again...makes me wish I was 12!

The folks at BSG have graciously offered to giveaway THREE books from their series to readers of So a Blonde Walks Into a Review! That means three winners! Yay! Each winner will be able to select the book of their choice from the series.

To enter, head on over to Beacon Street Girls and find out which book you like best. Then, just leave a comment here telling us which book that is. You can always change your mind if you're the winner. Make sure you leave me a way to contact you should you win.

Deadline to enter is 11:59 on Sunday, September 30. Winners will be announced on Monday, October 1.

Good luck and happy entering!


Bebemiqui said...

Ghost town sounds interesting!

Anonymous said...

I posted about Skimbaco!

Jane, Pinks & Blues

Maude Lynn said...

I would have to say Worst Enemies/Best Friends, because it's the first. I would love to win one of these for my niece. She's entering that "awkward age."

Anonymous said...

I like the Worst Enemies/Best Friends book the best from what I read.

I blogged this contest too for ya: Monday Edition of Contests Galore

Homemom3 said...

Of course I hate walking into a series without reading the first one so I'd have to say, Worst Enemies/Best Friends. But I also like the sounds of Maeve on the Red Carpet, especially since my little girl will be in her first play this December.

I'll be posting about this later today. (giveaway)

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