There have been a lot of wonderful sightings, with authors, teachers and librarians sharing their photos of the Advanced Reader Copies of my novels. One of my favorites is this one from Mandy Stallard because of the use of “Once upon a time” her caption.
Once upon a time, there was a book that captivated me. @samclarkwrites thank you for writing this beautiful mystery. I wanted to unravel the boy’s story after the very first page! @pwisemanbooks #BookPosse #MakeYourOwnCourage #TheBoyTheBoatAndTheBeast pic.twitter.com/jKvYO6dqxP
— Mandy Stallard (@mmestallard) April 29, 2018
The Boy in the story is alone in a scary place, and one of the tools he uses to comfort himself and make himself feel more brave is to imagine “Once upon a time…” stories. Like this part on page 12 in the book:
“Once upon a time, there was a boy who was lost.” The words crawled over the boy’s lips, slipping past his despair. “The brave king of the land sent out a thousand knights to search every corner of the world. They searched the cities and the forests, the oceans and the beaches. Until they saw him, all alone. And they took him home.”
So I loved that Mandy pulled the “Once upon a time…” idea into her caption.
Here are some of my other favorite sightings of my ARC in the wild:
A MG mystery like no other! The Boy washes up on an island but can’t rem who he is, where he came from, or how he got there. He fearfully treks around looking for clues. Will he overcome his fear & find what he’s looking for? The ending will leave you speechless. #bookvoyage pic.twitter.com/Ko5mdHuFzk
— Emily Montjoy (@mrsmontjoyreads) April 7, 2018
I read and love many middle grade novels, but this book has been haunting me since I finished it. The rich symbolism, the intense mystery that pulled me in right from the beginning, the deep empathy I immediately felt for the boy. @samclarkwrites weaves it all together expertly. pic.twitter.com/lDCtwIjsvg
— Mrs.Sawyers.Reads…a lot (@SawyersShari) June 12, 2018
Just finished this amazing ARC. Mysterious and haunting, a boy struggles to find out where he is. WHO he is. The ending will leave you floored. THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST by @samclarkwrites releases at the end of this month! pic.twitter.com/LRPVQpjujp
— Lauren A Greenberg (@LAGreenberg1) June 5, 2018
MINDBLOWN @samclarkwrites – I seriously… everyone needs to read. PREORDER, SHARE, READ ALOUD. I already preordered a few copies for myself and even sent to some students this year for a surprise in June. #BookVoyage pic.twitter.com/giOeeOH8Ec
— Cassie Thomas (@mrs_cmt1489) May 18, 2018
I love all these pictures!
Personalized copies of THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST are available for pre-order through my fantastic local independent bookstore, BookPeople. The novel is also available for pre-order on IndieBound, Powell’s, Book Depository, Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Target, Walmart, as well as numerous other independent bookstores.